Skip to comments.Hillary and Julia’s Big Solar Adventure
Posted on 11/10/2010 6:09:06 AM PST by TonyfromOz
While in Australia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got together with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and made a wonderful announcement about how they would be striving to get Solar Power plants to a level where they can compete with current conventional Power Plants. To make these Solar Photovoltaic plants competitive, all they need to do is pass legislation to make the Sun shine directly over these plants for the full 24 hours of every day.
It would really work is they can get the sun to shine where it never shines.
They should relax on the idea of building solar power plants until solar R&D increases the efficiency of solar cells. Practically every year many more improvements are coming out making this more feasible, and the rate at which they are coming out just doesnt make sense to build one just yet. In any case there are many alternative sources of renewable energy, mainly geothermal which seems pretty exciting. I have read about Mag Lev turbines aswell which seemed promising at first glance.
And when early rain storms arrive the dust turns to mud which is baked on hard in the next day sun.
you know what they say....location, location, location
The idea is to be in complete control of power generated anywhere by any means. This is just the icing on a crap cake to be fed to the Green sub-morons in dreadlocks and their unicycle-riding nannies in the MSM.
Have you ever seen a solar farm? Covering thousands of acres with solar panels would be great—let’s start with Washington, DC.
Storage (batteries) and transmission are the techincial issues that must be resolved to make solar, wind and geothermal even close to competitive. Nuclear is not feasible without massive federal subisdy either. Considering the fact that we are broke, maybe it’s time to drill for oil. And use natural gas. DUH.
I had been really impressed and enthusiastic about the Spanish construction of huge solar energy plants. The initial press releases were all about the unlimited future of virtually free engergy. WOW!
Unfortunately, the free lunch went sour. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-18/spanish-solar-projects-on-brink-of-bankruptcy-as-subsidy-policies-founder.html