Giant rechargeable batteries could soon be installed across Britain to help power wind farms and solar panels

Watts Up With That?

From The Daily Mail

  • The business secretary Greg Clark is expected to announce the plans this week
  • The batteries will help wind and solar panel farms supply during high demand
  • Government announced £246million fund for greener energy solutions in April

By Mail Online Reporter

Speaking to the Sunday Times, he said: ‘We get 14 per cent of our electricity from intermittent sources [such as wind and solar] . . . but this intermittency does add costs.’

4297F47400000578-4721646-image-m-59_1500771085845 The business secretary Greg Clark is expected to announce plans this week to install the batteries near wind and solar panel farms to help the energy resources continue to supply households when demand increases.

Chris Hewett of the Solar Trade Association told the newspaper: ‘Installing batteries alongside solar power would reduce overall costs to the electricity system and allow the country to have cheap solar at the heart of its power system.’

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