Saturday, March 18, 2017

Solar Power: Small Beginnings that Matter Quickly

Texas is late to the utility-scale solar power game, but keep one eye on these small beginnings.

It takes perhaps 120 GWH per day to displace a BCF of natural gas, so a tiny number like 6 GWH seems insignificant.  But capacity will grow quickly against a backdrop of low/no load growth, and say 20 GWHD still adds up to 60 BCF per year in gas offset.  With summer sun, and more capacity, coming quickly in the ERCOT region, this graph may take on an interesting slope soon....