POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Apr. 11, 2016

ERCOT sets new wind generation record; Scientists develop solar cell that converts energy from water


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • ERCOT set a new wind generation system record of 48.28 percent of its 27,245 MW load on March 23. This broke the record set on February 18 of 45.14 percent wind penetration. ERCOT’s peak use of wind capacity continues to be the 14,023 MW used on February 18.
  • Scientists in China have developed a solar cell that uses energy from raindrops. The water sticks to the grapheme layer on the solar cell where the differences in energy between the graphene’s electrons and the water’s ions produce electricity. More work is still needed on the technology as it currently only converts about 6.5 percent of the energy it receives.
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