German solar power plant sets record. Equal to 22 nuclear power plants.

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    SRD

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    What happens at night?

    Never mind, definitely agree that we should shut down every coal, gas and nuclear plant and replace with solar and wind. We should also credit this amazing idea solely with Obama.

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    What I want to know is, How big of a tract of land they covered with solar panels to accomplish this? A lot of info missing that might cause this to become just an impractical if interesting accomplishment!
     
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    Did i say any of that? But it also doesnt mean you should ignore technology seriously.

    This article is better. Im not sure how many panels this plant is. But all of germany has something like 1 million panels and that created 189 gigawatts in that hour.

    In-Depth: Germany's 22 GW Solar Energy Record - CleanTechnica
     
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    I believe they can store any extra power it creates. I dont know if this could replace most power plants but to assist on our current grid might be feasible. especially in all the desert landscape we have.
     
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    What happens in winter when it snows and its socked in with fog? :rolleyes:
     
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    Funny how you guys put technology down that isnt coal or oil etc. Yes solar wind etc has issues but it has gotten much much better and continues. many countries have switched. other than the cost effective part it is showing to be promising. in germany it added 2 cents to the kilowatt hour for this plant.
     
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    We have windmills in Oregon along the Columbia Gorge to assist. They clutter the tops of all the hills and are ugly.
     
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    You guys are asking way too many questions. Who cares about the technological specifics?

    As Obama wants, lets go completely renewable (wind, solar and hydro). It was his idea, he won, so lets just do it. The sooner the better.


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