Keeping the wind

Aitch, Iain
July 2007
Green Futures;Jul2007, Issue 65, p7
The article reflects on a technology developed by a Canadian company VRB Power Systems that would allow wind-generated devices to store power during summer when the wind does not blow that strong to power the device. According to the report, the technology, Vanadium Redox Battery Energy Storage System, promises to do the job more efficiently than fuel cells. When released in the market the system could provide reliance on costly back up from the grid decreasing and even see wind farms acting as back up for the grid itself, providing income and increasing the proportion of green energy use by selling power back


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