[permaculture] Infeasible power fantasies (Was: Energy-Energy Policy-Bioregional Design-The Sustainability of Biofuels.US.FL)

Robyn Francis erda at nor.com.au
Fri Jun 15 21:41:18 EDT 2007

Hi Jedd
Solar Voltaics are only one means of solar power generation. Many of the new
solar thermal systems actually peak at 2am so the issue and some store heat
to generate energy for several days. The only issue then is backup for
extended cloudy wet periods.


On 16/6/07 10:51 AM, "jedd" <jedd at progsoc.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Jun 2007, Kenneth Benway wrote:
>> Solar should meet nearly 100% of Florida's energy needs.
>  Should is such a useful word, isn't it.
>  Anyhoo, how do you propose to supply energy when the
>  sun isn't shining?
>  Have you calculated the surface area that would need to be
>  covered with PVC's in order to provide the necessary power?
>  Jedd.
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