So, why not just use batteries to store BigWind energy? Battery storage is simply not dense enough. Read below and you will see the limitations. It does not make sense. We need energy DENSE sources that are efficient, dispatchable and inexpensive (nuclear/gas/coal/hydro) for our homes and businesses. Batteries, though rechargeable, are not green. Visit a … Continue reading Will Batteries be the savior for BigWind? No and they are NOT green
If BigWind is already UNaffordable, (see previous article),what will battery storage do to the economics? It spells d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r for the industry. We would join the ranks of Germany, where an article, "To Heat or Eat", highlighted the disproportionate amount of cash that citizens pay for energy. California legislators out of their minds, to believe that … Continue reading Why battery storage won’t save BigWind
Note: The energy per unit of mass in a battery is much lower than than our common fuels like gasoline. When is the last time you threw away a battery? Can you imagine the landfill waste that will be generated if we begin to build turbines with massive batteries inside? Some batteries contain toxic metals … Continue reading Will Wind Turbine BATTERIES destroy their GREEN image?
Would this tarnish BigWind's "green" image...How is the use/storage of 75000 LITERS of sulfuric acid/vanadium pentoxide "green"? I believe that Vanadium is used as a catalyst to convert sulfur dioxide into sulfuric acid, hence the term battery "acid". Where does Vanadium come from? Predominantly China... The Scottish island of Gigha is to be the focus … Continue reading BigWind will want you to believe that 75,000Liters of Battery Acid is “Green”