Elsevier, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 105, May 2019
Analysing the feasibility of powering the Americas with renewable energy and inter-regional grid interconnections by 2030
The Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, as the two biggest climate action initiatives, address the need to shift towards a fully sustainable energy system. The deployment of renewable energy, especially solar and wind power, decreases carbon dioxide emissions, but presents issues of resource intermittency. In this study, a cost-optimised 100% renewable energy based system is analysed and quantified for the Americas for the reference year 2030 using high spatially and temporally resolved weather data.