A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid: Build way more solar and wind than needed

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A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid: Build way more solar and wind than needed

Could over-provisioning of renewables help accelerate the decarbonisation of modern grids?

The famous inventor Edwin Land said, "It's not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas." He seemed to be telling us that solutions lie just beyond our old habits of thinking. Cities,...

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