Business - 06/August/2018

A challenging marriage

Placing wind and solar photovoltaic facilities on the same site may sound attractive in theory, but the reality is more complicated and many experts suggest this will only make sense in a limited number of cases

“The beauty of wind-solar hybrids is that the wind tends to blow the hardest when the sun is not shining,” says Rahul Munjal, head of renewable energy firm Hero Future Energies in India. In April 2018 the company inaugurated the first large-scale wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid power plant in the country, where hopes for wind and solar hybrids are high. The facility is located in the state of Karnataka in southwest India and combines 50 megawatts (MW) of wind turbines with 28 MW of PV. Hero also plans to add storage to the project. ...

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