The expected growth of solar capacity needs long-term solutions. Right now, grid operators have to resort to curtailment as the last resort.
The energy payback time for solar PV can be less than a year, meaning it will produce 20 times the energy needed to produce it over a 20 year lifespan.
Much needs to be done by California utilities and regulators to absorb eight million EVs without crashing the state’s fragile grid.
Another near disaster in mid-April was the result of a lot of thermal generation – coal, gas and nuclear – being offline for maintenance, not renewables performing poorly.
Princeton study says the US can reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and, if properly managed, it won’t break the bank.
Preliminary data shows culprits from last month’s load shedding were not variable renewables, but the sudden loss of a big fossil fuel generator, and human error.
California’s rotating outages blamed on the state’s failure to integrate the demand and supply sides of the market.
New report says US can achieve 90% clean electricity mix by 2035 – as opposed to 55% under a business-as-usual scenario – if it follows a set of institutional, market, and regulatory policies.
How California could meet its goal of 100% clean electricity by 2040, five years ahead of schedule.
In the US, renewables output beat coal in 2019 for first time in 134 years, and despite a hostile administration will likely account for 50% of demand by 2030.