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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Solar doesn't work in the absence of government subsidies.
originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Yeh I remember my thread on Scotland and throwing away 15 million on wind farms , well the energy commissioner sent me a PDF on Scotlands energy plans , and they have built a brand new state of the art battery storage facility to increase the storage capacity of the Scottish national grid , so we can store our energy for longer and sell off excess to other countries .
I still have the PDF if you are interested
originally posted by: TexasTruth
Why Texas? I say right over Manhattan would be ideal, let those hippies enjoy the fallout. And what a way to clump together our energy grid. A water ballon launcher filled with paint balloons could shut down entire states, or a jackass with cleates takes a jog on top.
Why not in LE orbit? Is that space elevator going yet? Let’s start there.
I don't know for sure but I think one problem with solar that needs worked on is not being able to hold its charge for long transport lines.
Not sure what it takes to convert DC to AC but maybe there is some loss.
Maybe loss of efficiency won’t be such a big deal considering it’s all “free” in a sense to begin with.