Short-term storage and wind power availability

@article{Anderson1978ShorttermSA,
  title={Short-term storage and wind power availability},
  author={M. B. Anderson and K. Newton and M. Ryle and P. Scott},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1978},
  volume={275},
  pages={432-434}
}
IN a discussion on the economics of alternative energy sources, Ryle1 suggested that wind power in conjunction with short-term thermal storage can provide a viable and attractive source of energy in the UK. Leicester, Newman and Wright2 have recently analysed wind data and empirically derived heating demand over a six-month period. On the basis of these data they suggest that short-term (∼150 h) storage is inadequate to provide a reasonably reliable supply from wind generators for heating… Expand
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TLDR
It seems likely that the value of North Sea oil/gas reserves as feedstock to the chemical industry will rise sufficiently to make an early reduction in their consumption as fuel of great economic importance, and the UK is well situated to make use of wind, wave, and tidal power. Expand