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Re: East Coast outage?
- From: Petri Helenius
- Date: Sun Aug 17 13:57:28 2003
> Use hydrogen. One solar panel (which will last forever unless you drop
> something on it) can split H2O into H and O. Store the H for windless days
> or at night. Feed this to a turbine for electricity and recover heat for hot
> water, store it in a heat sink, ect. Or feed the H into a fuel cell &
What kind of land area of solar panels do you plan to produce enough H for
producing a gigawatt 24/7? Then multiply that by 60. You probably have to
produce H equivivalent of 180GW to accommodate for nights and cloudier
days, even if you would be somewhere where it usually shines.
If you want to add windmills to the equation, do the land area calculation
taking into account turbulence effects which mandate your mill spacing.