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  •  As I pointed out above, the wind is always blowing (3+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, BusyinCA, pgm 01

    somewhere, and the average power available to the US would be fairly steady, night and day, summer and winter. The winds are driven by the sun and the rotation of the Earth, neither of which varies significantly. (Yes, both vary measurably. Nowhere near enough to matter for this application.)

    Solar has an obvious daily variation, which conveniently matches fairly well to daily load variation. So the mismatches between renewable power and demand are not as bad as the fearmongers like to pretend.

    And we are making progress on storing electricity.

    The funny thing about a tipping point is that nothing seems to happen until you reach it, and then it is all downhill from there. We're there.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:25:38 AM PST

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