Full Title: An Innovation Agenda for Advanced Renewable Energy Technologies
Author(s): Robert Rozansky
Publisher(s): Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Publication Date: December 21, 2020
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This report puts forward an innovation agenda for solar, wind, geothermal, and water power. It organizes the key technologies into two categories: those that supply variable energy, which is only produced as a resource is available, and those that supply firm energy, which is available as needed. The technologies in each category have common roles, challenges, and opportunities. They also complement one another: Firm renewables enable very cheap variable renewables to provide more energy than they otherwise would. Within the two categories, each subsection summarizes the current status of a technology, describes its potential to contribute to decarbonization, and identifies opportunities for the federal government to accelerate innovation.