This is such a simple obvious solution there must be something wrong with it. Or is there something wrong with us because we’re not doing it?
Govt banks on solar, wind energy to bridge power gap
April 26, 2007 (Times News Network via The Economic Times of India)
The government of India/ Secretary for ministry of new and renewable energy V. Subramanian
The Indian government plans a system by which owners of wind, solar and other alternative energy generators can feed their power into the national grid at times of high demand and be awarded
The system is now a proposal and will require practical development, but the Indians are going there.
The idea is to direct energy generated by alternative sources to the Indian central grid where it can be channeled to locations of heightened demand.
With India’s huge nation and massive population, there are times and places when people are “starved” for energy supply. The generators of the alternative sources of energy derive profit when their energy is sold at “starved’ locations or times for the increased market rate. This is very like Al Gore’s “smart grid” concept and is said to already be successful in Germany and Australia.
Subramanian: “The proposed system for wind, solar and other non-conventional energy sources would soon be forwarded to the power regulatory authorities for endorsement.”