The duck in the room – the end of baseload

Solar power is well-suited to demand, generating the most electricity when demand is highest, but as solar capacity grows, the “duck curve” appears, causing headaches for grid operators who need to deal with a daily ramp up of capacity from zero to maximum dispatch in a short period. The plentiful availability of solar during the day will soon overwhelm all markets, leading to negative or nil prices for electricity for large parts of the day. [summary] [comments]

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