Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Posted: Mar 01 2019 6:24am
Always maintained the best thing you can do by the environment is walk places.
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I believe most people do exactly that for most practical journeys, but once the journey time becomes impractical, then some form of mechanised transport is necessary.
You're correct. Walking is some 80MPGe, light cycling is over 200. There was a paper on that somewhere, I will link it if I find it.
+100jonescg wrote: ↑Mar 03 2019 1:51am"How will we ever pay for all this?"
From taxes. The same way we pay for everything of public significance. Like the military.
In fact if you took money out of military spending and put it towards securing low emission, import-free energy (solar, wind, hydro, nuclear) you won't have as many enemies, and therefore wont need the bomb budget anyway.
And don't forget the birds! Solar is a MAGNET DEATHRAY for BARBEQUING THE CRAP out of the poor, poor birds! Why do you want MAGNET DEATHRAY BARBECUED BIRDS, you commie green socialist liberal loonie? (Unless you get them from Chick-Fil-A or Koo Koo Roo, then it's OK.)
Dauntless wrote: ↑Mar 04 2019 12:46amhttps://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/hes-cr ... llon/92686
Agreed. Of all places, Hawaii could use a few SMR's, say in Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui. With each generating around 100MW, that would cover most of their baseline usage. Build them in the US (or South Korea, or Japan) ship them to Hawaii by sea, put them in the containment building, and then when their fuel is used up, haul them out and ship them back for refurbishing. No fuel handling in Hawaii and no waste to figure out what to do with.
You tell me...
Sounds about right - the 25/30 degree angle is ideal for winter production. I have 12 panels of 195 Wp each - so a theoretical nameplate power of 2340 W. At midday they put out about 1900 W on a hot day, 2100 W on a cool day. And in October when light rain clears to reveal a bright midday sun, it cracks 2900 W
I think 1.4kW from a 3.1kW at noon on a sunny day is low. Yesterday my 6kW system was putting out a bit over 5kW, mid summer it's usually around 4900W. That's a free standing system. My roof mounted 2.16kW system had something like 1600-1700W on sunny Summer days when I kept track of it. That's Northwestern Oregon too, installers use 0.8 multiplier when planning the systems. I'd expect better for Sydney given lower latitude.jonescg wrote: ↑Mar 11 2019 5:27amSounds about right - the 25/30 degree angle is ideal for winter production. I have 12 panels of 195 Wp each - so a theoretical nameplate power of 2340 W. At midday they put out about 1900 W on a hot day, 2100 W on a cool day. And in October when light rain clears to reveal a bright midday sun, it cracks 2900 W
7 kWh sounds about right for this time of year. I can get as high as 13 kWh in December.
Get your system fixed - or get your money back from the shyster who sold you a cruddy system and took you to the cleaners.