Hybrid Wind-Solar Units

Hybrid wind-solar allows turbines and panels to share a converter, which transforms electrical direct-current voltage for use on the grid. The solar farm will produce peak energy in summer when it’s needed while the wind turbines will perform the same duty in winter … “GE is working on adding a storage product to add to the hybrid that would create all of the elements needed for a microgrid. Wind energy captured at night—when wind blows the strongest—could be stored and placed on the grid the next day.” (Business Facilities, May 10, 2017)