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Securing renewables: how batteries solve the problem of clean electricity

Renewable energy Energy resources Australia


Critics put forward two key arguments against widespread adoption of renewable energy: price and intermittency. Solar and wind costs have fallen so rapidly over the past decade that they are now competitive with fossil fuels, so the price argument is losing traction.

Battery and other forms of storage technology are rapidly overcoming the variability argument. As batteries become more widespread, this will answer the final objection to vigorously developing our clean energy resources.

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