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Old 05-30-2018, 05:02 PM   #1887 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
From Lomberg,
'...a modern windmill($3-million installed cost)can produce the energy used for it's own production within just three months.
But the mining, refining and installation for it's production and implementation is heavily liquid fuel dependant.
And you guys are still ignoring the scale that is required.
130,000 square miles of area, 1.000.000 2.5MW class wind turbines, and 50,000 SolarStar 500MW class grid scale solar farms, and 70,000,000 rooftop solar systems, and a 4% increase in hydro with the new capacity capable to pump store. And an unrealistic quantity of this as split Hydrogen with a new fleet pf long haul transport. Just for the USA. And another 10X for the rest of the world.
Where do we get all of this stuff. How do we install it. How long would it take. And how to rebuild it all every 20 years? After liquid fuel pricing goes 5X in 30 years?
This hardware is required to optimistically get 1.5TW. Which is right from the favorite resource: Roadmap To Renewables from the site. Just for the USA. And still no storage.
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