Tag: Renewable Energy

With more solar and wind, North America’s grid is getting more reliable

By Will Driscoll The North American electric grid’s annual checkup shows that it is becoming increasingly reliable, as solar and wind gain share, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). For solar, one grid reliability factor—frequency response—is of great interest because of concern, as…

A fast solar ramp in Hawaii can save $3-7 billion

By Will Driscoll Hawaii can save $3 to $7 billion by accelerating its transition to solar, according to an independent utility modeling analysis.  That conclusion is validated by the experience of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where a new solar-plus-storage park will bring down the…