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2024-04-10 IOUs, Going Off Grid

The transmission pylons are a few million dollars a mile, and the undersea cables are even more expensive. And the undersea cables are more difficult to maintain, as is anything in a marine environment. So the cheap SOBs in the utilities typically choose the lower cost towers. As for the US West Coast, rooftop solar

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2024-03-22 Ocean Kite Generates Electric Power

The ocean kite travels in a figure 8 and its turbine and generator send power to shore.  This YouTube short briefly shows its action. https://youtube.com/shorts/WKsiSGvDTiw?si=P7Ro-rjQTcE-QKdj

2024-02-15 India To Build 30 GW Solar And Wind Facility

30 Gigawatts!  They say that that’s enough to power 18 million Indian homes.  This will most likely be the biggest project in the world – for quite some time.  It takes about 3 million solar panels per gigawatt, so if half the 30 GW is solar, that’s 45 million solar panels.  The other 15GW would

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2024-02-10 China Says Wind, Solar Are About 40% Of Installed Power Generation

The 15 MW onshore wind turbine’s blades are the least of this news.  The following is the big part of this story.  Quote: “”The China Electricity Council said in its latest annual report that wind and solar would make up around 40% of the country’s installed power generation capacity by the end of 2024 –

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2024-01-22 Largest US Solar-Storage Project Goes Online

It’s 875 MW solar and 3 GWh of energy storage. The 4600 acre site with nearly 2 million solar panels is not far from Edwards AFB, California. Largest US solar-storage project goes online

2024-01-06 Renewables ASAP Could Save 10 Trillion Dollars – Oxford Researchers

Quote “”Transitioning to a decarbonised energy system by around 2050 is expected to save the world at least $12 trillion compared to continuing our current levels of fossil fuel use.“” Quote: “”Professor Farmer adds, “The world is facing a simultaneous inflation crisis, national security crisis, and climate crisis, all caused by our dependence on high

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2023-12-29 Dispatchable Renewables: 540 MW PV Plus Storage In S. Africa

Quote: “”Dispatchable Renewables are the future.”” Scatec’s 540MW PV + 1,140MWh Battery Storage Project In South Africa Begins Supplying Electricity To National Grid

2023-12-25 Consumptive Water Use For US Power Production

This technical report from NREL dated 2003 discusses the water consumed by thermoelectric power plants. It’s a .PDF available online from the US government.

2023-12-14 Tesla Says Solar + Powerwall Cheaper Than A Generator

I hope so. The backup generator uses fuel, so the more you use it, the more it costs. Solar + Tesla Powerwall gets free fuel from the Sun. So use it as much as possible and save a lot on your electricity bill! Potentially thousands of dollars a year. Tesla claims Powerwall with solar is

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2023-12-01 California’s Salton Sea Has Lithium To Power 375 Million EVs

The naysayers criticize that there’s not enough lithium. But they don’t know what they are talking about. The problem with the very hot brine that’s got the lithium is no one has yet figured out how to extract the lithium from it. https://electrek.co/2023/12/01/a-california-dried-up-lake-has-enough-lithium-to-power-375-million-evs/ Another article about lithium price https://www.arcamax.com/homeandleisure/automotive/s-2997652?ezine=566&lctg=7OzsSZc-x1SiBwEiTQMikJzPqvPdfr6pUASepJvYA0k&r=Fmlp

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