Real world shatters myths about renewable energy

2014-01-04 » miscellanea, Renewables, Wind

Common myths about renewable energy include that it’s expensive, unreliable and that there just isn’t enough of it. But as technological advances and plummeting costs drive explosive growth, real-world experience is shattering long-held assumptions every day, mainly because:

  1. Since the fuel cost of renewable resources like wind and solar is zero, adding renewable resources always pulls down the market price of all the electricity sold in the market whenever it is available
  2. New transmission to connect more zero-fuel-cost renewable energy would save customers more than double the cost of building it
  3. There are challenges to integrating any kind of power into the grid, but the challenges for wind are minimal and well worth the effort. Because wind blows at different times in different places across large areas, smoothing out variations

Please read the whole story here (and here’s why I think you should)