NREL Confirms Large Potential for Grid Integration of Wind, Solar Power (Fact Sheet)

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To fully harvest the nation's bountiful wind and solar resources, it is critical to know how much electrical power from these renewable resources could be integrated reliably into the grid. To inform the discussion about the potential of such variable sources, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched two key regional studies, examining the east and west sections of the U.S. power grid. The studies show that it is technically possible for U.S. power systems to integrate 20%-35% renewable electricity if infrastructure and operational improvements can be made.

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To fully harvest the nation's bountiful wind and solar resources, it is critical to know how much electrical power from these renewable resources could be integrated reliably into the grid. To inform the discussion about the potential of such variable sources, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched two key regional studies, examining the east and west sections of the U.S. power grid. The studies show that it is technically possible for U.S. power systems to integrate 20%-35% renewable electricity if infrastructure and operational improvements can be made.

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  • Related Information: Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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  • Report No.: NREL/FS-6A4-49153
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1027678 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1027678
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc833081

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NREL Confirms Large Potential for Grid Integration of Wind, Solar Power (Fact Sheet), report, October 1, 2011; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc833081/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.