It’s Not Always Sunny in California: Strategies to Increase Our Reliance on Solar Generation

Novan, Kevin and Benjamin Dawson

from ARE Update Vol. 25, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2021

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Abstract

Meeting California’s goal of a 100% carbon-free electric grid will require an increased reliance on solar energy. To absorb the growth in solar, storage capacity must expand to shift output to hours when the sun is not shining. Consumers must also be charged time-varying rates that shift consumption to hours when the sun is shining.

Keywords

solar, electricity, renewables, time-of-use prices, storage, climate policy

Citation

Novan, Kevin and Benjamin Dawson. 2021. "It’s Not Always Sunny in California: Strategies to Increase Our Reliance on Solar Generation." ARE Update 25(2): 5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/filer/file/1640021835/20297/