Today, large scale solar is more competitive than either coal or natural gas generation in most regions in the world. Renewable energy supplying 100% of our electricity needs is now squarely within our reach.
To see renewable energy reach its full potential of supplying 100% of our electricity needs, two key elements are needed:
the intelligent integration of multiple renewable energy sources, such as using storage hydro during period of low wind or solar resource availability
additional energy storage interconnected to our grid
In order to meet our energy needs where the electricity grid cannot reach, and as a carbon emission free gas replacement, green hydrogen fuel is key. Hydrogen produced directly from solar electricity using electrolysis provides an abundant, energy dense, fuel that emits only clean water when burned.