No, you were very clearly playing the "fear uncertainty and doubt" game based on a VERY faulty premise, reality is the opposite of your suggestion.
Vague, Generic, and without proof. Meaningless.
Not having to upgrade links between power stations and cities makes a lot of costs go away.
Good point. I was concentrating mostly on actions the power company would have to do in order to fully utilize the power produced by solar roofs when penetration exceeded certain parameters. Even 10% of roofs having solar panels adds up to quite a few avoided power plants, and of course if you can avoid building a power plant you don't need transmission lines for it either. So it is millions saved, but you still have millions/billions invested in the power grid. Maybe you can tell me this though - if you look at it by joule moved, which is cheaper, residential power lines or HV transmission lines from a generating station?
Though I wonder at a coal plant that would have only operated during the day. Though I suppose it could have operated at a fraction of it's capacity during the night, along with a few others, all of which would ramp up during the day, and due to the solar power the others are able to take the load without that 500MW, so it's left shuttered, allowing the other plants to operate at a higher percentage of capacity, which is more efficient.
It's nice to see you finally making real arguments as well instead of vague 'you're wrong' rants without actually specifying why.
There's a 500MW coal fired unit near me that has been mothballed because the summer daytime peak it was built to provide capacity for is instead being dealt with by lots of panels on roofs.
Nice. I like the pollution prevention of not operating a coal plant.
His sig is I am armed because I am free. I am free because I am armed.
Huh. why wasn't it showing earlier? I know I looked for his sig; didn't see one. Either that or I'm blind. In either case, conceded.
that you attempt such outrageous lies?
Because I wasn't lying at the time.