12 Apr Keeping the lights on and powering up – Security in Green Energy Storage
Safety in Storage
We don’t often think about how much we take for granted when it comes to our electricity. We use it for our lights, our entertainment, and for both preserving and cooking our food. In fact, we don’t really notice how much we depend on a steady supply of power until it goes out. And while being unable to take a hot shower is problematic, it’s nowhere near the worst thing that can happen when something goes wrong with your local utility company. If the hospital has no power, or if your petrol station can’t fill your tank, or if you can’t pay for anything with a credit card, then suddenly you’ll be dealing with a situation ten times worse than sitting at home and reading a book.
One of the goals of green energy is to minimise these kinds of widespread power outages, and to make sure as many necessary services continue to function regardless of weather conditions. A key to making that happen, though, is reliable, safe energy storage.
One of the primary advantages of green energy is that it can be easily localised. That means if you want your local hospital to have the power it needs to provide treatment, even if there’s a power outage in the area, you can install solar panels on the roof, as well as wind turbines on the property. However, what happens when someone needs urgent medical care at midnight, and the sun has been down for hours?
That’s where energy storage comes into the picture.
Our ability to harness green energy has grown steadily over the years, but one of the big hurdles we always faced when it came to implementing renewable energy over fossil fuels was trying to match the supply to the demand. Even you’re having a windy afternoon, or a bright and sunny day, that’s good for that day… but what about when the wind dies down, or the sun sets? Where are you going to get your power from then? Well, in today’s day and age, from the battery storage pack that’s connected to your green energy source.
Backup Power For Uninterrupted Service
As energy storage technology grows more common, and less expensive, more and more places have embraced green energy for their power needs. Governments are using energy storage solutions to ensure they’re always ready to respond to the needs of the people, by providing police, fire, and medical establishments with green energy storage solutions. The private sector is investing in the same solutions to make sure they don’t lose business, or product, as a result of problems with the local grid. In fact, energy storage solutions have come far enough that it’s now possible for many homeowners to make sure they have renewable energy storage on their property, granting them a large measure of energy independence.
Is This The Watershed Moment For A Green Future?
Every time there’s a big leap forward in renewable energy technology, there’s always a slew of people declaring that this discovery is what’s going to topple fossil fuels off their throne, and crown green energy as our new way of powering our lives. However, the advances in green energy storage might be the real thing. Gathering renewable sources is something we can do with relative ease, and every day that passes our worldwide capacity only grows larger. Energy storage allows us to smooth that capacity out, and to make sure everyone has the energy they need, when they need it. If we de-centralize power generation, using smaller grids powered by green sources, then the results could change the way we use our power in a very real way.
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