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fj12ryder

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Posted: 06/28/21 10:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The extent of the drought in the west may interfere with California's desire for "independence from carbon based electricity sources" since that will likely curtail their use of hydroelectric production. Sometimes reality puts the kibosh on all those lofty plans.


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fj12ryder wrote:

The extent of the drought in the west may interfere with California's desire for "independence from carbon based electricity sources" since that will likely curtail their use of hydroelectric production. Sometimes reality puts the kibosh on all those lofty plans.


Or, they may benefit from their solar generators and panels.

It has already overtaken their hydro sources.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

The extent of the drought in the west may interfere with California's desire for "independence from carbon based electricity sources" since that will likely curtail their use of hydroelectric production. Sometimes reality puts the kibosh on all those lofty plans.


Or, they may benefit from their solar generators and panels.

It has already overtaken their hydro sources.


A lot depends on the price of solar panels and the cost of storage to match supply and demand. I don't know what the trend for storage is but the cost of solar panels has been going up so far this year.

Bloomberg cost of panels up 18%

Calfornia really needs to rethink shutting down their last nuclear plant, at least until they get replacement infrastructure in place and see where this drought is taking them.

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But there is some incoming data that considers huge numbers of solar panels themselves may cause issues with local heat retention. This being due to the lower albedo of the solar panels compared to the land without the panels. Square miles of solar panels may not be as "green" as it would outwardly appear.

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But there is some incoming data that considers huge numbers of solar panels themselves may cause issues with local heat retention. This being due to the lower albedo of the solar panels compared to the land without the panels. Square miles of solar panels may not be as "green" as it would outwardly appear.


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yawn, Tesla is so last year [emoticon]
Bob Tasca III posted a quarter-mile time of 8.128 seconds at 171.97 mph.


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yawn, Tesla is so last year [emoticon]
Bob Tasca III posted a quarter-mile time of 8.128 seconds at 171.97 mph.


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Where can you buy this? And whats the price? [emoticon]

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fj12ryder wrote:

But there is some incoming data that considers huge numbers of solar panels themselves may cause issues with local heat retention. This being due to the lower albedo of the solar panels compared to the land without the panels. Square miles of solar panels may not be as "green" as it would outwardly appear.



Not nearly the effect of the square miles of black topped cities.

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True, but that's added to that black top street, not instead of. And we are talking square miles of black too. And a lot of that black top will fade, but those solar cells stay black. And it's in areas of formerly high albedo. Maybe the law of unintended consequences?

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free radical wrote:

philh wrote:

yawn, Tesla is so last year [emoticon]
Bob Tasca III posted a quarter-mile time of 8.128 seconds at 171.97 mph.


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Where can you buy this? And whats the price? [emoticon]


The Tesla is street legal, handles well, and is fast with 5 people inside an air conditioned cabin. That Mustang is useless for anything other than turning money into smoke.

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