27 May '14, 11am

Regarding the Grid and Solar PV, US Utilities Are Asking ‘What Would Germany Do?’

Nice article, Silvia. But there are days in the spring, summer and fall when renewables in Germany account for up to 80% of the power supplies-- sunny, windy days mean exceptional power supplies of over 70 gigawatts all told. True they are rare, but they do happen. The North South H.V.D.C. lines will come in cheaper than is currently beingtalked about due to existing H.V.A.C. high tension transmission lines being converted to H.V.D.C. The funds have already been allocated for the North South and East West transmission lines and they are already being planned for in all areas. The Tennet - EnB line will run north south - from Schleswig Holstein...Tennet- right trhough Hamburg - Vattenvall, continue Soutzh through hannover and Wurzburg (Tennet) down to Ulm-Neu Ulm- EnB. Cut off lines will head west and east to places like Erlangen, Nuremburg, and Munich. Munich, by the way ,...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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