100% Solar

The UK is on its way to 100% solar power, and only has 100% left to go.

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Ontario is generating a whopping 0.2% of their electricity from solar today.

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24 Responses to 100% Solar

  1. Nutation_discombobulation says:

    It makes me so angry Green energy wears a green coat but it is pure red on the inside, because in its wake are poor brown people who can’t afford to boil water properly dying from water borne diseases, old people who can’t afford to heat their homes properly dying from preventable pulmonary diseases from cold and mould, or simple infections because of not being able afford to see a doctor.

    Climate scientists and red energy proponents that push their agendas knowing it to be false are complicit in the murder of tens if not hundreds of thousands of human beings.

  2. Bernal says:

    That’s a feature, not a bug. Everyone but the Vangard should be living in the cold and dark, dying of bacterial infections and spending their days subsistence farming under the whip-hand of societies victimiest victims. Long live the Revolution!

  3. BobW in NC says:

    WUWT has just published an extensive article showing that renewables have been an expensive disaster in Germany. Climate change should be shelved! Long live fossil fuels!

    Germany’s green transition has hit a brick wall
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/12/21/germanys-green-transition-has-hit-a-brick-wall/

    • arn says:

      Germany is attacked from all sides on purpose.

      Be it huge debts,invaders,paying for other countries and banks and keeping the EU alive +the infrastructure.
      Very much like the USA.

      • Mr GrimNasty says:

        Maybe that has something to do with the fact that the EU project, energy policy, and immigration policy, are all pernicious.

  4. Nutation_discombobulation says:

    I often hear those taken in by AGW object to any skepticism by saying “how could all these climate scientists be in on it?”
    Well a good corolory to compare is the fact that history as taught in the Western system does not reflect reality very well.
    If they can groom history, then they can manipulate anything to achieve their ends, and in fact, the truth is catching up with those behind the curtain, so we will likely see draconian measures applied to the web to stop the leaks to the masses and their position and identities revealed not as a conspiracy but proved fact.

    The system is broken, anything can be misrepresented.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yOrJiYcqwsQ

    • Gator says:

      “how could all these climate scientists be in on it?”

      How could all these Baptists be followers of Christ?

      How could all these casinos have gamblers in them?

      How could so many owners of Dallas Cowboys jerseys be found in AT&T Stadium?

      How could so many Chevrolet salesmen believe Chevrolet cars are the best value?

      100% of Bigfoot experts say Bigfoot is real.

    • Dave N says:

      “how could all these climate scientists be in on it?”

      Because there’s money in it?

      Ironic that those asking the original question claim that *others* are denying reality. Maybe someone should ask them how they think someone who doesn’t follow the narrative would fare in obtaining grants and/or employment, then think for a moment what someone in that position might to do solve the problem. I fully expect their head will explode in attempting to grasp the concept.

    • Dee says:

      Speaking of broken science, the Resplandy et al paper, the biggest catastrophe paper of 2018, still hasn’t been retracted or corrected.

  5. arn says:

    Going full solar in a country where the raingods live and baptise the residenzs several times a day with water from above is a really smart move.

  6. frederik wisse says:

    Hurray Theresa May is leading the Brits out of the common market straight into the sun . Within short english children will not know any more what rain is . With Eutopia out of reach Paradise shall remain just around the corner .

  7. Mr GrimNasty says:

    The UK has about 13GW installed PV capacity apparently (2017). Output is actually unknown but is modelled. This time of year even the south coast only gets 8 hours of very low angle weak sun, so output nationally typically goes from 0GW at 8:00 to between 1 and 2 GW at noon to 0GW by 16:00. So next to pointless in the depths of winter. Capacity factor is about 11% UK wide over the whole year, pretty poor, 1/3 that of wind, but unlike wind at least it isn’t so erratic.

    • GADAB says:

      I have a 4kWp solar rooftop installation in central England. It produces 2650kWh pretty consistently each year. This is a capacity factor of 2650/(4*24*365)= 7.56%.

      The only reasons for having this system are subsidy farming over twenty years and some protection against rising electricity prices. In April 2019 the domestic subsidies will end for new installations and on financial logic no more panels would be installed unless new technology drastically cuts the installed cost, allowing for maintenance and damage as well.

      I particularly dislike the way my subsidy is paid by all electricity bill payers, including myself. This racket hits the poorest hardest. Taken to a logical extreme and if all bill payers had rooftop solar, then I would be paying my own subsidy in full in the increased price of mains electricity! I think our government might have understood the point.

      I also have a small heat pump that normally consumes about 300-350 watts when running at a COP of about 5 during winter and consumes about 800kWh over a year, saving about 5000kWh of gas. On cold days the pump runs continuously. It is rare for that heat pump consumption to be provided by the solar panels for two reasons: in winter it is dark for more than 50% of the time and also the semi-permanent cloud cover of an english winter. The cloud cover reduces the winter generation to minimal levels and is definitely erratic.

    • JCalvertN(UK) says:

      ” . . . but unlike wind at least it isn’t so erratic” What about clouds?

  8. John of Cloverdale, Western Australia says:

    A large storm went through Sydney, last Thursday. Roof top panels didn’t do too well in the areas where heavy hail fell. Story at Jo Nova’s website.
    http://joannenova.com.au/2018/12/sydney-hail-storm-just-how-hailproof-are-those-solar-panels/

  9. Dee says:

    And that’s just for electricity!
    Still using the dirty stuff for non electrical energy.

  10. paul courtney says:

    UK can go 100% solar, just need to get by on 99.999% less electricity. Greens recommend Brits use less light and heat by closing their eyes and moving toward the light.

  11. DM says:

    Solar electricity, like ethanol, is a NET ENERGY CONSUMER even if solar panels live a full life. Solar can also kill plus maim wildlife, and solar plantations cover vast expanses of land better used for other purposes. Routine, recurring harsh weather that can be expected to destroy solar panels makes a bad situation worse. So, solar is DIRTY or red. It is NOT GREEN!!

    Net energy consumption means the manufacture, transportation, installation, connection and proper disposal of solar panels plus essential storage devices use MORE energy than panels create during their life time.

  12. Weum Says says:

    CO2 is photosynthesis fertilizer.
    Earth greened by 30 percent due to anthropogenic rise. But more importantly, a 10 fold increase in North Atlantic ocean coccolithophores, which are the base of the ocean food chain.
    Where are the articles showing the benefits of increased CO2?

    Weum

    • spike55 says:

      “But more importantly, a 10 fold increase in North Atlantic ocean coccolithophores, “

      Great news if so. A CO2 sink that has increased 10 fold .. that is huge.!!

      I would love to see the data/paper on that.

      Can you provide a link.

      Cheers

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