We are a good energy storage process away(e.g. widespread installation of Tesla's Powerwall) from being able to use solar for a very high percentage of our electricity needs. Will still need NG turbines for peak load (since they start fast).
Posted By: Puget Ute
Date: Tuesday 8 January 2019, at 03:17 pm Recommended by
NG turbines can run on the order of 90% thermodynamic efficiency, so they are not too bad to keep around. Someday we will have a magic power answer, but for now we are wise to move away from coal and into cleaner generation methods.