While that is the equivalent of around 369 nuclear power plants, keep in mind that there is something called capacity factor, the percentage of electricity actually produced compared to the nameplate capacity. The average capacity factors were (%):
Wind power 20-40
PV 13-19 (low in Massachusetts and high in Arizona)
Solar farm 33 (California)
Costa Rica Running on 100% Renewable Energy Since Start of 2015, for here is a country doing what other countries, and Hawaii, are daring to do by 2030 or 2050 or whatever. First, keep in mind that Costa Rica is only talking about electricity, which means that at least 60% dealing with aviation, other transport, etc., still needs to be met, and a lot of R&D remains. To summarize:
- Hydroelectricity 1000 MW
- Geothermal 200 MW
- Wind, solar biomass ?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average again broke an all-time record, up 14 to 18,312, as housing starts surged, and energy declined.