I wish to share the world's progress to 100% renewable energy for stationary power ( and in our case mobile too ). Firstly, an observation here and now in Perth. The Collgar Wind farm was putting in 10% of Perth's consumption at 630am Thu 05/12/13. Just one wind farm at one location in WA. It is the first really large scale wind farm in WA. There are others planned, subject to the government's whim in supporting a no-cost fuel supply, and where the only expense is in maintenance.
But base load I hear you question? Well, base load is only an issue if you consider just an isolated turbine or a group of turbines. However - think of spread resources. The National grid in England (Western Power equivalent - the distribution grid body ) research showed that in 2012 only 0.1% of wind farm generation needed to be backed up by fossil fuel. They predict by end of 2013 none ( backup fossil fuel ) will be required as England's wind capacity grows. Dispelling the myth that wind cannot be base load supply.
Now, here's a link to real time monitoring system in Western Australia for the energy supply and grid demands. IMO. Synegy is a generator because of roof top solar I believe.
has planned stationary base load system. It is a voluntary organisation made up of professional financiers, engineers etc. They have proposed a few years ago that the then ailing car industry can be turned into mass manufacturing for the local production and export to the world large scale solar thermal plants.
For example, the Spanish, 2 years of operation, base-load solar thermal