[ExI] Efficiency of wind power

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Apr 7 19:48:47 UTC 2011

On Thu, Apr 07, 2011 at 08:15:50PM +0200, Alfio Puglisi wrote:

> This is exactly what wind power can do - not replace 100% of your electrical
> generation, but offset a significant percentage of fossil fuel generation.
> Up to 50% on any given day (on a sizable country with 46m people) has
> already been demonstrated in practice.

Solar PV in Germany provides up to 17 GW peak of 85 GW peak demand.
That at only 2% total contribution (doubled from 1% within a year).

At the current growth rate renewable would provide >100% of
peak by 2020, though it won't as the grid won't be able to be refitted
for variable, multiple distributed sources on time.

> Alfio
> <http://www.ree.es/ingles/sala_prensa/web/notas_detalle.aspx?id_nota=180>

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