TITLE

Smart grids: The energy storage problem

AUTHOR(S)
Lindley, David
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Nature;1/7/2010, Vol. 463 Issue 7277, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers tips on how to address the lack of storage options in renewable energy generation worldwide. The author believes that it is vital for the sector to have good storage options because humans are not in control of the amount of alternative energy that nature will provide. He said that due to the necessity of furnishing a steady supply of electricity to meet constant varying demand, the industry resorted to costly and inefficient methods producing electricity including large-scale battery storage and spinning flywheel. He states that the most efficient and cost-effective method of have large-scale electric energy storage is to minimize energy consumption and use smart-grid technologies.
ACCESSION #
47342997

 

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