31. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A lot of the time, grid energy storage is discussed in the context of renewable energy. Storage is cited as a necessary solution to the diurnal nature of solar and wind energy. “We need storage because the sun doesn’t shine at night.” “Wind energy is greatest at night, so we need storage to shift wind energy to the daytime.” While there is some truth to these statements, they don’t reflect the real need for energy storage on our present grid.

via Guest Post: The Value of Short-term Energy Storage for Renewable Energy | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network.