Gallery: New Wind Farm In West Virginia Uses Batteries to Improve Perfo...

 

A wind farm which opened in this week in West Virginia marks an important milestone in wind energy — the farm is using a battery system to store energy and improve performance. Laurel Mountain wind farm, which consists of 61 turbines spread out over 12 miles, is designed to be more grid friendly, smoothing out the bumps in energy production, which will hopefully allow it to be more profitable. The battery bank is not an exotic new technology, but a string of 1.3 million D and C cell Li-ion batteries which can store a fraction of the farm’s output.

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