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Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery ‘hybrid’ plant

On-site battery storage isn’t new, and interest in solar-plus-battery projects in particular has soared in the US in recent years due to robust tax credits and incentives and the falling price of batteries. The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in Lexington, Oregon, however, is the first in the US to combine integrated wind, solar and battery storage at such a large scale in one location, giving it even more flexibility to generate continuous output without relying on fossil fuels to fill in the gaps.