Around the world, renewable electricity generation by solar and wind is increasing at exponential rates, with shares approaching 50% or more in some countries. New ways to manage energy generation, transmission, distribution, and storage are being established, as well as how to best manage the integration of new renewable electricity with traditional, centralized energy sources, such as coal, gas and nuclear power plants.
Yet, commonly claimed short comings regarding renewable energy and especially their successful integration in to the grid often make it hard when discussing the urgent need for an energy transformation based on the renewables.
For this, the International Solar Energy Society has developed a series of infographics to clarify some commonly claimed shortcomings about renewable energy – we hope you find this document helpful when discussing renewable energy with your friends, family, or colleagues.
For questions about the infographics, please see our FAQ section down below or contact ISES at firstname.lastname@example.org – we are looking forward for your feedback! ISES has also made the infographic and each infographic individually available for download here.
ISES wishes to thank everybody who worked on this project for their valuable input and feedback to make this publication possible. A special thank you goes to the ISES Board Members for their input in the many rounds of review – especially we thank Dr. Steven Meyers who led this project, Dr. David Renné (ISES President), Prof. Eicke Weber (ISES Vice President), Dr. Paulette Middleton (ISES Secretary), Prof. Monica Oliphant, Prof. Roberto Román, Dr. Ben Elliston, Prof. Klaus Vajen, and Mr. Marcelo Pinho Almeida.
ISES also sends a big thank you to Thanasis Avramis, Mark Diesendorf, Marissa Walzer and Stefanie Szabo-Halfar for their contributions in reviewing the infographics and providing excellent feedback.
From the ISES team, thanks goes to Jennifer McIntosh, Arabella Liehr and Eric Card for their great work on this project