Grid Friendly Charging of Cars
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories say they are closer to solving one of the main problems with wind power, how to store the energy when it’s not immediately needed. They are working on an electric car charging system that would essentially use the car batteries as storage.
Currently, the grid has very limited storage for additional power that is generated when the wind is at peak performance. So, they have created a box that will either sit in the car or the charging station that will balance the charging rate.
This is a great idea for areas of the country that have wind power at their finger tips!