25 Jul '12, 2am

Solar on Verge of Overtaking Wind in Germany: Filed under: Energy News

All those technologies are theoretically possible I would urge you to consider who you mean when you say “Germany is investing”…. Utilites are investing in a few GW & GWhs of additional pumped-storage plants. Which technology and which paradigm of storage will end up being the dominant sollution in 10-30 years depends mainly on other factors. Basicly the means of storrage has to conform with the economic interesst of those who invest & operate renewable energy production capacity. Since more than 70% of all renewables in Germany are owned by private individuals, farmers & businesses the sollution that will make it will most likly be distributed, modular and scalable. Since the big energy corporations controll less than 7% of all renewables and only a tiny fractions of wind & solar, there is a rather small market for solutions that fit their economic interessts (centralizin...

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