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20% renewable energy for California’s grid

wind power resources can balance solar power generating plants and vice versa. Wind farms generate much of their energy at night, and in the early morning, it said, when solar power plants are not producing power, while solar facilities can provide energy in the middle of the day when wind farms can be less productive…..

California grid can handle 20% renewables, study affirms | BrighterEnergy.org, 17 sept 10, A new study from the California Independent System Operator (ISO) Corporation has affirmed the ability for the state’s electricity system to handle a 20% proportion of power from renewable sources

The study carried out with partners GE Energy Consulting, found that clean energy supplies in the state can vary by several thousand megawatts in as little as 20 minutes.

But, it suggested to a certain extent wind power resources can balance solar power generating plants and vice versa. Wind farms generate much of their energy at night, and in the early morning, it said, when solar power plants are not producing power, while solar facilities can provide energy in the middle of the day when wind farms can be less productive…..

California grid can handle 20% renewables, study affirms | BrighterEnergy.org

September 17, 2010 - Posted by | renewable, USA | , , , , ,

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