Giant Batteries for power grids will make solar and wind renewable power real players

One big problem with renewable energy technologies like Solar and Wind is that the sun stops shining at night and the wind can stop blowing for days depending on weather patterns. What we need is a giant battery to store the power when it is available so we can use it later.

Chemical Batteries

Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries
South Australia’s giant Tesla battery confounds critics
How Tesla Battery Farms Changed the Lives of Australians
The battery that could make mass solar and wind power viable
Can 100% renewable energy power the world? – Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei
Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy
The Future Of Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion

Pumped Storage (using lakes)

$3 billion project hopes to turn Hoover Dam into giant battery system
A Giant Battery for Wind and Solar Energy: Ludington Pumped Storage Power Station
World’s Largest Batteries – (Pumped Storage)
Pumped-storage hydropower

Flow Batteries

Giant Flow Batteries Could Power Your City in the Future
SCHMID Energy Systems: Basics of a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery
The Liquid Batteries That Could Power Entire Cities

Compressed Air

Turning Compressed Air Into Electricity – CAES 2015
Underwater Energy Storage in Toronto
Smart Energy Systems: 100% Renewable Energy at a National Level (Full Version)
This New Tech Could Revolutionize How We Store Renewable Energy

Other forms of storage

Gravitricity – fast, long-life energy storage
The Mechanical Battery
Liquid Air Energy Storage Animation 2018
Storing the Sun’s Energy in Liquid Could Change Solar Forever

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