Energy storage: a question of balance

Harris, Stephen
May 2013
Engineer (Online Edition);5/10/2013, p2
The author reflects on the scope of the challenge in developing feasible technologies for cutting carbon emissions. The author believes that the government needs energy storage for various reasons which include making renewable generation more practical and cost-effective, removing the sight of wind turbines shut down during windy but off-peak times and cutting down the need for back-up fossil-fuel power when renewable energy runs short.


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