A stable renewable energy grid is actually possible, as claimed by some experts. They said that energy grids relying on 100% green power that is stable on a daily basis are achievable.
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For the past few years, experts have been concerned regarding the transition to renewable energy sources.
They explained that before countries can completely transfer to clean energy, they will still experience blackouts because green power-reliant grids are quite unstable.
But, Stanford Unversity Professor Mark Jacobson, a civil and environmental engineer, said that transitioning to a renewable energy grid can be done without experiencing blackouts.
Stable Renewable Energy Grid is Possible, Says Experts
According to Express UK‘s latest report, transitioning to 100%, green power grids can be done without suffering from blackouts.
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“The greatest question facing the world as we transition away from traditional fuels to 100 percent clean, renewable energy is whether we can keep the electricity grid stable every minute of every day,” said Jacobson.
He claimed that it is possible to maintain power even when renewable energy is being used. The professor further explained that the existing technological energy innovations could make this happen.
Jacobson also claimed that other countries are already using renewable energy grids without experiencing serious blackouts.
Other Countries Already Achieved It
Mark WWS (Wind-Water-Solar) energy grids are already used in various countries, such as Ethiopia, Nepal, Bhutan, Namibia, etc.
The environmental engineer said that some of the mentioned countries could also produce extra electricity, which they sold to their neighbors.
But, the professor added that most of these countries rely on hydroelectric power, energy acquired from generators driven by turbines, which is not practical for other nations.
Britannica explained that these generators can convert fast-flowing water into mechanical energy, which is then converted to electricity.
On the other hand, new solar cells that can work even at night are allegedly being developed.
Meanwhile, the thermophotovoltaic cell is expected to be better than traditional steam turbines.
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