13 Jul '11, 12pm

Guest Post: Can Coal Mines Become Solar Farms?: I was reading an article recently about mountaintop removal (M...

Guest Post: Can Coal Mines Become Solar Farms?: I was reading an article recently about mountaintop removal (M...

The sun doesn’t shine at night, and shines only intermittently during the day. As such, solar systems would have to be supplemented with storage, gas turbines or other technologies. The price of renewable power, thus, would invariably be higher in the initial years. (Editor's note : The environmental remediation costs typically associated with MTR would also be hundreds of millions of dollars less for a solar farm too.) There are many options coming online now for grid-level energy storage, including, but not limited to: pumped hydro, compressed air energy storage (CAES), sodium-sulfur batteries, lead acid batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries, flywheels, and lithium-ion batteries. Empty, abandoned coal mines in Germany are being looked at as potential sites for pumped hydro energy storage for renewable energy systems -- something I would assume we have plenty of in Kentucky...

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