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It Takes Two to Power a Light

Jessica PirroJuly 1, 201912690

Solar Wind Energy Power Hybrid Systems

Sources of renewable energy are an easy and affordable way to reduce both electricity bills as well as carbon emissions. But, there is a common criticism that is leveled at sources of renewable energy such as solar panels as well as solar wind powered energy: because what will happen is, what will happen if the wind isn’t blowing, or if the sun isn’t shining? There are many solutions for these criticisms though, there are net metering policies that pair solar powered systems with a solar energy storage system. But there’s a new method of compensation to combat for when solar panels and solar wind power energy, solar powered systems are underproducing, hybrid solar powered systems. The developers of sources of renewable energy are discovering that the installation of solar panels and solar wind energy power hybrid systems are a new and innovative way to increase the efficiency of solar energy and make the solar powered systems even more consistent.

The Hybrid Solar Powered Systems 

The hybrid solar powered systems are any sort of energy system that combines two or more sources of electricity production. There are different kinds of electricity generation that have different characteristics, meaning that multiple resources can be paired to improve the weakness of one kind of electricity generation. There are many fossil fuel-fired power plants that require electricity in order to start their generator just in case the power goes out. What this means is that solar panels or a back generator that is an off-grid generator, are very useful pairing for fossil fuel power plants.

When it comes to the cases of newer proposals from sources of renewable energy developers, hybrid solar powered systems are able to take the form of solar wind power energy as well as a solar panels hybrid energy system. The solar panels and solar wind powered energy are able to make a natural pairing and they will ensure that the hybrid sources of renewable energy systems will be producing more energy more hours of the whole year.

Why Do Solar Panels and Solar Wind Power Energy Work So Well Together? 

The disadvantage to both solar wind power energy and solar panels are the solar powered systems aren’t producing electricity every hour, every day, every year. Which is what is creating the common criticism of the installation of solar panels and solar wind powered systems; ‘what happens if there are clouds preventing the sun from shining and the wind isn’t blowing? But the output from both solar wind power energy and solar panels is that these solar powered systems are very predictable and they both follow patterns that are easily recognizable, which makes it easy to plan for times when the output decreases from solar panels or solar wind power energy.

What many people don’t seem to realize is, when the solar panels are at their peak solar energy production time it is the opposite time when solar wind power energy are at their peak solar energy production times. Solar panels, peak solar energy production is during the daylight hours in the summer. Whereas, solar wind power energy, usually has its best solar energy production times at night time in the winter. Which makes pairing these two sources of renewable energy, a hybrid solar powered system match made in heaven.   

A hybrid energy system with solar panels and solar wind power energy is able to produce a very consistent source of electricity throughout the whole year, the strengths of each solar powered system balancing out the other's weaknesses. As the production from either the solar panels or the solar wind power energy weakens daily or seasonally, the other solar powered system will then begin to pick up the slack by generating more solar energy.  

Cases For a Hybrid Energy System 

The hybrid solar powered systems can be pretty high up in the price range, and as you’re relying on two different kinds of electricity generation to solve a single electricity need. But, there are certain instances when a hybrid solar powered system would make a lot of sense. Before you invest in just one of the sources of renewable energy, it is worth it to find out if your property would be the ideal case for this type of hybrid solar powered system, both financially and otherwise.

For instance, an off-grid or electrical system that is in a remote area will need redundancy and you aren’t able to rely on the grid for a consistent supply of electricity. In these scenarios, solar panels and solar wind power energy combined to make the solar powered systems would be a good option, specifically when it is paired with an energy storage system.

At a higher, grid-scale level, when you’re paring solar panels and solar wind power energy solar powered systems allows for sources of renewable energy developers to participate to a larger degree in deregulated electricity markets. By providing more electricity during more hours as well as by ensuring production during both summer and winter it will increase the efficiency of solar energy at hours of peak electricity usage, the hybrid solar powered systems are a way to open the access to larger levels of sources of renewable energy that are on the grid.

 

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