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Some Remarks on Energy Storage and Energetic Complementarity

DOI: 10.4236/epe.2017.99031, PP. 479-481

Keywords: Energy Storage, Energetic Complementarity, Energetic Complementarity in Time, Energetic Complementarity in Space

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This letter to the editor presents some notes related to the technological and economic limitations of the means actually available for energy storage and highlights the role that can be played by the notion of energetic complementarity in order to make feasible alternatives for a better use of the energy resources at our disposal. The notion of complementarity may represent a major advance in the design of energy generation projects, but its application depends on a broader conception of the projects and the contexts in which they are included.


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