• HikingVet
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    7 months ago

    Well, Australia built a 300 MW battery facility, so depends on how many people you are supplying and how big the storage is.

    And you can get home battery systems that can provide upwards of 2 days worth of electricity.

    The problem isn’t whether it can be done. At this point it’s just a logistics problem.

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      7 months ago

      How expensive was that facility?

      How much are the battery systems?

      It’s not just a ‘logistics’ problem. That’s the saleman talking point that you’re buying into.

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        7 months ago

        You asked if they could meet the needs of a population. I pointed to real world examples of them doing this.

        Every system has costs, and renewables with battery systems gets cheaper to operate over time. Unlike fuel, as that would be the other type of power generation.

        Also not buying into a ‘salesman’s talking point’, as I’m talking about the capabilities of technologies.

        Something you might not be aware of, but is taught to people who fix things. There are 2 kinds of expensive when it comes to systems, expensive to develop and install, and then there’s the expensive to maintain. Fuel falls into the second category.

        What’s the long term cost of sucking back exhaust?

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          7 months ago

          If the costs of energy storage and generation are prohibitive with solar, then people will be forced to use additional methods in order to meet their needs.

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            7 months ago

            You sound like someone who hasn’t actually talked to people about how the systems work.

            What’s the cost of continuous operation of fuel based systems over the lifespan of the system?