By Anna Hirtenstein, Bloomberg
Vestas sees wind, solar and storage technologies combined in hybrid plants as complementary to one another. Electricity from solar and wind farms can be saved for later, replacing the need for fossil fuel to plug the gaps at night or when the air is still. Read more here.
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