"The UK has surpassed its solar power record, generating 8.7 GW on
Friday afternoon from photovoltaic (PV) installations"
"Grid operator National Grid said PV generated 24.3 per cent of demand
at 1 pm, beating the previous record of 8.48 GW and for the first time
providing more power than the nation's eight nuclear plants"
Now if they could just arrange for the sun to shine at night...
(='.'=) "Between two evils, I always pick
Oh it can. Fortunately now we have a lot of CCGT, we used to rely on
coal for load following. Still, there is the capital cost of the un-used
plant to consider, and the largely imported gas. Unless we start
fracking of course.
As usual Our Dave completely misses the point.
The cost of a power stain is the same whether its run flat out, or one
hour a day.
The only savings you make for one hour a day is a teeny bit of fuel, and
you lose that in heating it all up again after its been shut down.
Which is why renewable energy produces no carbon savings whatsoever
overall, and electricity is just getting more expensive.
Renewable energy: Expensive solutions that don't work to a problem that
doesn't exist instituted by self legalising protection rackets that
On Wed, 31 May 2017 15:28:05 +0100, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
But it won't happen until we have "sensible temperature" super
That'll be a game changer, no losses, so you could move as much
energy as you can shove in all over the globe on a mesh made of
things the size of todays single fibre optic strand.
On Wednesday, 31 May 2017 15:57:51 UTC+1, Dave Liquorice wrote:
won;t be that much of a gane changer as they only estimate that the losses due to reistance is about 20%.
where it would be an advantage is in computers that won't need to be cooled.
This would also depend on what the substance is we eventually find it could be rare like gold or other rarer elements that'll just cost to much to manufacture and put into use.
Did you see the program on super elements last week. ?
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