A look at California’s plan to get carbon-free electricity

“California utilities are struggling to integrate the abundant solar energy now produced. At peak times, they’re forced to shut down renewables or offload energy to other states because there’s not enough local demand.

Eliminating fossil fuels from the grid will require new storage technology that can harness wind and solar when it’s abundant for use when it’s not. That may include batteries and large- scale pumped storage, in which excess solar energy is used to pump water uphill. The water is released and flows through hydroelectric generators.”

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