Browsing All posts tagged under »Battery Storage Costs«

California Secretly Struggles With Renewables

January 18, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ California has hooked up a grid battery system that is almost ten times bigger than the previous world record holder, but when it comes to making renewables reliable it is so small it might as well not exist. The new battery array is rated at a storage capacity of 1,200 […]

New York Can’t Buy Its Way Out Of Blackouts

December 26, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ New York City will soon be home to the world’s biggest utility-scale battery system, designed to back up its growing reliance on intermittent renewables. At 400 MWh this batch of batteries will be more than triple the 129 MWh world leader in Australia. The City of New York’s director of […]

Batteries Not A Sustainable Backup For Wind And Solar – Part II: Safety, Health And Cost

June 13, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ Joy and Celebration: In his Laudeat et Jubilat, Mozart gave specific instructions to the conductor; “Allegro ma non troppo,” or play it happily, but not so much. In this second and concluding part on backing up inconsistent wind and solar energy with battery storage, we give these same instructions […]

Battery Fantasy

September 5, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ Since solar power and wind power and only produce electricity 25 to 30 percent of the time (and sometimes not at all) they need to be backed up by something. No biggie, we’ll just build lots of giant batteries like […]

Battery Storage Is An Infinitesimal Part Of Electrical Power

July 3, 2019 by

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By Steve Goreham ~ Large-scale storage of electricity is the latest proposed solution to boost the deployment of renewables. Renewable energy advocates, businesses, and state governments plan to use batteries to store electricity to solve the problem of intermittent wind and solar output. But large-scale storage is only an insignificant part of the electrical power […]