A group of scientists and energy analysts has laid out a path under which New York State could, in theory, eliminate its use of fossil fuels and nuclear power — including for transportation — by 2050. The graph above charts the contributions played by improved efficiency and adoption of renewable electricity sources as well as hydrogen fuel cells (with the hydrogen generated with renewable energy).
According to the researchers’ calculations, New York’s 2030 power demand for all sectors (electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, industry) could be met by:4,020 onshore 5-megawatt wind turbines12,770 offshore 5-megawatt wind turbines387 100-megawatt concentrated solar plants828 50-megawatt photovoltaic power plants5 million 5-kilowatt residential rooftop photovoltaic systems500,000 100-kilowatt commercial/government rooftop photovoltaic systems36 100-megawatt geothermal plants1,910 0.75-megawatt wave devices2,600 1-megawatt tidal turbines7 1,300-megawatt hydroelectric power plants, of which most exist
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Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Power New York by 2050?