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It's nice to see that something I banged about on a theoretical level (thinking it may come to pass in decades...) actually works: wind+solar with comparable capacities combine to something resembling the diurnal (and annual) variation of consumption on average. On a related issue, a recent article on the economic unviability of a pumping storage power plant pointed at the merit order effect of solar as cause.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 at 09:00:57 AM EST
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