NOAA Model Finds Renewable Energy Could be Deployed in the U.S. Without Storage

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Date of Publication: January 25

Year of Publication: 2016

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: IEEE Spectrum

Author(s): Monica Heger

The simulation found that a national network of HVDC transmission lines in combination with mostly solar and wind energy could lower both electricity prices and carbon emissions.

The majority of the United States’s electricity needs could be met with renewable energy by 2030—without new advances in energy storage or cost increases. That’s the finding of a new study conducted by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The key will be having sufficient transmission lines spanning the contiguous U.S., so that energy can be deployed from where it’s generated to the places where its needed.

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