Researchers have come up with a strategy to produce 100% sustainable energy.
One of the favorite arguments against alternative energy is that it isn’t available all the time. The sun goes down. The wind stops blowing. Gotta have that oil! Gotta have that natural gas! If there are accidents due to drilling or fracking, well, that’s just the price we’ve got to pay.
Not so fast. German researchers have come up with a strategy to combine the output from solar, wind and biogas to provide 24/7 energy and eliminate power blackouts according to the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) in Kassel.
Dr. Kurt Rohrig, deputy director of IWES, said: “Each source of energy – be it wind, sun or biogas – has its strengths and weaknesses. If we manage to skillfully combine the different characteristics of the regenerative energies, we can ensure the power supply for Germany.”
The German Federal Ministry of the Environment funded the research that was demonstrated at the Hanover Trade Fair, which ran from April 8 to 13 of 2014.
On Sunday 15 May 2016 at 14:00 hours, “clean power supplied almost all of Germany’s power demand for the first time… marking a milestone for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ‘Energiewende”’policy to boost renewables while phasing out nuclear and fossil fuels,” according to a Bloomberg report published by Renewable Energy World.
So why are we here in the United States still putting up with 20th century energy policies? The answer is simple: Corporate money.