Solar Energy Storage – Using Thermal Power Plants Thermal-power plants that store heat intended for use on overcast days could possibly address many of the difficulties encountered with storing solar energy. Solar advocates like to boast that merely a couple of hundred square kilometers worth of photovoltaic solar panels placed in the deserts of the US South West could possibly power the entire United States! Their particular strategy contains a warning however: – with no backup energy plants or costly investment in massive batteries, flywheels, or additional energy-storage systems, this solar power supply would undoubtedly vary significantly with each and every passing cloud (along with the daily rise and fall and seasonal ebbs and flows).…