“CONNECTING THE SUN”: How Europe’s electricity grid can integrate solar photovoltaics

HI - quick bit of technical stuff on how Europe at least can and does link together to make renewable power consistent even across borders.

"In many ways, PV is already providing grid-integration solutions," said EPIA’s President, Dr Winfried Hoffmann. "PV is meeting a growing share of electricity demand at increasingly competitive cost without creating undue strain on the power system. By making smart choices now to improve energy infrastructure, European policymakers can ensure that the EU’s ambitious energy and decarbonisation goals are met."

The rise of solar PV and other renewables presents a whole new world for electricity grid operators; EPIA’s report shows how PV is already providing solutions, and how it will be key to meeting Europe’s ambitious energy and environmental goals.

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