“Once a change is inevitable, it’s not whether I get on board, it’s when do I get on board?”

… When I was a young engineer, and if somebody asked us, ‘Is it possible to integrate more than 5% of solar and wind power into the system?’ all experienced engineers said ‘No way. We will face serious problems and reliability will go to hell.’ We have today 40 GW of wind and 40 GW of solar and roughly 10 GW of other renewables, mainly biomass.

Oh, yeah, Massachusetts, if you are so smart as you say you are, why are you so timid and can’t do this? Why not “blow up the market”? You claim to believe in market forces, no? Or do you believe in “the market” only when it is convenient?

“Baseload power does not really mean anything.”

German law gave citizens a stake in the clean energy switch.

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Update, 2016-05-14

Caterpillar along with Lockheed-Martin recently announced they are getting into the solar-plus-storage microgrids business. They are entering as competitors with each other and the rest of the field.

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2 Responses to “Once a change is inevitable, it’s not whether I get on board, it’s when do I get on board?”

  1. Charlie N. Osborne says:

    I can see it coming, the 100% renewable energy. Such an interesting views, thank you for sharing!

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