Robert Pleticha

Are renewables underestimated or just misunderstood?

Discussion created by Robert Pleticha Partner on 31-Aug-2017

According to an article in the Nature Energy journal

PV could supply 30–50% of electricity in competitive markets

The underestimated potential of solar energy to mitigate climate change:

https://www.nature.com/articles/nenergy2017140.epdf 

 

And a paper published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory finds

Wind costs could drop another 50% and beat natural gas without subsidies

Enabling the SMART Wind Power Plant of the Future Through Science-Based Innovation

https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy17osti/68123.pdf 

 

So, are renewable sources of energy still underestimated or just not well enough understood?

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