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Elon Musk has a solution for the US energy grid: "No need for unknown technology!"

Elon Musk has a solution for the US energy grid: “No need for unknown technology!”

The flamboyant centime billionaire makes himself heard again Twitter. Just last week, he shared his views on how America should be empowered. He said the country already has the resources to replace the current fossil fuels and meet the growing energy needs.

The recent heat wave in the state of California has resulted in power outages. After all, they had to use more electricity for cooling (fans, air conditioners), while the drought lowered the water level so that hydroelectric plants could no longer generate electricity. The state’s power grid was in crisis.

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Sun and wind

The resources America already has, and the technologies needed to harness them, are solar and wind — renewable energy, Musk believes. But that’s not all.

“The key solution for a sustainable energy future is solar/wind with batteries interconnected with conventional power lines when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind blows,” Musk tweeted. “No need for unknown technology!”. “Hydro + geothermal fracking will also make a major contribution,” he added.

He also spoke out against nuclear fusion, saying it would be “expensive energy due to the difficulty of obtaining and transporting the raw fuel and reactor maintenance.” “It’s better to use the sun – a thermonuclear reactor that requires no refueling or maintenance.”

Energy supplier Tesla

While the CEO’s statement on the matter may sound surprising, it really isn’t. It’s no secret that Elon Musk is a proponent of renewable energy, except perhaps during wartime.

Bee Tesla After all, it’s not just about electric cars, but also about solar panels and battery storage products for homes and utilities.

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Musk’s vision is beautiful, if not particularly realistic, given that not all US states have the same amount of sun or wind. And sending energy from point A to point B will require a significant logistical solution in addition to storage (such a battery is already very expensive) and transportation costs. There are also questions about the reliability of a 100 percent renewable power grid.

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