Storage Integration

A significant hurdle for the integration of renewable technologies such as wind and solar is the ability to utilize them when they are needed (which does not always coincide with when they are produced).  When dealing with large-scale demand response power supply, the best technologies are those which can utilize inexpensive storage mediums such as compressed air, pumped hydro, and thermal storage.  For medium scale applications such as commercial and multi-residential backup systems, batteries can offer technological advantages.