Posted by spaco on April 29, 2008, 2:29 pm
This is not a big problem. Just store the excess in pumped hydro.
Same for wind. There's a 1.3 GW pumped hydro system running in the UK
now and they have a couple more smaller ones.
Posted by Mauried on April 29, 2008, 11:31 pm
So for every new Base Load Solar Power Station thats needed you also
have to build a new Hydro Dam to store the power at night.
I wonder what the cost in $ per KW will be after you factor in the
cost of the Power Station plus the cost of its storage facility.
Posted by Solar Flare on April 29, 2008, 11:47 pm
Im still waiting to see a Base Load Solar Voltaic Plant in commercial
operation thats making panels at night.
Posted by Solar Flare on April 29, 2008, 11:46 pm
We don't have enough solar panels to manufacture that many batteries ans
service our landfill sites full of them when they are changed every three
Posted by Bill on May 1, 2008, 7:51 am
Read about this battery. Lionev Went to their site and these
"optomistic" guys mentioned you bury the battery underground and
remove the electric meter and wires to your house. Anyways they
claim, lifetime storage length. Also there is new tech coming out
like eestor and Zenn EV. Capacitor based ev storage with 99%
efficiency. It would be foolish to dispose batteries of this size in
a landfill since the metal in them is so valuable. Furthermore they
are large size, thus even more recyclable.
As for $ per KW. If you do the math it is getting very close. $ a
watt at solarbuzz. PV panels have warranties as long as 25 years.
They should last 50 as I have yet to here about one made in the 1970s
failing. You may go to solarbuzz and see the price rising. Remember
this is in $. Bush created a deficit by paying everything by cutting
taxes. The dollar and the euro are losing value due to corruption.
As for drilling in ANWR I am for it.
US Public gets $00 a barrel.
The Federal Government gets $0 a barrel.
State of Alaska $ a barrel.
Oil Companies $0 a barrel.
The oil there belongs to the american people not the oil companies.