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29 May 2012, 9:03 am

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/2 ... CY20120528

Germany managed to produce 35% of peak electricity demand from solar power on Friday and 50% of peak demand on Saturday.

You guys still think it so outrageous to abandon fossil fuels?

There is a sexy widget on this website that shows you the figures:

http://www.sma.de/en/company/pv-electri ... rmany.html



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29 May 2012, 9:08 am

It's really nice that they're so efficient. There's something outrageous, though. I've seen some of their solar panel fields right in the middle of an agricultural region, and they're not exactly an asset to the landscape. Which, as a tourist, is rather disappointing. I support the green energy thing, though. The sooner we harness it properly, the better. Our economy won't be based on obsolete fuel, and we'll be able to stick it to Saudi Arabia's increasingly absurd demands.



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29 May 2012, 9:45 am

It's not like giant cooling towers are an asset to the landscape, but we put up with those. :wink:



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29 May 2012, 9:47 am

Certainly - those are just as hideous.



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29 May 2012, 4:55 pm

I actually find renewable energy plants to be rather neat looking. There's a windfarm that I drive passed when I go home from university and it's very cool looking.



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29 May 2012, 5:47 pm

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I actually find renewable energy plants to be rather neat looking. There's a windfarm that I drive passed when I go home from university and it's very cool looking.


How it looks is irrelevant. How much reliable baseline power it produces is the essential question.

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29 May 2012, 6:44 pm

DC wrote:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/climate-germany-solar-idINDEE84R0CY20120528

Germany managed to produce 35% of peak electricity demand from solar power on Friday and 50% of peak demand on Saturday.

You guys still think it so outrageous to abandon fossil fuels?

There is a sexy widget on this website that shows you the figures:

http://www.sma.de/en/company/pv-electri ... rmany.html


When they can make a full size (or even mid size) electric SUV or pickup, or something along the lines of an electric Mustang GT that can perform the same as their fuel combustion counterparts then we'll talk.



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29 May 2012, 6:48 pm

Raptor wrote:
DC wrote:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/climate-germany-solar-idINDEE84R0CY20120528

Germany managed to produce 35% of peak electricity demand from solar power on Friday and 50% of peak demand on Saturday.

You guys still think it so outrageous to abandon fossil fuels?

There is a sexy widget on this website that shows you the figures:

http://www.sma.de/en/company/pv-electri ... rmany.html


When they can make a full size (or even mid size) electric SUV or pickup, or something along the lines of an electric Mustang GT that can perform the same as their fuel combustion counterparts then we'll talk.


It may come as a surprise, but there is more to life than penis overcompensat- I mean, big automobiles that make cool noises 'n s**t


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29 May 2012, 6:57 pm

electric engines have a theoretical better performance since they deliver full torgue at all times and can come in huge sizes
now all we need a proper battery or fuel cell capable of running the damn thing for more than a few hundred miles, or make it road refillable ro rechargeable, liked theidea of a small ethanol turbine to power the engines directly.


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29 May 2012, 7:16 pm

Vigilans wrote:
Raptor wrote:
DC wrote:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/climate-germany-solar-idINDEE84R0CY20120528

Germany managed to produce 35% of peak electricity demand from solar power on Friday and 50% of peak demand on Saturday.

You guys still think it so outrageous to abandon fossil fuels?

There is a sexy widget on this website that shows you the figures:

http://www.sma.de/en/company/pv-electri ... rmany.html


When they can make a full size (or even mid size) electric SUV or pickup, or something along the lines of an electric Mustang GT that can perform the same as their fuel combustion counterparts then we'll talk.


It may come as a surprise, but there is more to life than penis overcompensat- I mean, big automobiles that make cool noises 'n sh**


Then I guess there's room in your mouth for my SUV, too.......



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29 May 2012, 7:20 pm

Raptor wrote:
Vigilans wrote:
Raptor wrote:
DC wrote:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/climate-germany-solar-idINDEE84R0CY20120528

Germany managed to produce 35% of peak electricity demand from solar power on Friday and 50% of peak demand on Saturday.

You guys still think it so outrageous to abandon fossil fuels?

