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Old 09-26-2017, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unsubstantiated speculation.

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Their model shows that 325 gigawatts of power is potentially available from evaporation via existing lakes and reservoirs larger than 0.1 square kilometer (not including the Great Lakes).
Show me the means of gathering the evaporation of even 0.1sq kilometer and moving it to where it will impinge on the levers that realize usable torque with any kind of ROI.

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Windmills were doing fine in the 1920s and 30s until rural electrification drove them out.
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