What is a hybrid technology?
A hybrid technology is one that integrates a renewable energy generation technology with other energy generation systems.
Hybrid technologies can reduce the risk for investors and ensure immediate reliability and affordability. They can also support a smoother transition to more renewable energy generation in the future.
For example, our King Island Renewable Integration project is a world-leading power system that will supply over 65% of King Island’s energy needs using renewable energy, reducing the island’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 95%.
An example of a hybrid technology would be a power plant which combines and manages electricity generation from at least two technologies.
For example, a plant that integrates solar energy technology with energy from gas, or another renewable source, to provide a combined energy flow that drives the plant’s power generation.
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Lord Howe Island renewables switch
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Lord Howe Island renewables replace diesel fuel
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