Hybrid Renewable Energy: Solar and Wind Together!

Catalina Solar (Courtesy of EDF Renewable Energy)

California has set itself up to be a leader in the renewable energy world. Because of that, is it not surprising that California is the first state to have a hybrid renewable energy system. Since one of the biggest issues with renewables is the intermittent period when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, this system will allow for more energy to be generated without as much down time. EDF Renewable Energy is the company that built the 140 MW Pacific Wind farm with a nearby 143 MW solar power station. This system brings more benefit because new transmission lines don’t have to be built for each system, they can share the lines instead and the transmission lines get much more use then.

Source: Forbes California’s New Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Plant Greens the Grid

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