A Solar Field in Andalusia

The problem with generating electricity from all renewables is that there is no safe and environmentally friendly way to store electricity. With photovoltaic panels the electricity can onbly be generated in daytime and mostly electricity is need at night in larger quantities than in day time. That means that all PV power has to be backed by fossil fuel electrical generation (you cannot use nuclear because it takes too long to start up and switch off a nuclear plant) and there are inevitably very large emissions created when the fossil fuel plant and stops. Continue reading