The Wind Industry’s Myth of Storing Mass Volumes of Power Busted (Again)

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?

STOP THESE THINGS

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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?
Energy Matters
Roger Andrews
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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About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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One Response to The Wind Industry’s Myth of Storing Mass Volumes of Power Busted (Again)

  1. Nigel Molesworth, Jr says:

    As any fule kno UK electricity consumption is around 300 million MWh per year. What’s the need to store even one whole year’s consumption, let alone 1,000,000 years’ worth?

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