Solar Forecast

The giant solar array at the coal fired Rawhide Generating Station in northern Colorado is forecast to be buried in three feet of snow this weekend.

This is what they looked like on February 15 at -10F (-24C) with all wind and solar shut down in Colorado and Wyoming.

Colorado plans to be 100% wind and solar by 2030.

PRPA: Cold snap accentuates importance of energy networks – Loveland Reporter-Herald

The Front Range of Colorado is also one of the highest risk areas for hail damage in the US.

Hail Damage and Statistics

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22 Responses to Solar Forecast

  1. Steve Cooksey says:

    Yeah but this will probably be the last year of hail and snow. Oh wait, that was 10 years ago.

  2. G W Smith says:

    I think the greenies want us all to die. While claiming to be helping us.

    • Terry Shipman says:

      You know this is true when you hear them say that to save the planet we should reduce the human population to no more than a few hundred million. Get rid of that virus infesting the planet- humans. Of course, I think these advocates want to be included in the group that survives.

  3. Jimd1958 says:

    I just keep having this daydream.
    AOC gets head smashed by 8 inch hailstones in Wyoming during a Liz Cheney rally…

  4. arn says:

    There are some serious problem with renewables each time global warming failes
    and even bigger problems when there is 0 energy during when energy is needed most.
    (but i’m quite hopeful we can blame it on global warming,so people will instantly feel warmer)

    I’m pretty sure wood stoves will see a massive increase
    and salesman will make a killing like the green new deal will during winter in northern states.
    And i’m also sure that wood stoves will be outlawed
    to increase the effectivity of the green new deal.

  5. oeman 50 says:

    You can put this picture next to the one from Puerto Rico where Hurricane Maria scattered solar panels like a game of 52 card pick-up.

  6. Conrad Ziefle says:

    People are afraid to stand up to the global warming religion. They might get Doxed or cancelled or something. It is clear to me from everything that Tony has pointed out that there is no statistically notable climate change. I think if you took the two extreme temperatures over the last 100 years (anywhere, or for an area, or the global), then you could predict with 99% confidence that next year’s temperature will remain within those boundaries, and the next year’s, and the next decade’s, and probably the next century’s ( maybe with only 95% confidence). We just need to start getting in their faces.

  7. Conrad Ziefle says:

    Yeah, and have you ever gone into the Rockies after a blizzard and the roads are well sanded, and you get hit with a blast of 50 mph wind? You windshield is sand blasted in about 5 seconds. What do you think would happen to a bunch of solar collectors in the Sahara Desert, in say a month?

  8. Joe in Wyo says:

    I hope we get some of that snow up here in Centennial…. we heat our homes with wood and love it that way…… 3’ would be just what we need……

  9. gregole says:

    All wind and solar by 2030… What could possibly go wrong?

    Was tempted into reading an article claiming to have some insight into the problems coming to grid operators due to solar coming on-line but when it claimed “… as the effects of climate-change intensify…” . I threw up in my mouth and stopped reading. Does anyone literate actually believe any of this nonsense.

    Here’s what’s actually going on climate-related:
    Record crop yields
    Greening of the earth
    Massive reduction in world hunger
    Massive reduction in poverty
    Storms and storm intensity about the same as ever, certainly no worse, but:
    Casualties way down due to early warnings, general preparedness, and means for protection and escape based partly if not primarily on mastery of cheap available energy.

  10. David Craig says:

    From David Craig, Current affairs author (10 books so far)

    How can I contact Tony Heller? I wanted to discuss collaborating to write a book called “THERE IS NO CLIMATE CRISIS”

  11. jb says:

    Wow: the hail-damaged solar panels are a total loss.

  12. Johansen says:

    With all this nonsense, people will end up burning their own coal to keep warm, causing pollution. The unintended consequences of stupid policy….

  13. Howard Crawford says:

    Modern day hubris from Know Nothings. HOW MUCH HAVE WE WARMED ?
    Does anyone consult the US Global Historical Climatology Network Database ? Tony Heller shows you how to do it in UNHIDING THE DECLINE:
    – DOWNLOAD it and plot ACTUAL Earth temperature trends on your own since 1895, FREE. It is the best, most accurate, climate database in the world. – Go ahead and plot what the maximum daily temperatures have been in the last 125+ Years.

  14. Gamecock says:

    ‘The solution to situations such as this past weekend and what could occur in future years as PRPA and other utilities shut down coal-fired plants will be tapping into larger networks.’

    Creating dependence on others. Who are at the same time creating dependence on you.

    ‘In recent years, PRPA has shifted more of its energy load to renewable sources, and it plans to reach 100% non-carbon generation by 2030 if renewable technology continues to advance, Roalstad said.’

    What does that even mean? Renewable technology isn’t advancing. It looks the same today as it did 10 years ago.

    ‘That goal hasn’t changed, he said. “We still think we can achieve that, and we will not sacrifice system reliability or cost to achieve our environmental goals,” he said.’

    I can translate: “We have learned nothing from this incedent.”

  15. thurman Zhou says:

    Looks like YT has banned you again. I see that many sites not dedicated to the AGW cause have set up alternate means of communication. They haven’t been banned yet, but they believe they will.

  16. kzvx says:

    We should be building nuclear power stations. Nuclear is clean, safe and cheap and can easily accommodate rising population growth.
    I live in Texas and the recent debacle should never happen in this day and age. Yet the alarmists want to take us back to the dark ages.

  17. Snowman cometh says:

    After the winter of 2030 there will be lots of real estate available in Colorado as everyone will have frozen to death. Big task will be to get the frozen corpses out of the buildings before they start to thaw in the spring and stink up the homes, offices etc..

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