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Efficiency of storing renewable energy: solar O.K., wind needs improvement

Stanford researchers calculate amount of fuel and electricity required to build and operate battery storage systems

Mark Shwartz
September 9, 2013
Charles Barnhart
A new study finds that it may be better for the environment to temporarily shut down a wind turbine than to store the surplus electricity it generates.