posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 02:05 PM
First of all there are many smart power engineers out there working on ways to more efficiently generate and distribute power, I think just shouting
"why don’t we just build more wind farms" etc is a bit ignorant uh? Wind farms generate power when it is windy, so when it is not the lights go
out and when there is too much wind they have to be limited so that they don’t melt the grid. Same goes for wave generators etc. The solution
would be to build a mass power storage system, do this and you will become a very rich person.
The main problem here is that there are no obvious new ways to produce GWatts of power all of the time, and the cost of building high voltage
transmission lines out to loads of remote places to tap on natural resources is very expensive.
Having said this, don't get me wrong, people coming up with new ideas and discussing them is a very good thing, keep the ideas coming!