08 Jun '16, 1pm

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According to the new report, a future where Australia was 100% powered by renewable energy would require two types of renewables — dispatchable renewables and variable renewables. Currently, our power system includes a large amount of ‘baseload’ power which is operating nearly continuously, with just a little bit of peaking and intermediate power plants. In the forecasted renewable power system, variable renewables such as wind and solar would provide the bulk of the energy, with dispatchable renewables such as concentrated solar with thermal storage would ramp up to fill gaps and meet demand.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/06/08/australia-can-powered...

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