Hence, they both need a storage mechanism to store the excess power obtained when the wind and the sun are available. Usually, the storage mechanism is a battery system, like the lithium-ion batteries.
Nevertheless, differences exist between these two energy sources. Availability of the two power sources brings about a difference between them. The difference is that solar power is only available during the day. On the other hand, wind power can be available throughout the day for as long as the wind is blowing. The methods of obtaining the two also differ in that. wind power is obtained mechanically with the aid of turbines while solar power is obtained through solar panels that convert sunlight to electricity.
The differences and similarities given show that renewable energy is feasible and it can be used to build green economies worldwide. It provides man with diverse means to obtain energy. The two renewable energy sources complement each other and can be used to provide energy in diverse weather conditions.