Officials in Los Angeles, California, are expected to approve a deal that would make solar power cheaper than ever. All the while addressing its chief flaw. It works only when the sun shines. The deal calls for a huge solar plus energy storage farms. So they are backed up by one of the world’s largest batteries.
It would provide 7% of the city’s electricity beginning in 2023 at a cost of 1.997 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the solar power and 1.3 cents per kWh for the battery. That’s cheaper than any power generated with fossil fuel.
As if on cue, a major U.S. coal company, West Virginia–based Revelation Energy LLC filed for bankruptcy. That’s the second big one.
The new solar plus storage effort was built in Kern County in California by 8minute Solar Energy. The project is a 400-megawatt solar array. Thereby generating roughly 876,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity annually. That’s enough to power more than 65,000 homes during daylight hours.
So then the solar plus energy storage of Its 800-MWh batteries. They will store electricity for after the sun sets. Therefore reducing the need for natural gas–fired generators.
I’ve written consistently on my solar and Powerwalls in several posts. I’ve written that in their transition to a resilient and green economy, Panasonic USA developed a large-scale solar project. All to meet the needs in Northwest Florida. Their solution was to do a larger microgrid per se. A lager microgrid by collaborating with the U.S. Air Force and Navy, and Coronal Energy.
So when adding this to the equation, solar plus energy storage is essential. For their entire story on Science.org
However folks it’s really real. I’m basically 110-120% off the grid now. I was paying close to $600-800 in worst cases a month. Now I’m paying $82 at worst.
The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from:
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