Gallery: 36 Megawatt Energy Storage System to be Built at Notrees Wind ...

 

The world’s largest wind energy storage system is set to be built in oil country, deep in the heart of Texas. North Carolina-based company Duke Energy has hired Xtreme Power to build a giant storage system at a wind farm in aptly-named Notrees, Texas. The current wind farm boasts an output of 153 megawatts, and Xtreme’s new system will store up to 36 megawatts in a dynamic battery.

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  1. rolf westgard June 14, 2011 at 7:08 am

    If the battery lasts ten minutes it won’t help much. This appears to be an expensive kluge.

  2. chris offspring April 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Energy buffers aren’t new. But their efficiency normally sucks or their operating costs are too high for the buffers to be commercially viable (or they have a big impact on the environment like pumped-storage hydroelectricity which needs two large lakes)

  3. WattsMeasureFlow April 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Sorry to nerd out… but “store up to 36 megawatts” doesn’t make any sense.

    Watts measure how quickly energy is flowing, not how much of it is stored.

  4. LithiumBeauty April 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    This is excellent, hopefully demonstration of these kinds of power buffers can quiet comments about unreliable renewable energy.

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