The other day I chanced upon a TED Talk by Bill Gates, Innovating to zero (zero carbon, that is). When he got around to renewables, he said "these are intermittent sources."
|Genius in a box!|
We can be thankful that the sun gives us respite every night, time to cool off and reconsider the wisdom of Bill Gates.
I am more interested in hearing what engineers have to say about all this. Good engineering starts with a clear understanding of the constraints. I for one am ecstatic that our Sun's energy is constant and the Earth spins. I can design accordingly.
Beware of programmers carrying screwdrivers. If trees can make it through the night without burning fossil fuels, so can we.