Moore’s law and renewables, blue hydrogen hurts LNG project + MORE
💥Energy Flux💥Friday, 2nd June 2021
Wild predictions of renewables revolutionising the energy sector are predicated on continuous reductions in the capital costs of solar, wind and battery technologies.
Costs have fallen precipitously since 2010. But for this trend to continue, new energy technologies would need to leverage the same positive feedback loops that underpin Moore’s law — which doesn’t really apply to wind turbines or PV panels, argues research consultancy Thunder Said Energy in a new paper.
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💥Moore’s law doesn’t apply to renewables
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Moore’s law doesn’t apply to renewables
Spectacular cost reductions in wind and solar technologies over the last decade underpinned enthusiastic predictions of renewables devouring fossil fuel market share at an ever-accelerating pace through 2030 and beyond. But the factors required to…