100,000 homes in Germany now have battery-storage systems connected to the grid


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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Technology – Quartz September 1, 2018 at 01:33AM.)

Germany helped make solar power cheap. As of June this year, it boasts 1 million homes that have installed rooftop solar panels. That means the country produces a lot of renewable energy—sometimes more than it can use.

At such times, German grid operators have had to pay neighboring countries or grids to use the excess electricity. Since the beginning of this year, German grids have accumulated 194 hours (paywall) with negative power prices.

Now Germany is turning to energy storage as a solution to the problem of excess electricity. On Aug. 28, an energy ministry official attended the commissioning (link in German) of the 100,000th home to install a battery-storage system that’s connected to the grid.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Technology – Quartz] September 1, 2018 at 01:33AM. Credit to Author Akshat Rathi and Technology – Quartz | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

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