The Fantasy of Storing Wind Power: No Commercial System Exists & None is LikelyPosted: March 7, 2016
Green logic = storing wind energy in chemical based toxic batteries made from rare earth ‘mined’ from Mother Earth (if one big enough could even be made).
The wind industry is the perpetual infant of power generation: always looking for the subsidies to last that little bit longer; always promising to improve its performance; always claiming it will outdo hydro, coal and gas – provided, of course, that the subsidies keep flowing.
STT for one thinks the wind industry has had ample time to grow up and stand on its own two feet.
Like the brat that it is, the wind industry can’t be told what to do and, especially, won’t ever respond to demands from power users about when its product should be delivered.
It’s quite happy to produce plenty of power when it’s not needed at night time; and much less during the day, when it is (as seen in the graph above); and, often, none at all during periods of peak demand: as set…
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