I am putting some wings in the smoker momentarily will be trying my hand at smo-fried wings (smoked, then fried to crisp skin) with some honey chipotle wing sauce I have concocted this morning. The sauce is more chipotle than honey.
What is the point of this post other than to move the goalpost back another 10 yards?
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My point was exactly as stated that the title was misleading. Germany likely produced more along the lines of 10% of its electricity in June with solar power not half. They produced half their electricity with solar for about an hour on one of the days in june. Im not moving any goalpost. It is an impressive feat, but grossly misstating it doesnt help anything. It only makes unrealistic expectations. At the moment solar power is a great way to add capacity for peak usage hours. which happen to be during daylight hours. Until energy storage solutions take some big strides it is not a replacement for electric genearation that can generate consistant power output 24 hours a day.
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.