Again and again

we see the optimistic statement:
“making renewable energies more competitive than ever.”
It is true, BUT
Again and again it is neglected that energy must be produced at the same time as it is used.

But Batteries

Often we see that “Batteries will soon be cheaper”.
However: Usually it is “forgotten” that the European grid handless an enormous amount of power.
Even using the most optimistic estimate, it will be impossible to pay even a fraction of what will be needed to keep the power on at a few hours Dunkelflaute (dark windless)

But connect Europe

Sometimes we are told that a strong net should connect the European continent.
Also here I am sorry to give some unpleasant facts.
Data for European wind power the first half of 2017:
– Offshore wind capacity 14.0 GW
– Onshore wind capacity 145.5 GW
– Maximum yield from wind 75 GW February 22:
It is easy to calculate the capacity factor for the “Record Day” February 22nd.
– 47%, just not impressive.
Of course, you cannot keep the heat on using electricity that was produced last month.
On the “Minimum Days” the European yield was 20 GW
– Giving a capacity factor of 12.5%
As a consequence you will need an enormous number of redundant wind turbines and a hell of a lot of cables to connect the continent.

Considering the above,

I dare to say that “The Renewables” behave like parasites sucking the economy from “The Traditionals”,
Let us face the facts.
Without nuclear we will never get a reliable supply without pollution.


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