Point to Ponder Can distributed generation increase the usefulness of wind and solar energy

We have noted previously that energy from wind and sunshine is not always produced when it is needed. The Sun does not shine on a particular spot on the surface of the Earth all day long, but the Sun does shine all the time.

We can use sunlight 24 hours per day if we can collect sunlight at different locations around the globe. Similarly, the wind does not usually blow all the time at a particular location, but wind is always blowing somewhere. Distributed generation can be used to harvest both wind energy and solar energy. Improved power distribution and transmission systems could be used to produce energy from wind and sunshine in different parts of the world and transmit it to places where it is needed. A global energy distribution system would have to be developed and maintained to achieve this capability.

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment