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06/18/20

Energy storage for Renewable Resources

Lead batteries provide power storage capacity for industrial wind and solar projects as well as residential and community-based installations to store wind and solar-generated energy.

Solar and wind power plants use the power contained in lead batteries to reduce the current spikes and increase the capacity to provide power on demand. When demand is weak, they store surplus electricity and release it when demand is high, to maintain a constant flow of energy to millions of households and companies. Lead batteries are also used in rural small-scale hydroelectric systems to help provide critical, renewable communications, refrigeration to the 1 billion people in remote areas that lack access to an electricity grid.

Nearly 25 per cent of the developed countries’ communities do not have access to electricity. When there is no access to a power grid, lead batteries can store and optimize energy from renewable sources. They are one of the most environmentally friendly of all battery technologies which makes them a perfect partner for solar and wind energy sustainability. They are often crucial in helping to close the gap between those having electricity access and those who do not, especially in remote geographic areas.