What purposes do intermittent renewables serve?

01 July 2020
Uncomfortable Knowledge
Renewable energy
Intermittency
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Renewable energy power capacity in modern times typically takes the form of solar photovoltaic and wind turbine technologies. What are the issues of a large scale energy transition based on intermittent renewable electricity such as is produced by solar and wind? See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here.