Battery investment makes wind and solar more viable

Yesterday we reported that wind is the cheapest form of energy. A major hurdle for wind and solar energy to overcome is power storage—peak wind and solar production hours often can’t handle peak usage time and storing energy has been too costly. Now an energy utility that powers 14 million residents in Southern California has invested in building an energy storage facility comprised of 600,000 lithium-ion batteries—or enough to run about 2,000 Chevy Volts. The $54 million project will take two years to build and upon completion will be used to store power from 5,000 wind turbines around the Mojave Desert.

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Battery investment makes wind and solar more viable

Yesterday we reported that wind is the cheapest form of energy. A major hurdle for wind and solar energy to overcome is power storage—peak wind and solar production hours often can’t handle peak usage time and storing energy has been too costly. Now an energy utility that powers 14 million residents in Southern California has invested in building an energy storage facility comprised of 600,000 lithium-ion batteries—or enough to run about 2,000 Chevy Volts. The $54 million project will take two years to build and upon completion will be used to store power from 5,000 wind turbines around the Mojave Desert.

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