Smart grids: The energy storage problem

Lindley, David
January 2010
Nature;1/7/2010, Vol. 463 Issue 7277, p18
Academic Journal
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.


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