Politicians wet dreams! Practical application/consumption in MWhr for the UK is some 335 trillion per annum. Now how big a battery would you meed to store that?
Desperation is a stinky cologne: and the wind industry is drenched in it.
Having been rumbled over the fact that wind power depends on … wait for it … the WIND, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers have resorted to wild claims about building giant batteries – that could soak up their product at times when the wind is blowing and there’s no market for it (ie night-time) and allow them to deliver it later, on demand. Trouble is, physics and economics have other ideas.
Is large-scale energy storage dead?
8 April 2016
Many countries have committed to filling large percentages of their future electricity demand with intermittent renewable energy, and to do so they will need long-term energy storage in the terawatt-hours range.
But the modules they are now installing store only megawatt-hours of energy. Why are they doing this? This post concludes that…
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