In many locations there is plentiful non-fossil combustible material, such as agricultural waste, urban waste, garbage, and other industrial waste. For less than the cost of a waste-to-energy plant, a combustion boiler and feedstock handler can be added to a Terrajoule power plant.
A hybrid Terrajoule Solar+Storage+Waste-to-Energy power plant has benefits:
- Lower electricity cost than solar or waste-to-energy alone
- Firm renewable power, every season of the year
- Complete independence from fossil fuel supply lines and unpredictable prices