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Solar power and a stressed grid: Batteries may play key role

Workers install solar panels on an Oak View roof in southern California. (Photo: Joseph Sohm)>

There is one issue plaguing solar energy: darkness. When the sun sets, solar panels’ abilities to gather and deploy solar energy is depleted until it rises the next morning. Similarly, cloud cover can harm homeowners and businesses that rely on solar energy and panels as the sun is temporarily. But there may be an answer to that problem, too: batteries.

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