The Economic Waste of Wind and Solar
Wind and solar are erratic sources of electricity. Solar stops when a cloud passes in front of the sun or the sun sets. Wind fades when the wind is weak. Thus wind or solar must be backed up by other generating plants, most commonly natural gas generating plants. The backup plants must ramp up and down to compensate for the ups and downs of the erratic wind or solar power.
Wind and solar do not replace existing generating plants and are not a substitute for adding traditional generation when demand increases. They are too erratic.
Wind and solar are highly subsidized and uneconomic.
The book, Dumb Energy, exposes the fraud of wind and solar energy and explains why they are a danger to the electric grid