How much does a "doubling of wind and PV capacity" represent as a percentage of total energy use in this country?adam2 wrote:The UK grid could accept a lot more renewable input than is used at present.
A doubling of both wind and PV capacity would greatly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity production.
AgreedTo completely eliminate fossil fuel input into the grid would be a vast challenge, and probably not achievable under present circumstances.
Grid scale batteries do not produce energy. They store it. My question was about the source of the energy and the extent to which it can replace other sources.Grid scale battery storage would help, but is hugely expensive.
More interconnectors would help in order that we may import Norwegian hydro power in calm weather, and export UK wind power when available, thereby conserving water behind Norwegian dams for later use.
So it may. But, again, that is just a vague aspirational statement devoid of actual hard predictions.Biomass may have a part to play for peak demands
To repeat the question:
How much capacity, in terms of renweables, does it take to entirely replace the carbon input into the national electric grid? Take any form of renewable you want for the comparison. Or, use a combination. So, for example, how much acerage of wind turbines or solar panels?
Do you know?