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Sorry, the mantra is: One west coast state and one east coast state can power the USA a hundred fold.
I have to admit, I exaggerated, perhaps that is not really 10 fold of the whole earth.
Lets say I need ten megawatts of generation at all times and I want to supply that power with solar. I must build a ten megawatt solar farm AND a ten megawatt coal, hydroelectric, or nuclear power plant to cover the system EVERY night. What is more, the solar system as pointed out will not produce as much some times which means the complimentary system must handle generation during the day as well sometimes.
Sorry, pretty wrong.
At night when there is no solar power
No one prepares or holds reserve 100% of the renewables as coal power, that idea is just nonsense and makes pretty clear you have o clue about power production and power grids.
I have no problem with "foreign" publications.
Most are simply "news" and wrong.
Unfortunately I don't get what point you want to make.
(it is easier to paraphrase a short part of a news report than linking the whole [wrong one])
Perhaps you should start reading up how wind farms work?
And more importantly, read up how long the coat of Oregon is
North / south, that is the coast, Oregon is roughly 600 km long.
A ten km wide stripe would be 6000 km^2.
That would power the whole planet. With wind, that is.
They still do booths. They had one at SCALE at the end of February.
I suggest you leanr german and repost german press instead of idiotic foreign one.
In 15 years germany will be 100% renewable, mianly wind and solar, regardless of your idiotic web links.
There simply isn't enough windy places to power all of the United States 24/7. The sun doesn't shine at night, and we can't build a grid to someplace where it does.
Yes there is, two mayour coast states, prime example is Oregon and Florida, would power the USA with wind alone ten fold.
Well known fact since 50 years
I dont live in the USA.
And building wind plants would be done off shore, no land buying onvolved.
In case you would build wind farms on land you would rent small parts on the farmers fields
Wall Street isn't buying these things. Big companies (Facebook, Google) are buying them. And they are "worth" whatever these companies are willing to pay for them, regardless of their current profit levels.
90% of the steel produced in germany is recycled steel.
What exactly is your question/point?
No money is government backed.
If you have (own, semi own) a Finca on Mallorca and need to pay $1,000 a month to pay it off, your government does nothing if the "exchange rate" drops by a factor of ten.
Either you still can pay the mow $10,000
In fact it is. By gravity.
And to a lower extend by electric and magnetic forces as well.