The wind and the sun are environmentally-friendly power suppliers. However, as they cause a fluctuating energy supply, such renewable energies place a greater burden on power grids than previously thought. This is the finding of a study conducted at Jacobs University Bremen and now published in the renowned “Scientific Reports” journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. However, the intensity of this load depends to a large extent on the structure of the grids. Surprisingly, a certain type of power grid has proved to be particularly stable – a power grid from which researchers least expected such a result.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kettemann
Professor of Theoretical Physics
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
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Press release dated: 05/29/2018