Definition of intermittency
Recent Examples of intermittency from the Web
The weakness of energy systems powered by the sun and the wind is their intermittency.
But renewable sources have a problem with intermittency — that is, producing power from solar when the sun is not shining or from wind power when the wind isn’t blowing.
But others reject that because of the intermittency problem, arguing that in the 2030s and beyond, society will need new huge power plants that can run most of the time without generating greenhouse emissions.
The air up there is a vast potential reservoir of energy, if its intermittency can be overcome.
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