r/technology • u/Wagamaga • Feb 06 '23
Solar to dominate new U.S. electric-generating capacity in 2023, EIA says Energyhttps://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/solar-dominate-new-us-electric-generating-capacity-2023-eia-says-2023-02-06/?rpc=401&
u/laberdog Feb 06 '23
A drop in the bucket of the energy pie is hardly “dominating” but the growth is nice
u/BeShifty Feb 07 '23
It's expected to make up more than half of newly built generation which is why they use the term "dominating"
Feb 06 '23
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u/DippyHippy420 Feb 07 '23
You need a mix of generating capacities in any reliable power grid.
u/empirebuilder1 Feb 07 '23 edited Feb 07 '23
And every kWh generated by solar panels in the daytime is another kWh of gas that can be saved for a later date during it's intermittency, or never burned at all. Incremental improvements are still improvements.
u/CMG30 Feb 07 '23
Improved regional interconnections.
Modernize the grid with things such as time of use pricing and dispatchable load.
A mix of renewables. Wind and solar are complementary. Each tends to produce the most when the other produces the least.
u/qawsedrf12 Feb 06 '23
good luck getting it done in Florida
goddamn Sunshine State governments actively work against solar