Conversations about renewable energy often come down to a comparison — solar versus wind, for example, or hydroelectric versus geothermal — as though one technology, alone, could provide the single answer to our need for safe, emissions-free electricity production. However, a new utility-scale approach to renewable-energy generation is turning this idea on its head, bringing together multiple solutions at the same generation site. As shown by several such projects now coming online in the United States and around the globe, pairing technologies on the same site can improve overall efficiency and, as a result, its bottom line.?
Read this article as it originally ran in the February 2013 issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine.