All electric vehicles...will not work.

lotr10

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You can't replace carbon sourced with alternative energy sources to power all these electric vehicles. At least not for another 50 years, if ever:


We have serious power grid issues that have been festering for a long time and they desperately need to be addressed. But flatly declaring that “carbon is bad” and you can only use wind and solar from now on isn’t going to solve our problems. That approach is only going to lead to more rolling blackouts and unpredictable spikes in energy costs. The people who work in the industry have seen this coming for ages, but too many elected officials refused to listen. As a result, now we’re going to be scrambling to keep the lights on for quite a while and higher energy bills will become part of “the new normal.”
 

D4fan

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Talked to a company spokesman yesterday who is building a new solar development in western Ohio and is looking for land to lease. Was surprised to learn these solar pannels and solar farms are only expected to last between 30 -40 years. After that they will remove the pannels, sweep up their mess and return the land to the original owner.

How much subsidy is the Government providing to develop these solar farms?
 

19AL63

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Talked to a company spokesman yesterday who is building a new solar development in western Ohio and is looking for land to lease. Was surprised to learn these solar pannels and solar farms are only expected to last between 30 -40 years. After that they will remove the pannels, sweep up their mess and return the land to the original owner.

How much subsidy is the Government providing to develop these solar farms?
Is that when we go back to coal-powered electric plants?
 

Hammerdrill

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Talked to a company spokesman yesterday who is building a new solar development in western Ohio and is looking for land to lease. Was surprised to learn these solar pannels and solar farms are only expected to last between 30 -40 years. After that they will remove the pannels, sweep up their mess and return the land to the original owner.

How much subsidy is the Government providing to develop these solar farms?
I don't think those panels are expected to last that long.
 

D4fan

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I don't think those panels are expected to last that long.
The most recent life expectancy of a panel is 40-50 years (renewableenergy.co.uk) . They are offering a 40 year lease with a measly 2% annual increase, not gonna keep up with Bidens 6-8% inflation.
 

D4fan

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That's great,but if you are going to remove 24kw worth of heat in 5 minutes that is going to require some significant energy to accomplish such removal. Heat pumps have EER ratios of 3:1 or similar. So for every 1 kw of energy used to compress the coolant and then expel the heat through a condenser you would require about 8 kw worth of energy to cool the high speed charging line. At 15 cents per kw you add another $1.20 to the cost to " gas up" so quickly.
 

D4fan

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That's great,but if you are going to remove 24kw worth of heat in 5 minutes that is going to require some significant energy to accomplish such removal. Heat pumps have EER ratios of 3:1 or similar. So for every 1 kw of energy used to compress the coolant and then expel the heat through a condenser you would remove about 3 kw worth of heat. This would require about 8 kw worth of energy to cool the high speed charging line during a 5 minute recharge at 2,500 amps. At 15 cents per kw you add another $1.20 to the cost to " gas up" so quickly
 
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