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Letras Verdes, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales

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KAZIMIERSKI, Martín Ariel. Energy storage towards the imminent renewable paradigm: the role of ion-lithium batteries and South American perspectives. Letras Verdes [online]. 2018, n.23, pp.108-132.  Epub Mar 01, 2018. ISSN 1390-6631.

The current global energy system is characterized by a high dependence on fossil fuels, a paradigm that begins to encounter difficulties as existing reserves are depleted and ecological costs increase. Thus, the incorporation of renewable energies, their generation in a distributed form and the growth of the electric motor park, are presented as the most promising triad in the conformation of a new, more efficient and sustainable paradigm. This article focuses on the importance that energy accumulators acquire in this scenario, mainly due to their role in stabilizing networks and enabling self-consumption and electric propulsion. It identifies lithium-ion batteries with a wide range of possibilities for South America, which has the most important reserves of lithium in the world, incorporating the idea of ​​development within the new energy pattern and in a current and potential market of large dimensions.

Keywords : energy storage; energy transition; lithium-ion batteries; renewable energies; South America..

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