Dispelling the Myths: Renewables in the Grid
Around the world, renewable electricity generation by solar and wind is increasing at exponential rates, with shares approaching 50% or more in some countries. New ways to manage energy generation, transmission, distribution, and storage are being established, as well as how to best manage the integration of new renewable electricity with traditional, centralized energy sources, such as coal, gas and nuclear power plants.
Yet, commonly claimed short comings regarding renewable energy and especially their successful integration in to the grid often make it hard when discussing the urgent need for an energy transformation based on the renewables.
For this, the International Solar Energy Society has developed a series of infographics to clarify some commonly claimed shortcomings about renewable energy - we hope you find this document helpful when discussing renewable energy with your friends, family, or colleagues.
For questions about the infographics, please see our FAQ section down below or contact ISES at public [dot] relations [at] ises [dot] org - we are looking forward for your feedback! ISES has also made the infographic and each infographic individually available for download here.
ISES will be holding a webinar on the Dispelling the Myths publications series on January 29 2019 at 8pm GMT - register here!
In this webinar, ISES board member Steven Meyers welcomes expert panelist speakers Tyler McCandless (National Center for Atmospheric Research), Charlie Smith (Energy Systems Integration Group) and Mark Diesendorf (Cooperative Research Center for Low Carbon Living) to discuss the publications infographics, the myths they address and the technological knowledge that is used to debunk them.
This debate-style webinar will last one hour and the attendees will have a chance to submit their questions to the speakers during the Q/A section.
ISES wishes to thank everybody who worked on this project for their valuable input and feedback to make this publication possible. A special thank you goes to the ISES Board Members for their input in the many rounds of review - especially we thank Dr. Steven Meyers who led this project, Dr. David Renné (ISES President), Prof. Eicke Weber (ISES Vice President), Dr. Paulette Middleton (ISES Secretary), Prof. Monica Oliphant, Prof. Roberto Román, Dr. Ben Elliston, Prof. Klaus Vajen, and Mr. Marcelo Pinho Almeida.
ISES also sends a big thank you to Thanasis Avramis, Mark Diesendorf, Marissa Walzer and Stefanie Szabo-Halfar for their contributions in reviewing the infographics and providing excellent feedback.
From the ISES team, thanks goes to Jennifer McIntosh, Arabella Liehr and Eric Card for their great work on this project
Here we provide you with all sources used in the creation of the infographics series. Should you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch at public [dot] relations [at] ises [dot] org
The references are grouped by infographic.
If you are interested in reading up more on the latest news and findings of renewable energy grid integration, we have compiled a list of "Further Reading" material for you!