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Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:00 PM

 

Solar and wind power yield cheapest energy, say Finnish experts

http://www.adn.com/article/20150119/solar-and-wind-power-yield-cheapest-energy-say-finnish-experts

China possesses significant wind and solar energy resources, so a power network based on renewable energy sources has the potential to become profitable very quickly. That’s why they should move to a system like this. China is already the world’s largest investor in solar and wind energy at present,” says lead researcher Pasi Vainikka from VTT.

The Finnish researchers are confident that renewable energy sources like solar and wind power will become the cheapest form of energy production in Asia within the next ten years. What is more, energy produced in this way provides the added benefits of being inexpensive, emission-free and promoting self-sufficiency. Professor of solar energy Christian Breyer from the Lappeenranta University says the project’s large-scale simulation of functioning renewable energy networks is the first of its kind.

“A network fully based on renewable energy is possible in Northeast Asia. Renewable energy is also the cheapest form of energy production available to them there. All of the other options are more expensive. It is a new insight,” says Breyer.

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Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:03 PM

1. Imperial Valley in California: solar + wind + geothermal

 

They're cranking it up! And around Mexicali are huge solar plants.

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