In order to face one of our most challenging problems in present time, global warming, we have to start relying on renewable sources instead of fossil fuels. The problem is however that with these methods we face problems with fluctuations in the power supply throughout the day due to changing weather conditions. To solve this problem, companies have developed different ways to safely store the energy from wind and solar, so that it can be consumed on demand when it's needed the most. During the last couple of years, numerous solutions have been presented with everything from different types of batteries, fuel cells and hybrid techniques. The goal is to secure the energy supply, so that we can have the same power supply 24 hours a day.
Sweden and Finland are both in forefront when it comes to energy storage and efficiency and have with their many storage solutions shown that it’s possible to combine economic growth with sustainability. San Diego is America’s leading region when it comes to storage innovations and the state of California is giving strong support by kick starting energy storage markets through incentive programs. The aim of Green Connections is to bring these prominent regions together to build relations and share ideas and plans on how to build a sustainable future.
Today’s world urgently requires optimizing the usage of energy resources. In order to support the future of live as we know it, global actions and international cooperation in developing renewable energy solutions is paramount. As the second largest energy consumer in the world, the United States plays an integral part in guiding global transition towards renewable energy. California, as the largest state in the U.S. and a global economic superpower, has largely supported renewable energy innovations for decades, showing considerable results in building up on modernized energy resourcing.
In recent years, Sweden and Finland have achieved remarkable pinnacles in turning the Nordic nations to role models for managing and developing new and innovative energy technologies. Topping the European Union list of renewable energy proportion per capita in consumption, both countries have met their national targets within the Europe 2020 renewable energy strategy. The work has not stopped there – both countries are still attracting both public and financial interest towards their continuously developing renewable energy solutions in both domestic and international markets.