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.
What is an example of hybrid?
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.
ARENA shares knowledge, insights and data from our funded projects to help the renewable energy industry and other projects learn from each other’s experiences. Our projects capture high-quality quantitative and qualitative data and information, linked with the needs of the market, while respecting our recipients’ commercial and contractual rights.
Relevant reports from our hybrid projects can be found in the ARENA Knowledge Bank
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