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Can Batteries Trump Fossil Fuel, Power Plants, and Solar Power? Take a Look

You use batteries to power up electrical devices at home, but Tesla wants to do that city-wide. Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel reveals to Verge Science that it has been helping electricity grids to store energy for decades. In the U.S., fossil fuels are responsible for 60 percent of the electricity now and nuclear plants generate the next 20 percent. These energy-generating options cannot increase its power when the electricity demand is high, nor can you store the extra energy. Moreover, solar power cannot power up your homes on a cloudy day. All these options can turn useful when they can store up energy for the extra load. This is where batteries become handy.

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