Hybrid solar and wind turbines prove UK success

Hybrid solar and wind turbines prove UK success

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Solar farms and wind turbines are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional power plants. Bring also a problem: the power supply is not constant. This can surprise anyone. Because if the Sun isn’t shining, logically no solar power is produced. The same is true for wind turbines in the doldrums. A concept from the United Kingdom would like to now however significantly reduce this effect – by the two renewable energy sources complement each other. So the company Ecotricity placed solar power plants next to wind farms. Because the two natural phenomena are partially complementary, so the volatility of electricity production can be limiting. The Swedish Energy Group Vattenfall has already recorded the idea.

The concept brings two additional benefits. So, areas in this way can be used much more efficiently. In addition, that the connection to the power grid and other infrastructure for any hybrid Park must occur only once. Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, but above all stresses that energy production is ideal complement: “hybrid renewable energy parks are a great idea – the two sources of energy are complementary and the combination gives a more consistent energy production. It may sound obvious, but when the Sun is shining rare in winter, there are typically more wind and in the summer months it goes vice versa.”