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  •  Yeah, Clean Technica is great. (2+ / 0-)
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    But except for electric vehicles, batteries and other electrical storage are overrated.  It's easier to move electricity in space rather time.  If one region has a temporary shortage, send in power from another region that has a temporary oversupply.  

    "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

    by Calamity Jean on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 04:46:16 AM PDT

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    •  A continent wide smart grid (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      would be a HUGE advantage for Solar/Wind.  Hopefully batteries will be a transitional technology to a truly smart/efficient grid.

      •  A Smart Grid might use batteries to (1+ / 0-)
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        JeffW

        even out small minute-to-minute variations, but I can't see storing power centrally for more than a few hours.  

        "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

        by Calamity Jean on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 11:24:27 AM PDT

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