Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, August 15, 2011 8:51 pm

Clean energy vs. the storage question


The problem with the cleanest forms of energy, solar and wind-generated electricity, is that some of that energy has to be stored against times when there is no wind and no solar energy (e.g., nights). So how would we do that, using what we now know about energy-storage technology (i.e., batteries)?

Tom Murphy, a physicist at UC-San Diego, explains in engaging, understandable fashion.

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