Maria Skyllas-Kazacos

The Storage Expert (New Zealand)

As a professor of chemical engineering Maria Skyllas-Kazacos is one of the most respected energy specialist and primary developer of the vanadium redox battery (VRB). The battery can store electrical power from renewable energy sources and thus secures a stable and reliable supply.

“Renewable Energy is intermissioned – the sun doesn't shine at night or on cloudy days and the wind will stop blowing occasionally, so if you're going to have a high penetration of renewable energy you have got to be able to store it.”