Mass Gigawatt Storage is closer than you may think
- Jul 24, 2020 4:31 pm GMT
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Written by: Virgil Perryman and Shiva Vencat
Vaclav Smil is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba and a confidant of Bill Gates, who challenged the possibility of rapid transition from fossil fuels.
Professor Smil once answered that the one technology that could change the prevailing trends was Energy Storage. “Give me mass-scale storage, and I don’t worry at all. With my wind and [solar] photovoltaics, I can take care of everything,” he told Science. “But we are nowhere close to it.”
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