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Solar Power to Hit
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Posted By: Magnante, 6/18/2019 9:22:20 AM

Solar power and wind power are the dominant methods of generating electricity that are acceptable to the extreme left. (snip) As more solar is added to the electrical grid a point is reached when midday generation is too high, particularly in the spring when sun is strong, but air conditioning load is not yet peaking. As a practical matter solar can’t go beyond 50% of the electricity generated at any time because it creates instability in the grid and complicates the transition to fossil fuel power as the solar quits for the night.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 6/18/2019 9:34:28 AM (No. 100576)
Solar could probably only work with a true world wide grid. In that way we would transfer power from where it isn't needed to where it is. But we have neither the technology nor political reality for that to happen in the foreseeable future.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson 6/18/2019 9:36:43 AM (No. 100580)
It seems funny that the Natural Gas people all support Solar. Then, you realize that they will be powering all the standby generators.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bythegates 6/18/2019 9:57:58 AM (No. 100609)
Got solar for my house. I love the independence it provides. Just need to add a battery for full independence. Also gave me an excuse to keep more of my money come tax time. Hey, if the fascists are going to let you keep more of your money for getting solar, get it while you can. This year is the last year to get the full 30% federal tax rebate. Solar for your house is great but large solar arrays are a different story. When the clouds come out, there better be something else powering the grid.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40 6/18/2019 9:59:03 AM (No. 100612)
Solar, Wind and Electric Cars are all a giant fraud. Branches of the main scam - Climate Change...Oh wait! it is now Climate Crisis.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 6/18/2019 10:20:01 AM (No. 100644)
#1, transmitting that much power that far, especially across oceans is so impractical as to be essentially impossible. I have had a solar powered vacation home for 25 yars in southern Colorado. Even there, the serious energy consumers, refrigerator, stove, heat, hot water are all on propane. The solar is good for lights, water pumping (would not work from a well, we have a cistern so much less power required) and a sat TV. Wood stove is primary heat. Solar is not what people think it is. And storage is very expensive if you want to store very much of it. Central power from solar is ridiculous. Too expensive and certain to be off half the time, and when you need your lights the most....there is no solar power.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: HotRod 6/18/2019 11:04:03 AM (No. 100691)
Trees have millions of years worth of experience with Solar power, yet look how long it takes for a tree to grow! Solar power can't even generate enough electrical power to process the raw materials and manufacture the panels! Besides, who has done an environmental study on the effects associated with thousands, or millions, of acres covered by the huge panels? What about the effect on wildlife? What about changes to air and soil temperatures? the environmental radicals have irrational reactions to a proposed pipeline, that is studied and found to cause no harm, but demand all those solar panels?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/18/2019 12:22:46 PM (No. 100774)
Solar and wind can be viable in a localized application. My sailboat has a windmill (2 actually) and small solar applications. everything runs off a 24 volt battery bank, even computer and internet. If it works on a boat it will work on a house. Heating and ac on the other hand not so much, they require propane and conservation. The renewables are not so good when power grids and high loss transmission lines are involved.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: QueenVictoria 6/18/2019 2:35:49 PM (No. 100873)
#1 ...then I can foresee those with the controls dictating what you can/cannot do or think before they will allocate power to your section or country. Very Orwellian and evil!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 6/18/2019 3:37:49 PM (No. 100914)
Tell that to your Tesla as you are crossing the desert after dark and are still a few hundred miles from Vegas.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: red1066 6/18/2019 4:21:53 PM (No. 100950)
I'll guess that the wind and solar crowd doesn't use air conditioning. As long as they have power for their phones, nothing else matters.
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