At the meeting of the LRS on 27th March 2019 Prof Win Rampen, the Chair of Energy Storage at Edinburgh University and the former M.D. of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, talked about Energy Storage. He wrote:
"For the past 100 years or so, the world has been misusing fossil fuels from the Carboniferous period about 300 million years ago by digging them up and burning them. We have been using them at a rate of 1 million years to 1 year, which is scary. What we should be doing is using the sun's energy in the year that it is provided to us, and we have a long way to go to achieve that.
So the talk will be about renewables in general but more specifically about solving the mismatch between the uncontrolled delivery of power and the equally uncontrolled user demand. I shall be talking about how we can integrate renewable energy into the grid to displace fossil fuels - which Is where energy storage comes in!"
Prof Rampen receiving the Bramah Medal for his work on this subject.
Prof. Rampen re-started the tradition that newly-appointed professors present an inaugural lecture.
His talk to the Lothians Radio Society was based upon that inaugural lecture in June 2015,
which fortunately was recorded and is available for viewing on youtube (click)