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

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  1. SRD

    SRD XDTalk 5K Member

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    I have to say im sure its expensive and power will go up and down. But i think this shows solar is nearing being possible to replace plants. Really is a incredible feet. 22 gigawatts.

    Germany sets new solar power record, institute says | Reuters
     
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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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    so we should never advance technology that could replace other sources of energy someday? not sure what your point is. if it gets cost effective we have lots of desert land that isnt seen or used that could produce lots of energy. I am not anti nuclear or coal but i do believe looking for alternatives that may be better for the future when it becomes feasable.
     
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    hey, great news, i just hope it isn't some bias report and telling us that that peak was made a like 1pm or HIGH NOON and then bled down to 100 watts at 7pm and then started drawing -100 watts after sundown?

    but if they can 'store' AC power somewhere/somehow to get them through the night, more...wait for it...wait for it, power to them!

    i like solar, it might be a legit augmentation or assist to the mean ole oil/coal sys.
     
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    You green energy people kill me. What do you think the cost of these wind mills is. You have to have a very huge amount of them make a difference.
    The best thing we have here in Oregon is Hydro power with our dams. Don't need no stinking windmills
     
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    Act like a cry baby a lot?
     
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    ^^^ My thoughts exactly ^^^
     

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