This journal article describes the benefits of nuclear renewable hybrid energy systems. The authors describe the increased flexibility and emissions reductions that such systems enable as well as the ancillary services they can provide.
According to this report, a combination of market factors are leading to premature closures of American nuclear power plants despite long-term performance levels. The authors hypothesize that closures will result in the loss of 60% of carbon-free generation, a less-diverse power supply and negative economic consequences.
This journal article investigates the costs of stand-alone renewable hybrid power plants on a Greek island and compares them to the cost of the currently used fossil-fuel-based conventional plant. The author shows that the higher cost of electricity of such a remote region can increase the competitiveness and promote the wider incorporation of technologies based on renewable energy sources.