Gallery: World’s Largest Wind Energy Storage System Launches in Texas

 

North Carolina-based Duke Energy just flipped the switch on what the company claims is the world’s largest battery power storage system. Situated at their Notrees wind farm in western Texas, the $44 million, 36-megawatt facility utilizes cutting-edge technologies to provide storage for—and therefore a steady supply of power from—the 153-megawatt renewable energy plant which supplies electricity to Walmart.

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  1. 2ndgreenrevolutionblog January 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    This makes me wonder what the cost comparison would be with a fuel cell. Even if batteries are cheaper, it would seem that a fuel cell would be a more stable system store the fuel after converting it to hydrogen–though perhaps less efficient?

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