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Why We Need Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Sources

One of the biggest challenges to renewable energy has been energy storage – harnessing the technology of a battery and applying that to a much bigger scale, such as our electricity grid.  Doing so would enable increased generation of renewable energy, primarily produced from wind and solar power.  This would not only be a huge benefit for homes in Destin, FL but for homes around the nation as well.

Wind and solar power provide a clean and renewable source of energy.  However, when the sun goes down and the wind stops blowing, reliability decreases.  Energy storage would enable produced energy to be contained until it is needed, thus providing a continuous flow of energy all day and in any weather condition to Destin, FL homeowners.

The ultimate goal would be to incorporate this technology into Destin, Florida’s electricity grid, which currently has very little electricity storage.  The storage facilities that do exist are located in only a few regions due to the specificity of their operational requirements.  The goal is to develop new storage technologies that can be used anywhere in the country.

Not only would such technological advancements save money and reduce pollution, it would create several other benefits, such as:

  • A more secure and efficient grid that is less susceptible to disruptions.
  • Boost US competitiveness in environmental innovations on a global platform.
  • Create jobs.
  • Generate tax revenues for development areas.
  • Advance educational demand in manufacturing, engineering, transportation, construction, and finance sectors.

Make sure you check the Veach View Blog frequently to get more energy related news and money saving tips.  And as always, if you or anyone you know would like to buy a home in Destin, Florida or sell a home in Destin, Florida contact Kerry Veach online or call 1.800.879.0309. With over 1,000 closings, 20+ years of experience and a full-time real estate team, it’s no surprise that 95% of Kerry’s business comes from referrals.

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