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Posted by krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz on April 7, 2011, 1:30 am


There is still a peter being robbed at the government's insistence, dope.

Posted by Vaughn on April 7, 2011, 1:46 am

Well, we've degenerated to name-calling.  I don't expect we'll see much more
useful discussion from this thread.


Posted by krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz on April 7, 2011, 3:20 am

I can't help it if you don't like facts.   harry *is* a dope.

Posted by Kurt Ullman on April 7, 2011, 11:56 am

  After you have some experience with the group, Grasshopper, you will
discern  that calling Harry a dope is a statement of fact and not
name-calling. In fact, dope is letting him off easy.

"Even I realized that money was to politicians what the ecalyptus tree is to
koala bears: food, water, shelter and something to crap on."
 ---PJ O'Rourke

Posted by trader4@optonline.net on April 4, 2011, 12:57 pm
It can equally well come and go provided the distribution system that
is there can handle it. It seems to me that if you have a distribution
 system that is already at  100% of it's capacity, then strange as it
 sound, adding more  generating capacity and putting it onto that part
 of the system could exceed it's capacity.  Now it would seem unlikely
that taken together all the solar panels in that particular problem
distribution system could be generating a net addition to the system
during peak demand.  In other words, if it's 100F at 3PM, what would
happen?   Would everyone with solar have their AC on and be either
taking power from the grid or at least not giving it back?   Or
of being paid 80C a kwh to generate electricity, will people be
in large systems and leaving their AC off?  If the latter, then it
seem to me that taken together enough solar panel systems could
 put more power into the distribution system than it could handle.
Certainly given the small penetration of solar, you would not think
a few more would really matter, but at some point, they do start
to add up.

It's also possible that just like with national electric codes there
some codes or rules that apply to electric utilities that say in
essence you can't ever allow more than X generating capacity
to be connected to a grid with certain characteristics, regardless
of where it comes from.  Could have been put in place before
anyone thought of small solar generators....

 Now is that the real reason behind what's going on?   Don't know,
but it's certainly theoretically possible.

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