I am kind of sick of typing this stuff over and over again...
And we're sick of reading your copy-pastes. You are executing perfect shots over the net of a tennis court on the other side of the town where the other player is.
So a 25 MW solar or wind farm has a nameplate capacity of 25 MW, and yet we know it will typically produce about 25% of that nameplate capacity throughout it's life. It may peak at 25 MW sometimes, but nobody is banking on that being average. I'm certainly not going to argue that with you. I still cannot see what your issue is with this
Its only more recently I have fully begun to realize the power of Facebook or nicely presented renewable-energy baloney websites, as in there is no limit to the load of rubbish they put out manipulating people, its just destructive and evil, what's wrong with the truth! Oh I think I know whats wrong with the truth, you can't use it to rob people blind of their money for basic essentials like electricity.
Are you saying that one in four Australian households, including those of ultra-conservative greeny-haters like Cory Bernardi and Greg Sheridan who installed 5 kW solar systems on their houses have been drinking the PV Kool-Aid? Dude - it's an option. An energy option, and people are exercising their freedom to harness that option. The market has allowed them to become an option and people are loving it. Just because you haven't exercised that option doesn't make you the enlightened one.
If you watch interviews of the biggest pushers of renewables industry on TV or youtube you can quite literally see the sparkle of dollar signs in their eyes, they are very slick (as all shysters are), they know they are being allowed to rob people blind, and its just sad and evil to see people in Australia now turning off their refrigerators before they go to bed like shown here https://youtu.be/a-OSNLqQ0qU
SA is at the fringe of the NEM and it relies heavily on gas since the Leigh Creek coal mine (SA's only coal source for the only coal generator) ran out of coal. Should we start bringing Victorian coal into SA by rail? Bet that won't be cheap.
...Beasties usual copy-paste...
And the icing on the cake is that these power stations are going to be operating at peak when its really needed which is the exact opposite of Solar when you look at the MWh pricing charts. As far as Australian usage charts show, solar only gives power when its not wanted.
https://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/Nat ... -dashboard
Going over $140MWh during 8am one hour long and 7pm one hour long high demand times, when just a few years ago the average power was as low as $30 a MWh, and when we continue to kill coal its only going to get more expensive, its simple supply and demand.
None of this is controversial or up for debate - the 'duck curve' is real and distribution networks have to manage it. It's the reason we've not needed to build another coal fired generator in the last decade. Again, I cannot see why you keep repeating this stuff because it's not news.
With solar tariffs where folks put panels on their roof and force others to buy their energy even if its not wanted then its no different then for me to say "well I got a lemon tree in my back yard so I am going to force you to buy my lemons because well thats the rules now." Your naturally going to say to me I don't want your friggin lemons..
But this is the weird things we have done now.
Which is why I believe the energy market is easily the most skewed, contorted, rigged and backwards-thinking system we've ever created despite nobody asking for it. The highly lucrative feed-in tariffs were being paid for by those of us who couldn't afford panels, but without that initiative, we would be as far behind the 8-ball as we are with electric cars and fiber optic internet. We had state-run generators and state-run networks with state-run retail portals that managed quite well, but privatisation has lead to a lack of investment in the infrastructure needed to run a modern grid. Don't blame renewable energy for this mess - blame greedy state governments who sold their golden geese!
Add to this the (painfully slow) realisation that burning coal releases copious amounts of CO2 and we know this is resulting in a warming of the planet's atmosphere and oceans, and we have to ask, what do we replace our generators with? Right now, the best option is renewables - and that's not a greeny-hippie thing to say, that's what the Australian Energy Council, the International Energy Association and many other fiscally-savvy groups are saying. It is the fastest, lowest-cost way of adding generating capacity to the network. How that generating potential is managed, especially outside of peak load times is a technical matter which is being worked out by the networks as we speak, but on a dollars per MW installed measure, wind and PV are smashing it.
And for the record, I have no ideological opposition to nuclear either, so don't try that one. I can't see any government of any colour showing the skillful competence to articulate to the nation that it's worth the cost. Hell we can't even get the government to commit to a no-brainer like pumped hydro in the Snowy!