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How Much Energy Storage Is Needed In A Solar & Wind Powered Grid?

December 9th, 2016 | by Giles Parkinson

If the grid is powered by “variable renewable energy” (or VRE), such as wind and solar (see graph above), what will happen when, as the detractors say, the wind don’t blow and the sun don’t shine? The answer, of course, is storage. But not nearly as much as the cynics suggest. And at not nearly the cost



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