02 Jan '17, 9am

Wind and Solar Costs Are Plummeting: Now What Do We Do?

Wind and Solar Costs Are Plummeting: Now What Do We Do?

Managing America’s grid with variable renewables also requires rethinking how we operate and plan our electricity systems, and many utilities have been slow to adapt. Grid operators sometimes claim we need to back up solar and wind an equal ratio of fossil fuel power plants like coal or gas for “when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow,” but that’s just not true. Adding wind and solar can reduce the risk of a large outage – what are the odds the wind unexpectedly stops blowing everywhere or the sun is suddenly blotted out by clouds everywhere? In fact, government analysis shows we could quadruple the amount of wind and solar on the grid today without running into reliability issues.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/01/wind-solar-cheapest-e...

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