- January 10, 2019
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Researchers at Rice University have mapped out Texas winds and sunshine to assess how the energy available from one source rises and falls in relation to one another. Solar energy is highest during the day and wind energy peaks after sunset so, in theory, one should compensate for the other. If a wind farm’s highs occur as a solar array’s output reduces and vice versa, the generators are said to have high complementarity. Can Texas bridge the intermittent gap with wind and solar?