scaling up wind and solar energy

The cheapest way to scale up wind and solar energy? High-tech power lines

The cheapest way to scale up wind and solar energy? High-tech power lines

Wind power and solar power are ways to reduce carbon emissions, but these generation sources are dependent on the vagaries of the weather, which means neither wind nor solar can produce electricity on-demand at all hours of the day. This variability has led many to assume that greatly expanding wind and solar to reduce carbon emissions will cause electricity costs to skyrocket and require expensive energy storage.