By Dr. Jay Lehr~
Why is wind power and solar power, not making significant gains in providing a substantial amount of renewable electricity? The US has utilized, in its energy mix, about eight percent of wind and two percent solar for more than a decade. The reason it is not growingrequires an understanding of the fundamental elements, of an electrical grid.
The grid is the electrical industry’s term for all of the hardware and software needed to convert fuel into electricity. The electricity is distributed by wires, transformers, sub-stations, etc. to all of us.The system must ensure our safety from malfunctions, security to customers, and safety for the community.
For a simple example, let’s assume we are a local electric utility in Smallville, USA. It’s a townwith a population of 50,000 and another 25,000 people in the surrounding farms, along with small…
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