Renewables and Energy Technology

Wind turbines, solar panels, home battery storage - if it's discussion about renewable energy you're after, you'll find it here.

Wind turbines, solar panels, home battery storage - if it's discussion about renewable energy you're after, you'll find it here.

Solar Build

Superconductor

Build cost
Solar farm is at least half cost of coal plant.

Running costs
Solar 5c Coal 25c / kWh

Upkeep
Each 25 years replace solar panels.
At that time cost should be half.

Batteries
Grid controller can assess when and where
they are needed.
Likely to be little need 6 am to 6 pm.
VPPs with batteries in homes can help.

Next gen solid state battery will be
twice density, so half cost.
Due 2025-2030

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Re: Solar Build

Superconductor

Grid Controller should use a supercomputer.

 

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Re: Solar Build

Superconductor

Assessing grid with a supercomputer will give
energy savings so reduce battery need.

 

Good place for batteries is near solar farms
connected by a separate power line.

This will allow maximum use of high power
transmission line from solar farms to city.

 

Solar energy to city 7 am to 6 pm, excess energy to
batteries. After 6 pm energy from batteries and coal.