A major heat wave is causing record demand in Texas—Monday set a record of 66,867 MW, and Tuesday is expected to set another.
As a result, the grid operator is asking that people help avoid blackouts by reducing electricity usage between 3 and 7 PM. And as of 3:45 PM today, Texas paid $3000 MWh for wholesale electricity. Yes, a whopping three dollars a kilowatt hour.
May I suggest that solar could help with that? A tracking system would generate reliable power very well during that time slot, at a thirtieth of the cost.
What’s more expensive than solar? No solar.