19 Sep '11, 4am

Why the Wind Industry Needs More Electric Cars via @earthindustry

Why the Wind Industry Needs More Electric Cars via @earthindustry

It is no secret that wind energy is inherently intermittent. And when the wind is blowing the hardest — often at night when demand is at its lowest — there is no guarantee there will be demand for the electricity, or a place to store it when there is. In fact, the two biggest technological hurdles to making windpower a reliable contributor to the electric grid are intermittency and storage. And although various storage systems have been proposed, tested or developed — ranging from giant batteries made of molten salt to the practice of pressurizing underground wells with compressed air or pumping water above hydropower stations where it can be released from reservoirs during peak demand — they all have enormous price tags and painfully long construction timelines. If only there was a way the cost and development timelines for renewables storage could be shrunken. Or that th...

Full article: http://earthandindustry.com/2011/09/why-the-wind-industry...

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