31 Oct '11, 8pm

Green Blog: Better Batteries: Not Just for Cars Anymore: A new wind farm in West Virginia relies on batteries to...

Jeff Swensen for The New York Times A battery station at AES’s Laurel Mountain wind farm in West Virginia. As I wrote in Saturday’s paper, energy storage will be critical to making wind power more useful. Some wind farms are forced to dump a substantial portion of their production because they churn out megawatts in the middle of the night, when there is very little demand for it. At such times, some grid operators even charge generators for making power rather than paying them for it. A wind farm I visited last week has 98 megawatts of power, meaning it could run 30-odd Super Wal-Marts. But the maximum power of a battery installation is just 32 megawatts, or just one-third of that wind power, and it fills up in 15 minutes. Still, the technology of batteries is changing. The ones in use at the Laurel Mountain wind farm in West Virginia are cylindrical, in a standard indust...

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