Batteries, Wind Turbines And The Grid

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There Has Been A Lot Of Stuff In he News Lately About Battery Storage – And For Good Reason

We’ll use wind energy as an example.

When the wind blows a windmill produces so many kilowatts of power and when it doesn’t blow you get nothing.

The utilities need to know how much consistent power they can count on from the wind turbines and the take an average over a wide area because the wind will be blowing in some areas and not others.

The figure they come up with is pretty small compare to the maximum capacity of those turbines.

However if you can smooth out those peaks and valleys using storage the consistent energy supply figures for wind turbines goes up by a factor of four.

That can reduce the need for peaker plants making energy storage cost effective.

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Here are some short videos explaining this a little more

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