• @RagingRobot
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    -54 months ago

    Batteries are a thing. Even large ones for houses or businesses.

    Add that to your arsenal!

    • @5BC2E7
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      4 months ago

      Then perhaps they should start with batteries if the problem is loss of power

      edit: i guess people care more about increasing the use of solar power than the lives that could be saved with additional batteries in more hospitals with the same investment.

    • @interceder270
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      24 months ago

      Are batteries good enough to meet the needs of entire populations?

      • @[email protected]
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        -44 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.

        • @interceder270
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          24 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.

          • @[email protected]
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            4 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?

            • @interceder270
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              14 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.

              • @[email protected]
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                -14 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?