The new CrystEna energy storage system, which fuses electricity grid control technologies built up in the Hitachi Group and Hitachi Chemical, will help in maintaining the power supply-demand balance.

Hitachi plans to start a demonstration test of the new energy storage system in North America in the beginning of 2014.

According to Hitachi, the demand for energy storage systems is expected to increase rapidly, as this systems will help in maintaining the electricity supply-demand balance, effectively utilise energy and stabilise power quality.

The company noted that solar and other forms of distributed renewable energy are attracting attention across the world, as a way to reduce CO2 emissions.

Image: Concept of energy storage system. Photo: Courtesy of Business Wire.