Dependability of Wind Energy Generators with Short-Term Energy Storage

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Science  26 Nov 1976:
Vol. 194, Issue 4268, pp. 935-937
DOI: 10.1126/science.194.4268.935-a


Power fluctuations and power duration curves for wind energy generators, including energy storage facilities of a certain capacity, are compared to those of typical nuclear reactors. A storage system capable of delivering the yearly average power output for about 10 hours already makes the dependability of the wind energy system comparable to that of a typical nuclear plant.