Once again, in the ongoing threat of blackouts in California, experts are pushing for more storage, microgrids, and other alternatives. It is time that the authorities and the leaders recognize that we need more renewable energy for providing electricity safely, reliably, and affordably.

The Golden State has been a long-time champion of solar energy because of the many economic and environmental benefits but why are they still struggling with blackouts? Let us find out:

California’s latest energy crisis has several causes:

  1. Recent retirement of gas plants
  2. Worst heatwave in decades
  3. State’s grid integration with solar but without sufficient battery storage

Most often, the demand increases in the evening just as power from solar falls off. Batteries that store excess solar power can ease demands on the system in the evening, but the issue is that there is not enough storage installed right now. That was the main reason the power was curtailed on Friday and Saturday and might have cut again later in week.

We’d like to acknowledge the residents of California, who have followed the guidelines and conserve energy to avoid blackouts but that’s not the best solution.

An optimal solution for now
If California wants to take renewable growth seriously, it must think of storage options. Maybe with the advancement of technology, we could come up with something else, something much better. To balance the demand and supply, we need more renewable sources with more battery storage.

Hence, the state needs to refocus its planning and procurement processes to enable utility-scale wind, solar, and storage to provide reliable power to California before retiring our aging conventional fleet.

Renewable energy has already demonstrated that it can and will be able to meet California’s goal is to shift to 100% clean energy on or before 2045.

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO‚Ķ.
You know that our climate is changing, and we have to harness renewable energy to power our world. But have you ever wondered how you can make a difference?

Most often, the demand increases in the evening just as power from solar falls off. Batteries that store excess solar power can ease demands on the system in the evening, but the issue is that there is not enough storage installed right now. That was the main reason the power was curtailed on Friday and Saturday and might have cut again later in week.

We’d like to acknowledge the residents of California, who have followed the guidelines and conserve energy to avoid blackouts but that’s not the best solution.

An optimal solution for now
If California wants to take renewable growth seriously, it must think of storage options. Maybe with the advancement of technology, we could come up with something else, something much better. To balance the demand and supply, we need more renewable sources with more battery storage.

Hence, the state needs to refocus its planning and procurement processes to enable utility-scale wind, solar, and storage to provide reliable power to California before retiring our aging conventional fleet.

Renewable energy has already demonstrated that it can and will be able to meet California’s goal is to shift to 100% clean energy on or before 2045.

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO‚Ķ.
You know that our climate is changing, and we have to harness renewable energy to power our world. But have you ever wondered how you can make a difference?

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