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Well, it's not quite that simple. Intermittency WILL remain an issue. Solar is only good for daytime and not a great intermittency solution. Besides, it tends to be absent when you need it most: on cold winter nights (yes, I know USA dwellers are crazy enough to actually get a peak need in summer days because they are infatuated to air conditioning. I am stipulating that in an energy-scarce world, most of that waste is going to be removed).

So the solutions are not that easy. Some overcapacity with priority uses will surely be part of the solution.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Jul 18th, 2008 at 04:21:22 PM EST
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 Some overcapacity with priority uses will surely be part of the solution.

It IS the solution. What's wrong with it?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Jul 19th, 2008 at 11:59:56 AM EST
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