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Re: Sorry but how

So you'd rather waste 100% of the excess generated energy then be able to store 80% and use it later during times when it's needed.

The phrase, throwing the baby out with the bathwater, comes to mind...

But to be slightly less flippant, if the excess energy is no longer completely wasted, that means the cost per used energy decreases, improving the efficiency and economic picture for that green energy. Yes, you now have the cost of the batteries, but even then you should still come out with a lower Price per energy generated by green sources. But going even further, whether you consider green energy to be a waste or not - it is here to stay. If it's going to be used and governments keep specifying that it HAS to be used, then we bloody well should make it as efficient as possible, capturing the excess generated power for use when it's needed makes good sense all round...

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