When all the criteria for energy storage is taken into consideration, the use of batteries is inferior to CES. While high-efficiency batteries can yield 1 kW of power, they cost about US $4,000 which is 4 times the cost required by CES to produce the same power
A pilot project, fully integrated into the UK’s national grid, is currently in operation and is being supported by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and UK-based utility SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy). Highview plans to have a 3.5 megawatt (MW) commercial-scale plant operational by 2012, with the aim of increasing capacity to 10MW by 2014.
In the race to find the innovative energy storage solution that can take our renewable energy ambitions to the next level, CES provides the most efficient, economic and environmentally-friendly answer. So far.
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