We periodically go back and forth on energy here at BMG. Our most recent foray, started by esteemed BMG-er johnt001 was a great time for all. That post has some good (mostly civil) conversation and some good technical information.
Now, on the heels of that discussion, more ammunition for the pro-solar forces:
I don’t know about yours, but my gob, it is smacked. According to the link, German solar fed 22 Gigawatts per hour of electricity to one of the leading industrial nations on the planet, during the peak solar hours on two consecutive days. Wow.
Now, the days in question were Friday and Saturday, decidedly not peak industrial times, so this is not 50% of all demand… let’s be clear, but it remains a staggering feat and a clear indication that solar can work. I’m not well versed on German infrastructure, but I’m given to understand they’re moving full speed ahead on a smart grid that is much more forgiving in the face of the fluctuations and inconsistencies of Solar. Can you imagine what they’ll do with such a grid in place?
What now Solar haters!?!?! =-)