Sunday, February 24, 2013

Renewables Deploy Fast

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 12:00 AM PST
Here’s another great post from the always thoughtful Karl-Friedrich Lenz, reposted from his site, Lenz Blog (image added):
Wind turbines in Spain via Shutterstock
Wind turbines in Spain via Shutterstock
Amory Lovins, in an open letter to Obama at Huffington Post:
These technologies scale faster than any other. No form of traditional generation — coal, gas, or nuclear — scales nearly as fast as efficiency, solar, and wind. Gigawatts of solar and wind can be added in months — not the years to decades required for traditional power plants. Cloudy Germany installed three gigawatts of solar in the month of December 2011 alone. That is 1.6 times more than was installed in the entire U.S. Germany’s scale-up has cut its solar-system costs to half of ours.

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