13 Apr '11, 11am

Common Renewable Energy Myths

Common Renewable Energy Myths

The percentage of energy in the United States, for example, which can come from traditional wind and solar power plants is limited by their intermittency, not the amount of electricity they can produce, nor a lack of wind or sunlight. This is because you cannot rely on electricity directly from solar panels or wind turbines alone without some form of buffer or energy storage because when the wind stops blowing, there is no power. Therefore, the wind turbine needs to charge an energy storage system which would then supply electricity to consumers all the time, and without fluctuations and interruptions. When it becomes cloudy, solar panel power output drops. My point is that they can be used to help power homes, but if residents rely on them directly for more than a certain percentage of their electricity, they could end up with shortages and/or blackouts. Another important...

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