r/technology Feb 06 '23

Solar to dominate new U.S. electric-generating capacity in 2023, EIA says Energy


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u/qawsedrf12 Feb 06 '23

good luck getting it done in Florida

goddamn Sunshine State governments actively work against solar


u/imposter22 Feb 07 '23

NEM 3 in California just turned the return on my new solar from 5 years to 14 years.


u/qawsedrf12 Feb 07 '23

bill mahr had a 3 year ish saga to get his installed


u/gurenkagurenda Feb 07 '23

Bill Maher claims to have had a 3 year saga*. Bill Maher will say anything for attention. They don’t make grains of salt big enough for me to take with anything he says.


u/JustWhatAmI Feb 07 '23

Don't forget FPL has a big hand in it, too


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"


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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
  1. Storage.

  2. Improved regional interconnections.

  3. Modernize the grid with things such as time of use pricing and dispatchable load.

  4. A mix of renewables. Wind and solar are complementary. Each tends to produce the most when the other produces the least.