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  • ClimatePonziLie reply The power to charge your car, would come from the coal power plant. The 34 kWh to travel 100 miles which is a sales pitch. What is 34,000 Watts a Microwave is 1400, Watts 34/ 1.4 = 23 Microwave oven running in your home and the neighbors home, think of it every home across the city. The result is there will be a boom in power plant construction. Lets not forget the transmission system that would have to be increase five fold to handle all the additional capacity. Don't let the power go out you won't be able to charge your car either now the storm has you trapped. When everyone starts using power to charge their cars. The electrical system will collapse fast and the cost of rebuilding will ( Drive , LOL) your power cost through the roof.
  • ClimatePonziLie reply Wind or Solar power plant are part of a Ponzi Scheme, they need to rely on conventional coal power to make up the power supply when they don't. This fact that solar and wind are really a redundancy of the reliably of coal as our primary energy source. With either wind or solar your can't schedule a time that they will be running at peak efficiency or sitting idle. These Wind and Solar farms drive up the cost of the conventional power because the coal plant only collects the full cost of it's construction money when the other sources fail, making the initial capital cost of the coal fired plant take longer to be realized, as the coal plant built for the entire load. The cost of the redundant solar and wind should therefore pay a penalty for their lack of security to provide power as part of their cost.
  • [ – ] ClimatePonziLie reply Areal Density of solar energy measured in Watts/ SQ meter. Would that be on a roof that can adjust to the right azimuth angle every day of the year and tracks the sun all day long. Some sites give the amounts between 150 to 200 Watts / SQ meter. To power a 1500W Microwave oven in peak sunlight would require 10 SQ meters. There is talk of power storage with batteries are not 100% efficient and they need to be kept heated, vented and Replaced and disposed of safely. If you want to go Solar you will need to store a minimum of 2/3 of the energy produced in the day to power the night. Every time a power source needs to rely on the coal power then it is increasing the cost of the coal power as it is increasing the total cost of the electrical system for everyone. The best current solar power could do is reduce current peak power demand, too bad that doesn't occur in the middle of the day when the sun is at it's highest.
    • RhetoricalEntertainment parent reply Every engineer I've talked to about this issue in depth has told me exactly this. They have also said that the only way to have reliable green energy is to use nuclear plants. I don't know for sure if that's actually true, but then, I don't have a Ph D.
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