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Posted by Just Wondering on September 28, 2021, 1:13 am
 
On 9/27/2021 4:11 PM, Jim Wilkins wrote:

Storage batteries = NOT "totally solar".  Storage batteries =
chemical energy -> electrical energy.  They don't postpone
the use of solar energy, they use electrical energy which can
be from any source to make a chemical reaction.  When you use
a battery, another chemical reaction that results in the release
of electrical energy.  None of those processes involve solar
energy.

Posted by Dechucka on September 28, 2021, 3:02 am
 
On 28/09/2021 11:13 am, Just Wondering wrote:

Except for the charging part in my case


Posted by Just Wondering on September 28, 2021, 7:02 am
 On 9/27/2021 9:02 PM, Dechucka wrote:

It sounds like you use electricity from photovoltaic cells during
the day to charge your batteries.  You then use electricity from
discharging your batteries when solar energy is not available.
That latter use is chemical energy, not solar energy.

Read my other posts on this subject. If you want to play the game
of "my batteries are stored solar power", then every bloody energy
source on the planet, from horse-drawn carts to burning wood or
ethanol or coal to wind and hydro power to nuclear power is also
stored solar power.


Posted by Jim Wilkins on September 28, 2021, 1:36 pm
 
It sounds like you use electricity from photovoltaic cells during
the day to charge your batteries.  You then use electricity from
discharging your batteries when solar energy is not available.
That latter use is chemical energy, not solar energy.

Read my other posts on this subject. If you want to play the game
of "my batteries are stored solar power", then every bloody energy
source on the planet, from horse-drawn carts to burning wood or
ethanol or coal to wind and hydro power to nuclear power is also
stored solar power.

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Your attempted redefinition of "total solar" would render the term useless.  
You are entitled to your opinion, and we to ours.


Posted by Just Wondering on September 28, 2021, 8:48 pm
 On 9/28/2021 7:36 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote:

Right back at you.  Your own definition of solar power makes
the whole conversation useless.  Accepting your definition from
another post, if a "secondary conversion" of solar energy as a
primary source is still solar energy, then there is NO energy
source on the planet that is not solar energy.

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