28 Mar '13, 7pm

How to power America with renewables on the cheap: Build a shit ton of wind and solar capacity

How to power America with renewables on the cheap: Build a shit ton of wind and solar capacity

Shutterstock Wind and solar will do the trick, but we’ll need a whole lot of them. America could be powered almost entirely with wind turbines and solar systems by 2030 at a cost comparable to what we’re spending for dirty power today, a new study finds. The necessary approach would surprise most people, and it would generate enough economic activity to make any capitalist drool: Build, build, build … and then build some more. From Midwest Energy News : The analysis … challenges the common notion that wind and solar power need to be paired with fossil fuel or nuclear generators, so utilities can meet electricity demand when it’s not windy or sunny. The paper instead proposes building out a “seemingly excessive” amount of wind and solar generation capacity — two to three times the grid’s actual peak load. By spreading that generation across a wide enough geographic area, Ru...

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