[ExI] cure for global warming

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sun Dec 26 22:49:28 UTC 2010

On Dec 26, 2010, at 1:35 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 10:43:38AM -0700, Keith Henson wrote:
>>> Fortunately we have better ways of resolving the energy crisis or looming crisis in the meantime.
>> Oh?  Please explain.  I spent 3 years on reducing the cost of power
>> satellites and have worked the last year on StratoSolar.  The
>> fundamental problem with solar energy is that it is dilute and
>> intermittent.  Wind has the same problem.  Both require huge capital
> I don't think it's at all dilute. Solar flux upon outer residential
> building skin is enough to power it. In fact, Si PV rather likes
> it cooler, so you need backventilation to make it approach optimum. 
> Many human activities are following diurnal cycles, and cheap nocturnal 
> power is an artefact of large plant thermal inertia and dynamic market 
> pricing. You can assume nocturnal demand will collapse if price
> was to double or triple.

True, when we have cheap efficient enough thin film solar.  However,  we have no reason to expect this to occur within this next crucial decade.  So on to the next solution for now.


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