Renewable Intermittency a Real Issue

dispatchability

Without storage, fossil fuels are needed to meet demand. Storage enables renewable power to be dispatchable during cloud transients and in the evening.

  • As renewable energy makes up a more significant part of worldwide energy usage, intermittency is becoming a bigger issue
  • Power companies must keep generation capability in reserve to cover possible outages
  • This increases the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for intermittent technologies

eSolar Technology Enables Dispatchability

  • Molten salt (MS) power towers enable dispatchability in this configuration
  • This provides dispatchable, on-demand and around-the-clock power
  • Dispatchability enables the power plant owner to take advantage of time-of-day pricing programs
  • MS power towers are able to ride through cloud transients