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The ASES Webinar series will vary from technical content to everyday information pertaining to solar and renewable energy, and ASES Programs like content from the National Solar Conference and the National Solar Tour!
ASES webinars will continue to be free but we will periodically offer paid workshops for our community.
Grid-connected solar power has grown alongside conventional generation, but as solar’s share increases, managing the conventional core becomes more complex and costly. The challenge is for solar to grow beyond the margin and this requires a different way of thinking and perhaps a different underlying market structure. In this webinar, we propose transforming intermittent renewable energy like solar and wind into functionally dispatchable resources; a process called ‘firming’. The question is; can we firm these resources without breaking the bank? Case studies we’ll discuss herein suggest that nearly 100% renewable power grids supplying clean energy 24/365 are economically viable. Optimally firming variable renewable resources enables displacing conventional sources economically. Enablers include energy storage, blending renewables, geographic dispersion, and supply/demand flexibility. Implicit storage, involving overbuilding and curtailing renewables is the lynchpin of this strategy and ensures acceptable production costs.
Solar power is a great technology, but how does it fit into GreenStar Homes Certification and ensure your home is energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable? While we all need to go solar, these are green benefits that solar cannot help us achieve but can aid. Come learn about the GreenStar Homes Certification and how solar fits in.
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