Report: Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy? – Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Report: Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy? – Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Conventional wisdom suggests the biggest wind and solar power plants will be cheapest, but where they deliver power, and who will own them, matters more.

Awesome update of their 2016 Report.

They also offer a downloadable version.

Introduction: The Savings of Size?
Renewable Energy Economies of Scale
Evidence to the Contrary
Limits to Scale in Wind
Limits to Scale in Solar
Does Big or Small Grow Fastest?
Why Economics Isn’t the Issue
Summary
Footnotes

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