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On Hawaii 44% Electricity From Solar

The US as a whole may be far lagging behind Denmark and Germany when it comes to the application of renewable energy, there are bright spots in the US nevertheless. Take Hawaii… friendly tax credits, the highest average electricity rates in the nation and the most aggressive renewable energy program adopted by any state have sent homeowners scrambling to install photovoltaic systems on their roofs. So much so that engineers responsible for the grid are worried about too much electricity fed into the grid from private electricity producers. The grid can hardly cope. Seems to us like a luxury problem that can be solved. The way things are going now Hawaii could produce 100% of its electricity as early as 2020. With prices for solar panels coming down fast, there is no reason wy the US Sun Belt (see map below) could not accomplish the energy transition fast, as far as private electricity needs are concerned.



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