GE technology chief says days of “relying solely on synchronous generation for everything are over”. In a direct challenge to those who say grid security can only be assured by spinning coal and gas turbines, the world’s biggest provider of energy equipment says wind and solar can do the job just as well.
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New model Toyota Prius features optional solar roof, to charge the hybrid EV’s battery and power its appliances.
Major utility says Australia could be world leader in uptake of solar-powered electric vehicles. Using the high penetration of rooftop solar, it recommends a series of initiatives to increase volumes and drive down prices. Brown coal generators are also in its sights.
Solar power in Australia has grown to 5 gigawatts and was the largest source of new power in the country in 2015. It now represents 9% of Australia’s total electricity generation capacity.
Pacific Gas & Electric has launched a community solar program that allows customers to get half or all of their electricity from the sun.
The sheer volume of rooftop solar capacity installed in WA is such that, collectively, solar power comprises the state’s de facto largest power station.
Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, believes the idea of large coal-fired or nuclear power stations to be used for baseload power is “outdated”.
Beyond the churches, the Pope’s teachings are supported by the most comprehensive engineering analyses of the U.S. power grid.