To be well-rounded renewable energy warriors, we have to admit some downfalls of green power, and how to solve those issues. One of the issues facing Europe’s renewable energy sector (and eventually America’s) is the intermittent nature of wind and solar power and the impact that variability can have on a power grid during peak demand times.
REstore, however, is one (of many) companies offering technology that can “analyze, predict and adjust power-using devices to balance out those minute-by-minute or hour-by-hour fluctuations,” as reported by Greentech Media. REstore utilizes cold storage — and a technician manning some computers — to balance the oscillation of power supply and power demand to avoid blackouts.
Check out the full article above for some interesting details on how REstore is dealing with the varying amount of power needed for electric vehicles tapping into a grid at any given moment.
Source: Green Tech Media
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Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.