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The Long Island solar farm is the largest PV array in the eastern United States. and generates 32 MW from 164,312 solar panels. These panels use the latest polycrystalline-silicon PV modules, which reduces its size to the smallest footprint for a solar array of this output. Photo by Gene Wolf.

Taming Renewables with Storage

Renewable resources can become dispatchable with sufficient energy storage systems.

The portion of electricity generated by renewable energy sources is climbing substantially each year all around the world. It is mostly because of an increase in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems brought about by dropping prices. Experts within the electric industry are not in agreement as to what should be done about this. Their opinions are diverse, to say the least, but they do agree that as wind and solar increase, so do the problems associated with operating this new grid.


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