For investment portfolios and for the entire renewables sector, diversity matters. A new independent study shows that by complementing Ireland’s onshore wind sector with greater volumes of large-scale solar, emissions are lower, curtailment decreases, and society potentially gains economically, to the tune of €21 per citizen. Conall Bolger, CEO of the Irish Solar Energy Association, reports on the power of daytime production.
Wind turbines in County Wexford, Ireland. With large volumes of wind deployed, Ireland can regularly hit around 70% renewables on its grid. New studies show that pairing this with solar could offer benefits for both technologies.
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