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Half of Germany's Electricity in June Provided by Solar


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#1 Delhommey

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

 

"German solar demonstrated just what it is capable of in the first two weeks of June," said Tobias Rothacher, expert for renewable energies at Germany Trade & Invest, the country's economic development agency.

Analysis from the Fraunhofer ISE research institute showed solar panels in Germany generated a record 24.24 GW of electricity between 1pm and 2pm on Friday, June 6th.

And on Monday June 9th, which was a national holiday, solar power production peaked at 23.1 GW, which equalled 50.6 percent of total electricity demand - setting another milestone.

 

http://www.thelocal....ith-solar-power

 

This is what happens when your government isn't bought and paid for by oil money.

 

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:26 PM

24.24 gigawatts????  Great Scott!!!



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

Is it oil or energy companies?

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:22 PM

I think that's fantastic. I keep hearing that solar is to the point now that it's worth the investment in the equipment. Maybe we'll get there.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:25 PM

I know my parents had them on their house in Florida when I was a kid. Not sure if he gathered enough power to run his Xmas lights though

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:41 PM

Most be nice to live in a country that wasn't bought and paid for 40 years ago.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:16 PM

The title of the post is misleading. Germany met half of their demand during the peak solar production. One of the two peaks mentions that the peak was over a period of one hour of the day, the other doesn't specify how long the peak lasted.

Also no one doubts that solar can be used to generate large amounts of electricity, the problem with solar is the same as with wind. Since it isnt consistant in power generation You have to keep reserve generation online for when it cant keep up with demand (ie night time/cloudy days) this makes it dificult, because it doesnt eliminate the need for the plants it supposedly replaces.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:43 PM

lol delhommey doesn't care about poo like that



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:49 PM

What's the carbon footprint of producing those panels?

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:15 AM

The title of the post is misleading. Germany met half of their demand during the peak solar production. One of the two peaks mentions that the peak was over a period of one hour of the day, the other doesn't specify how long the peak lasted.
Also no one doubts that solar can be used to generate large amounts of electricity, the problem with solar is the same as with wind. Since it isnt consistant in power generation You have to keep reserve generation online for when it cant keep up with demand (ie night time/cloudy days) this makes it dificult, because it doesnt eliminate the need for the plants it supposedly replaces.


What is the point of this post other than to move the goalpost back another 10 yards?


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