Building solar farms and wind parks is one thing. Plugging them into the grid is another. How does our power system need to change to cope with more renewables?

Credits:
Reporter: Malte Rohwer-Kahlmann
Video Editor: Frederik Willmann
Supervising Editor: Joanna Gottschalk, Michael Trobridge, Kiyo Dörrer

We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we’ll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess.
#PlanetA #RenewableEnergy #Grid

Read More:
Integrating Renewable Energy Resources into the Grid:
https://www.rff.org/publications/explainers/renewables-101-integrating-renewables/

Energy Transitions Commissions report:

Financing the Transition: How to Make the Money Flow for a Net-Zero Economy

Where wind power is harnessed (U.S.):
https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/wind/where-wind-power-is-harnessed.php#:~:text=Favorable%20sites%20include%20the%20tops,high%20as%20900%20feet%20tall.

Report on Grid-Scale Storage:
https://www.iea.org/reports/grid-scale-storage

Chapters:
00:00 Intro
01:13 How the grid works
02:43 More renewables, more problems
05:37 How the grid was built
07:00 What needs to happen
10:47 Conclusion

Email This Post Email This Post