28 Jun '18, 5pm

World's First Offshore Wind Battery Installed at Floating Farm

A revolutionary battery has been successfully installed at the Hywind Scotland , the world's first floating offshore wind farm located about 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast. With the 1.2-megawatt storage system known as "Batwind" in operation, it will be possible for the first time to store energy produced from an offshore wind farm, developers Masdar and Equinor touted in a press release Wednesday. As EcoWatch mentioned previousl y, if we want to accelerate the world's renewable energy transition, we're going to need much better batteries . Energy storage is crucial to mitigating intermittency and optimizing output. In other words, when there's too much or too little wind, batteries can help store or release energy. "The variability of renewable energy can to a certain extent be managed by the grid," said Sebastian Bringsvaerd, development manager for Hywind and Batw...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/offshore-wind-battery-scotland-2...

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