24 Feb '18, 2pm

Is using #African land for #European power needs a #SoJustSolar issue?

Is using #African land for #European power needs a #SoJustSolar issue?

Again big business is trying to make RE when it’s inherently a small business/home owner market. Once real mass production, spread of small size wind, solar thermal, CHP, ect and eventually PV on an owner’s property where the land already is paid for and one can use waste heat. Next a owner pays much more to the utility than the utility pays for RE for power so the owners profits are much higher with a shorter payback. And the owner reduces powerline costs because it’s where the power is needed so one doesn’t have to pay for ;long distance powerlines which can be as/more expensive as the RE project itself. Generally an owner has a 2-3x’s advantage in RE over utitiles in costs/savings and it cuts utility’s costs too for generation, powerlines, ect. The intermitant nature of RE as a bad things is a red herring as solar happens just when peak power is needed and even wind is ...

Full article: https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/european-solar...

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