Posted By Rich Miller On March 5, 2007 @ 4:36 pm In Power | Comments Disabled
Combine solar energy with some of the latest battery storage technology and you should be able to build a 10 megawatt power system – you use the 1 megawatt solar system in combination with off-peak lower-priced power to charge the 10 megawatts of battery storage. There are lots of logistical issues here, such as the actual usable area on a roof and so on, but this seems realistic in theory. I’ve been told that such a system could cost up to $10 million to build and deploy (before the government rebates and tax credits).Allan’s post raises two questions: is this approach workable, and does it make economic sense?
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