Batteries Are Expensive, Who is using both Solar and hydro/ wind turbines at same time? Answered
Let us use "Solar, Wind, and Hydro" all at same time.
I am working on development projects in Togo, West Africa, I have a room there by the year in two locations. The solar panels are cheap enough, but for the cost of one good size battery I could build a wind or hydro generator.
I do not see many setups where solar during the day, coupled with water and / or wind at night. Obviously harnessing the water from a river is the most stable.
If seems sort of short sighted to only use solar, why not do all three, Solar, Wind, and Hydro at the same time, and slow the need to store electricity, because in my opinion, the batteries are the problem, the big problem.
Thank you, Andy Lee Graham