A New Kind of Hybrid: Solar and Geothermal Working Together in Nevada
Source: Smart Planet, Kirsten Korosec (8/31/11)
"The hybrid geothermal-solar plant: a new spin on an old idea that could help utilities move away from coal and natural gas-power plants."
Enel Green Power is already tapping into Nevada's plentiful geothermal energy source. It makes perfect sense to take advantage of the desert state's abundant sun as well. Enter the hybrid geothermal-solar plant—a new spin on an old idea that could help utilities move away from coal and natural gas-power plants.
The Achilles heel of solar and wind power is its variability. When the sun sets or the wind stops blowing, renewable power drops off.
GE pushed the bounds of the conventional co-generation power plant and introduced a jet engine-inspired model that can transition between natural gas and renewable energy. . .View Full Article