There is a sexy widget on this website that shows you the figures:

http://www.sma.de/en/company/pv-electri ... rmany.html


When they can make a full size (or even mid size) electric SUV or pickup, or something along the lines of an electric Mustang GT that can perform the same as their fuel combustion counterparts then we'll talk.


It may come as a surprise, but there is more to life than penis overcompensat- I mean, big automobiles that make cool noises 'n sh**


Then I guess there's room in your mouth for my SUV, too.......


I'm not into guys, but there must be a place in your area where you can find some sweaty manlove


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29 May 2012, 7:41 pm

Vigilans wrote:
Raptor wrote:
Vigilans wrote:
Raptor wrote:
DC wrote:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/climate-germany-solar-idINDEE84R0CY20120528

Germany managed to produce 35% of peak electricity demand from solar power on Friday and 50% of peak demand on Saturday.

You guys still think it so outrageous to abandon fossil fuels?

There is a sexy widget on this website that shows you the figures:

http://www.sma.de/en/company/pv-electri ... rmany.html


When they can make a full size (or even mid size) electric SUV or pickup, or something along the lines of an electric Mustang GT that can perform the same as their fuel combustion counterparts then we'll talk.


It may come as a surprise, but there is more to life than penis overcompensat- I mean, big automobiles that make cool noises 'n sh**


Then I guess there's room in your mouth for my SUV, too.......


I'm not into guys, but there must be a place in your area where you can find some sweaty manlove


It hasn't escaped my attention that you seem to follow my posts and reply to them with at least something.
Your boy Kraichgauer seems to have an affinity for me me, too........



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29 May 2012, 8:26 pm

ruveyn wrote:
AstroGeek wrote:
I actually find renewable energy plants to be rather neat looking. There's a windfarm that I drive past when I go home from university and it's very cool looking.


How it looks is irrelevant. How much reliable baseline power it produces is the essential question.

ruveyn

[Sigh] That was an offhand comment expressing a personal opinion that is in no way related to efficiency of renewable energy. If you want to take that up I suggest you do it with the OP, considering he was the one talking about it.



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29 May 2012, 8:28 pm

DC wrote:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/climate-germany-solar-idINDEE84R0CY20120528

Germany managed to produce 35% of peak electricity demand from solar power on Friday and 50% of peak demand on Saturday.

You guys still think it so outrageous to abandon fossil fuels?

There is a sexy widget on this website that shows you the figures:

http://www.sma.de/en/company/pv-electri ... rmany.html


What do the Germans do at night?

Try generating solar power at night. See how successful you are.

ruveyn



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29 May 2012, 8:36 pm

HisDivineMajesty wrote:
I've seen some of their solar panel fields right in the middle of an agricultural region, and they're not exactly an asset to the landscape. Which, as a tourist, is rather disappointing.


You're absolutely joking aren't you? They're an outright menace.



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29 May 2012, 8:41 pm

Raptor wrote:
Vigilans wrote:
Raptor wrote:
Vigilans wrote:
Raptor wrote:
DC wrote:
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/climate-germany-solar-idINDEE84R0CY20120528

Germany managed to produce 35% of peak electricity demand from solar power on Friday and 50% of peak demand on Saturday.

You guys still think it so outrageous to abandon fossil fuels?

There is a sexy widget on this website that shows you the figures:

http://www.sma.de/en/company/pv-electri ... rmany.html


When they can make a full size (or even mid size) electric SUV or pickup, or something along the lines of an electric Mustang GT that can perform the same as their fuel combustion counterparts then we'll talk.


It may come as a surprise, but there is more to life than penis overcompensat- I mean, big automobiles that make cool noises 'n sh**


Then I guess there's room in your mouth for my SUV, too.......


I'm not into guys, but there must be a place in your area where you can find some sweaty manlove


It hasn't escaped my attention that you seem to follow my posts and reply to them with at least something.
Your boy Kraichgauer seems to have an affinity for me me, too........


I think perhaps you take me wrong, I appreciate your humor and try to engage you in a similar manner. Personally I would definitely want to see electric vehicles that can match performance of conventional vehicles


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Nature creates few men brave, industry and training makes many -Machiavelli
You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do