Wind and solar could meet 85 percent of current US electricity needs | Engadget

Add the capacity to store up to 12 hours' worth of energy, and these renewable energy sources can meet between 83 and 94 percent of hourly energy needs. Wind and solar power could meet around 85 percent of US electricity needs, according to a paper published in Nature Communications.
Wind and solar power could meet around 85 percent of US electricity needs, according to a paper published in Nature Communications. Batteries, capacity overbuilding and other storage options coul… [+2572 chars]