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Why Wind and Solar Power Alone Just Won’t Work… Yet.

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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 3:26 pm

It seems everyone wants a clean and green energy grid these days, and the reasons are all good ones; be it cutting emissions or reducing demand for expensive and scarce foreign resources. Unfortunately there is a problem with this dream of powering our world solely on wind and solar electricity; we use power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The sun isn’t always shining and the wind isn’t always blowing, it’s called intermittency, and today I am going to provide a quick tutorial on it.

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