[ExI] Efficiency of wind power.
eugen at leitl.org
Sat Apr 9 15:45:52 UTC 2011
On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 09:11:24PM -0700, spike wrote:
> There are some places where wind power definitely does pay and does make
> sense. These are often not near population centers, so the cost of
> transporting the power is too great, such as out in Wyoming for instance.
There is another transportation problem of sorts: producing more power
than the grid can be absorbed. At the moment the operators shut down
the turbines, but it would make more sense to dump the surplus into
> What I envision is that they will be used to do stuff like electroplating
> metals out of solution which takes a buttload of energy, or in making
> synthetic octane from coal. I haven't done the numbers on these processes,
If you don't need the energy from coal you do not need the coal
as carbon source, either. Also: peak coal.
> so I don't know if it out-pencils.
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