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Old 01-09-2019, 09:05 PM   #4478 (permalink)
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The integrated pumped hydro is interesting.
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While there isn’t as much wind on earth as there is sunlight for making energy, there are huge amounts of wind energy available – more than enough to power the world. Recent technology evolutions – floating wind turbines and wind+solar+energy storage hybrid powerplants – are giving the industry more opportunities to power our grid. Already, the US electricity grid gets greater than 7% of our electricity from wind power. Iowa gets more than 36%. With the US getting its first offshore farm and Europe powering 200 million households with wind, expect a lot more to come.
Eventually, they will get serious and go with a Solar Updraft Tower. They scale better. Like, up to 20 kilometers!
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