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July 13, 2019 - Science AAAS

Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid

Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid
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This month, officials in Los Angeles, California, are expected to approve a deal that would make solar power cheaper than ever while also addressing its chief flaw: It works only when the sun shines. The deal calls for a huge solar farm backed up by one of the world's largest batteries. It would provide 7% of the city's electricity beginning in 2023 at a cost of 1.997 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the solar power and 1.3 cents per kWh for the battery. That's cheaper than any power generated with fossil fuel.

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