Hybrid Solar and Wind versus load
Commercial site in Tennessee
There has been a lot of discussion related to how much of an impact can solar and wind have overall in relation to other sources of electricity generation. As you will note in this graph for power generation on the retail side of the meter, significant amount of electricity generation is addressed for the facility based on the average solar and wind speed specifically for that area. While we are able to meet quite well the first part of the year including night time requirements, other methods of electricity generation will be required in the last half of the year. Overall the peak generation cycle for the summer will disappear and peak generation cycle for the winter will reduce for fossil fuel and nuclear power generation. Distributing excess power generation on the grid will also reduce day time peak loads with some contribution at night.