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Spotlight: Wind and Solar Power: Perfect When Paired in Texas

Aquil Jones, Soojin Jo and Christopher Slijk

As wind and solar power generation becomes more competitive economically relative to conventional coal and natural gas generation, states will likely increase their dependence on such renewable sources. Texas gets about 19 percent of its electricity from renewables, which, though they can’t be depleted, offer limited capacity to produce power at any given time.

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