“How much is that battery in the window? The one with the scraggly tail?”
These so-called “green pioneers” are now trying to save their wind energy with batteries made out of rare earth minerals and other incredibly toxic constituents. Oh yes, I can see the logic there.
The wind industry is the perpetual infant of power generation: always looking for the subsidies to last that little bit longer; always promising to improve its performance; always claiming it will outdo hydro, coal and gas – provided, of course, that the subsidies keep flowing.
STT for one thinks the wind industry has had ample time to grow up and stand on its own two feet.
Like the brat that it is, the wind industry can’t be told what to do and, especially, won’t ever respond to demands from power users about when its product should be delivered.
It’s quite happy to produce plenty of power when it’s not needed at night time; and much less during the day, when it is (as seen in the graph above); and, often, none at all during periods of peak demand: as set…
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