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Solar is now cheaper then wind energy.

Punnchy Dec 17, 2016

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  1. Punnchy

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    Sun god worshipers unite, we can save our planet with boundless solar energy. Oh wait, the big oil companies will loose money tho, and that just can't happen.

    The good news is that solar energy is becoming cheaper to harness than that of wind energy. Solar is also a lot more reliable.

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    Makes sense, considering that the sun is omnipresent. Desert locales will especially benefit from this. Besides, the oil moguls can leave without canisters of oil and caviar as they had before. Oil is humanity's biggest mistake, after all, being a finite and dirty resource.
     
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    SSL SSL - King SNEP of the Furpile.

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    A lot more reliable, but locals like the southeast still would suffer from lack of a constant energy source because we have a thing called cloudy and rainy days. All you're doing is bogging up the energy system then leaving absolutely nothing behind on days like today. Sorry, but sun by itself is not a reliable source of energy if it cannot be stored for usage in large areas for countless days at a time. Right now that is simply not possible.
     
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    This is of course until the majority of our electrical devices have lithium ion or sodium ion batteries (if they improve) included.
     
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    Or you just use the cheap solar to make hydrogen and use that in a fuel cell or whatever to generate power when there is no sun. Since the energy raw material is free, the inefficiencies of electrolysis and fuel cells do not matter that much. Storing power in batteries enough to supply some communities for days is not feasible or practical. Even redox flow batteries would be prohibitively large.
     
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