Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Davis quoted re study on renewable energy

Date: 
Fri, 11/05/2021

AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is co-author on a paper published in Nature Communications that describes how wind and solar energy could meet as much as 94% of demand for electricity in the 42 major countries they studied.  “Wind and solar could meet more than 80 percent of demand in many places without crazy amounts of storage or excess generating capacity, which is the critical point,” said Steve.  With the addition of 12 hours of energy storage capacity, systems become dominated by solar power and can satisfy demand 83 to 94 percent of hours.  Read the article