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by TheBeastie
Feb 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

It was windy in Australia yesterday. Germany not so much. Still averaging above 500gm/ kWh. . https://www.electricitymap.org/?page=country&solar=false&remote=true&wind=false&countryCode=DE . Yeah the thing I have noticed is when there is some good wind in SA and Victoria and I can see it on electri...
by TheBeastie
Feb 19, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Just checking out some of the ultra-potent green house gases emitted from solar-panel manufacturer and they are still rocketing higher, just grabbed this live from NOAA. And its not hard to calculate that these single handedly out do most countries entire co2 emissions and of course can't be absorb...
by TheBeastie
Feb 18, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

California had a sunny day again yesterday. It's interesting how flat the peak from solar is shown. Flat accross from Noon to 18:00. And how much they can vary the hydro. Very poor wind again though. NY cruises along 16 GW at 200gm/ kWh with 50% hydro and nuclear. Germany had good sun and wind yest...
by TheBeastie
Feb 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

.....yes..and of much greater capacity. That was my point ! No, you missed the point. If they need ENERGY, then solar or wind or a CCS gas turbine is a great way to go. If they need POWER to stabilize the grid, then BESS makes more sense. Do you understand the difference between energy and power?.....
by TheBeastie
Feb 14, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

One of the (many) latest inititives in the strange world of S Australias commitment to Renewable Energy ...(lets be honest ..non-coal) ...is this "Barker Inlet". (Torrens Island) proposed power plant. See the (artists impression of) shiny new generator plant in the bottom left of this photo.. https...
by TheBeastie
Feb 11, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

It's easy to become over optimistic about solar for the rest of the world when you live in a warm, sunny place like California. But Australia could eventually do similar. NY will have to do near shore wind at the lakes edge and off of Long Island. And residents will need to stop resisting it. . . h...
by TheBeastie
Feb 10, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

If you look at 2016 and 2017 February tends to the best month for wind energy generation in Germany https://www.energy-charts.de/energy_pie.htm?year=2016&month=3 20% in Feb and just 12% in March. Last few days of wind in Germany have been well below average. Getting as low as 2.5GW of 50GW wind capa...
by TheBeastie
Feb 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Samsung INR21700-48G
Replies: 31
Views: 2951

Re: Samsung INR21700-48G

That is a pretty good cell, but after looking around online it seems pretty expensive for the pure Ah/$. If you didn't look at it or know it was a 21700 cell you wouldn't be so interested. I was thinking the cell is kind of similar to my current battery pack of Samsung 29E cells which are also quite...
by TheBeastie
Feb 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

If that 600MW interstate link is being used at full capacity for several days that's a different scenario to what I thought. TBH it's scarcely a peaker supply anymore. If the neighbouring state has power to export then might as well use it. If you look at electrictymap you can see South Australia h...
by TheBeastie
Feb 06, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I am sick of hearing these lines that Australia is low on coal. If you look at the location for the Adani Carmichael thermal black coal mine, its in the middle of nowhere, arid location. This location wasn't some special rare special find at all, they just chose a spot that was out of the way of eve...
by TheBeastie
Feb 01, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Question about Kt-lcd3
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Question about Kt-lcd3

I was thinking about that but when i limit it to 45km is working fine and when i tested the speed with gps there is 2-3 km difference but i will try playing with the sensor At that speed its probably hit its limits on accuracy? Its not the most expensive kit in the world so I am not surprised it go...
by TheBeastie
Jan 30, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Wait a minute. Back up. Way up! There are international standards for labor. And this ain't it. Digging with your fingers for a meal while others get rich off your backs with black market spoils is slavery. If they are getting paid enough to buy food, then that's not slavery - that's called "a job....
by TheBeastie
Jan 29, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Despite the articles and the BOM even admitting to the problem and claiming they are coming up with ways to mitigate the problem its amazing how some people just turn away from the facts. Here is the video again, a way to see this video is tribal belief mechanisms vs logic/facts https://youtu.be/S74...
by TheBeastie
Jan 27, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Get a load of these hippies would you? http://ieefa.org/2017-unsubsidized-renewables-won-cost-race/ This works out pretty close to the cap costs of the102 MW Nyngan solar farm at $355 USD which did a 25.7% CF annual production of 229,541 MWh. Mutiplied by a steady 30 years with no operating costs o...
by TheBeastie
Jan 24, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

[The Australian BOM (Bureau Of Metrology) has been discretited several times recently for failing to represent the facts accurately, ( conveniently resulting in current temperatures appearing to be higher than previously recorded ?) They have ommited extreme leow temp readings from some stations, r...
by TheBeastie
Jan 24, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Only reason we have freak warm days like Penrith city record, is due to the fact they have created a record amount of new concrete housing and roads since last few summers. frock me, Penrith must be a big suburb - clearly takes up half the continent... Heatmap.JPG :roll: Thats satellite temperature...
by TheBeastie
Jan 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

What do you suggest can be done ? Until a practical, reliable, economically viable, system of storing (and tranferring) huge amounts of power , ..is available, Solar or Wind are not a practical solution without equivalent back up from Thermal generation. Well, you could power a minimal night time l...
by TheBeastie
Jan 22, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

We have had some hot windless days (18th, 19th) this month that have tested our power grid. Generally all scraped through with few problems, though some industries and facilities were required to "reduce" their consumption..( Demand Management) However , there is still a cost to this madness. The t...
by TheBeastie
Jan 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Tasmania did run out of hydro water/electricity in 2016 and ran on diesel for a fair while because the underwater sea electricity cable to Victoria happened to be broken too. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-23/tasmanias-key-hydroelectric-source-lake-gordon-at-record-low/7271502 http://www.themerc...
by TheBeastie
Jan 21, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

(There is a corresponding graphic of the Victoria power usage , but i wont bother posting that. I looked at NEM watch the other day when SE Australia had another hot spell - Victorian hydro was cranking a solid 2 GW for a few hours. It's an awesome power source and I really see value in using it mo...
by TheBeastie
Jan 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I been looking at electrictymap a bit lately and I noticed over the last week everytime the wind died down in Europe the map of Germany on this site would go grey like a country who is not providing data. I wonder if Germany behaves like children with their energy generation data on down days and ju...
by TheBeastie
Jan 05, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Burning wood chips is indeed both sustainable and renewable (look up the definitions of those words) but it's not - and should not be - our main source of energy. It's a great secondary source when the wood is available anyway as trash. As long as it's grown back sure it is renewable but like most ...
by TheBeastie
Jan 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I think you have forgotten the basis of your original point...that coal plants need a local supply of fuel. ...Which is of course untrue, as there are numerous such plants around the world fueled on imported coal ftom countries such as Australia, Brazil etc. it is a cheap , stable, solid fuel that ...
by TheBeastie
Jan 02, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Charts on Germany https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DShEpRKV4AABikQ.jpg A woman got a power bill of $284billion dollars USD, probably after she rang up her energy provider and demanded that all her energy is sourced from renewables. http://www.afr.com/news/world/north-america/woman-gets-electricity-bill-f...
by TheBeastie
Jan 02, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1642
Views: 34939

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Niagara Falls hydro has 5 GW installed capacity. Shared 50%/ 50% with Canada. I couldn't find anything on actual production average. Massive as this hydro source is, it wouldn't come close to propping up a 100% RE blend of 24GW on long winter nights if the wind dies. . These numbers are daunting. 1...