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Comment: If solar power is so reliable then.... (Score 1) 444

by Stumbles (#47887789) Attached to: If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

why does the worlds largest solar power plant need/want to supplement their power generation abilities with natural gas?

Telsa has some grand plans and it might work for them but to expect for example a steel plant to follow suit shows just how ignorant most of you are.

Comment: Re:What's the problem? (Score 1) 266

Pay for performance? No well drilling business would remain a business with that type of model. You clearly have no clue about business or the costs to own and operate such a rig. I used to help a inlaw that owned his own well drilling business and if I were to suggest that to him he would laugh in my face. You can have the most accurate geological maps and the best geologist but that in no way guarantees that hole will have water or if did the flow would be enough for residential use.

Comment: Re:Devil's Advocate (Score 2) 266

Your caveat is exactly right. I used to help a brother in law that had his own residential well drilling business. There were many times a hole ended up dry or could not produce enough for a home and we would have to move the rig elsewhere. And yes, the customer had to pay for the dead hole. Running a drill rig is not cheap.

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