Battery storage can’t fix wind & solar’s intermittency problem

By National Wind Watch Claims that mega-batteries will fix wind and solar’s natural intermittency problem turn out to be mega-myths. First, lithium-ion batteries of the kind pitched by Tesla – like every kind of battery – do not generate a single watt of power and are net consumers of electricity during their charge/discharge phase. Second, they are insanely expensive – relative to the trivial amounts of power they are capable of storing and releasing. Third, they are not designed to operate at grid-scale; at . . .

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