Cephalotus wrote: ↑
Mar 04, 2018 2:33 pm
TheBeastie wrote: ↑
Feb 20, 2018 10:18 pm
One thing I wanted to do was go over all of Germany's renewable generation that I started in this post with their wind https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 0#p1358107
Germany wind capacity 49.6GW (49,600MW)
Generated 2017: 103.65TWh
There are 1,000,000MWh in 1TWh.
103.65TWh = (103,650,000MWh / 8765.5hours_in_a_year_average) = 11,824MW average power generation (11.8GW)
So ( 11,824MW / 49,600MW ) x 100 = 23.8% capacity factor
Germany Solar capacity: 40.7GW (40,700MW)
Generated 2017: 38.39TWh
(38,390,000MWh / 8765.5hours_in_a_year_average) = 4,379MW average power generation (4.37GW)
So ( 4,379MW / 40,700MW ) x 100 = 10.7% capacity factor for solar.
If you went into a restaurant and asked for a steak dinner that was 10% of its advertised size, you wouldn't buy it.
What's the capacity factor of your electric bike? Better than 2%? Would you say your electric bike is worthless shit, too, being idle most of the time?
What's the capacity factor of your bathroom or the capacity factor of your washing machine? Why do you own those?
Don't try to fool people if you can not find better arguments.
The reason why EVERY energy project/technology on Wikipedia has Capacity factor listed is that its very important metric have how useful or far the technology is from its claimed capacity.
If my ebike was somehow being used by millions of people simultaneously like a power-station/source then yes, I would find a capacity factor to be very important measure on my ebike.
Lets compare Germany's Nuclear for example.
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... start=1625
Germany Nuclear capacity: 9.52GW (9,5200MW)
Generated 2017: 72.14TWh
(72,140,000MWh / 8765.5hours_in_a_year_average) = 8229.99MW average power generation (4.37GW)
So ( 8,229.99MW / 9,520MW ) x 100 = 86.4% capacity factor for nuclear.
86.4% Capacity factor. This is much closer to what a claimed capacity should be, what your buying is what you get. Just like everything with wind and solar the numbers and cheating/twisted and misleading to the point that they shouldn't be even used.
Whether its a hotel/rental or If you bought a house to live in you would want to be able to have your family live in it 100% of the time. If it was like Germany Solar and it was 10% of what it was claimed, so you could only live in there 10% of the time you would like, you would feel ripped off.
Unless you're mentally handicapped/deranged and you decide to sleep in a park bench instead of your house, like a hotel if you or your family are sleeping in your house every night your essentially using it every day so it's 100%.
There is no point building something that is supposed to simultaneously service 100,000s to maybe millions of people and not want it as available as possible, especially if its suppose to be delivering clean free energy and is the reason why it was built in the first place.
This is what I can't get over with folks in renewables, the bias and the brute force of not willing to look at the numbers like its some kind of tribal survival thing is amazing.