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Old 06-08-2019, 09:20 PM   #5980 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
The 900-GW figure has nothing to do with capacity factor.
900-GW average production for the USA would be a good start and would get us close if we had a perfect electrification of everything to go with it. But you stated that we needed "900-GW capacity" of rebuildables when in fact if we want to average 900-GW of power, then we actually need 3-TW of nameplate capacity built out.
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This is constantly misstated in the media and leads to misrepresenting the progress of the transition and the pricing by a factor of 3 (by a factor of 6 for solar in my area).

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