Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

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Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

Postby paperburn1 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:24 pm

You Right for some of the wrong reasons. Strangely enough ,One of the biggest dangers of solar is the buyback program. To force the company to buyback a product it sells retail at a retail price is just ludicrous. It will hamper development of the energy storage field related to solar. For solar to grow and become integrated into the national grid the electric company must be able to buy it at wholesale prices and to buy it at wholesale prices when they need it. If solar people want to become a mini power company , they need to be able to handle all parts of the business and that includes not just generation of energy but generation of energy that is delivered when demanded. As you clearly pointed out Max generation occurs when least needed by the power company. This is why the development of the battery walls and other methods of storage has to take precedence. Otherwise solar will become another footnote and never developed a mainstream following it deserves.
I feel the main problem net power generation companies have is granularity. Generation facilities have a sweet spot where they receive maximum lifetime of the equipment and maximum output of electricity from the equipment and they do not wish to stray far from that output point. When you make generating systems that have a two to one or 3 to 1 granularity is an they are more costly to operate and built. Ramping up and down these power plants is something that they wish to avoid. So for solar to be accepted they have to fill the humps in the typical camelback production use levels in a day requirements. In this Elon musk had it right, everybody must have a Tesla wall battery or a electric car that is tapped into the grid for solar to take over a large percentage of power generation.A smart grid is a step in the right direction because it will clearly be needed to help integrate all these micro solar plants and other sources of microgeneration like small river dams and geothermal
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Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

Postby TDPerk » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:58 pm

paperburn1 wrote:You Right for ... dams and geothermal


But utilities operating as a monopoly should be forced to buy power from whatever source at their cost from their inhouse suppliers, less the cost of distributing it the average distance it is being distributed.

Anything else is cronies being allowed to compete against the public at the public's expense.
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Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

Postby paperburn1 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:41 pm

that is what I was getting at, wholesale local most of these agreement required payback at retail.
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