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At present, nearly 75% of EV charging currently takes place at home. Charging technology companies like Greenlots are encouraging the deployment of public charging networks for the benefit of the on-the-go driver. By placing charging stations near the workplace, at retail environments, and in public garages, consumers who travel often can still enjoy the benefits of owning an EV without...
Solar PV capacity factors in the US – the EIA data - capacity factor of around 20% would be a reasonable
According to him, India requires $500-700 billion in renewable energy and supporting grid investment over the coming decade in order to meet its renewable energy targets. I'm curious to hear more about the grid/transmission investments. I imagine this immense addition will require some careful planning and I'm wondering how far along they are with that needed T&D...
Good question. India has one of the highest T&D losses in the world. In 2011, the government set up a National Electricity Fund to streamline the process for distribution of investments in the grid. Recently GE India has been contracted to modernize the grid for renewable assets.
8.8% is a surprisingly low number, given that solar panels are unique in their ability to become part of existing structures This may be lower than one would think, but it's still a lot of area-- especially when considering the inability of some areas to be eligible thanks to poor positioning, shading from obstructions, etc. Any sense of if there are cities out there anywhere...