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« Reply #2534 on: February 10, 2021, 02:38:59 PM »
Here is on projection on the mix by 2050:



You can see it would be 2045 before renewables EQUALS NG, not replaces.  These can be wrong of course, but any realistical view of our energy situations shows the magnitude of the problem seriously out running the lofty notions of politicos.

And fusion increasingly is looking  further distant.

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« Reply #2535 on: February 10, 2021, 02:40:09 PM »
Nevada, outside of Clarke County, should just be one giant solar panel.  
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« Reply #2536 on: February 10, 2021, 02:53:44 PM »


At a time when many want more wind and solar, it's useful to note that an additional demand due to EVs recharging will make that even more of a challenge.  The rate of increase over time has been significant, up to 2007.  We increased from 3,000 to 3,700 from 1990 to 200, so large increased are possible, but of course that was significantly using coal.

It will be tough to keep up if our new sources are limited to wind and solar.  Tough as in mathematically impossible.
Does this only include commercial sources, or does it also include the output of residential solar?

I don't know if the economics works out yet (and haven't looked into it strongly b/c I rent), but residential solar coupled with home battery backup has the potential to be a game-changer here. 

Let the sun charge your batteries during the day while you're out. When you get home, power the house (and your EV needing recharging) off the stored battery energy. Only use the grid intermittently. 

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« Reply #2537 on: February 10, 2021, 03:18:12 PM »
Residential solar today is a blip, not significant, that could change.  The charts are on the grid.

Roughly 100 miles needs 30 KwHrs of electricity.  That could improve some, but we're probably near max on it.

The math problem on "wind and solar" is really eye opening, I think.  If in time rooftop solar became say 50% of houses, we might have something IFF the system had capacity to run AC and else while also charging batteries.

With installation, an average residential 5kW size system costs between $3 and $5 per watt, according to the CSE, which results in the $15,000 to $25,000 range. That cost is before any tax credits and incentives. If you know your current energy usage, you can calculate how much you'll need to pay for solar panels.




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« Reply #2538 on: February 10, 2021, 03:37:33 PM »
Midtown is coming back to life from pandemic slow-downs - Atlanta Business Chronicle (bizjournals.com)

Maybe.  What do you see as long term impacts of the COVID pandemic in your area?


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« Reply #2539 on: February 10, 2021, 03:45:59 PM »
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« Reply #2540 on: February 10, 2021, 05:43:11 PM »
Thanx - as I sit down to a couple of Chalupas
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« Reply #2541 on: February 10, 2021, 06:03:52 PM »

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« Reply #2542 on: February 10, 2021, 06:14:04 PM »
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« Reply #2543 on: February 10, 2021, 06:17:51 PM »
My new computer has arrived.  Set up tomorrow.  I hope.  I don't see any deductions.
only from your bank account
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« Reply #2544 on: February 10, 2021, 07:26:12 PM »
time to liven things up around here


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« Reply #2545 on: February 11, 2021, 08:20:06 AM »
time to liven things up around here
That was pretty good, very talented youngsters. And the guitar player even looks a little bit like Jimmy Page. 

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« Reply #2546 on: February 11, 2021, 08:35:55 AM »
22 Atlanta-Area Barbecue Restaurants to Know (eater.com)

Fat Matt's is very near us and they have a nice music scene (preCOVID) and it stays crowded.  Their pulled pork is meh.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

1238 Dekalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA(404) 577-4030Visit Website

Jonathan and Justin Fox don’t mess around. Their Texas-style barbecue joint is famous for bringing Frito pie to the Southeast, but their brilliance shines in the Tominator, a base of tater tots covered in Brunswick stew and smothered in melted cheese. For those living and working north of Midtown, check out their Bar-B-Que que-osk housed in a converted shipping container on Ottley Drive Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brothers open a second location of their popular barbecue restaurant next year at the Works next to Andrew Zimmern’s food hall off of Chattahoochee Avenue.



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« Reply #2547 on: February 11, 2021, 08:36:41 AM »
Sweet Auburn Barbecue

656 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
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Start with Asian-inspired pimento cheese wontons at the first brick-and-mortar shop by Howard Hsu, who started with a Sweet Auburn Barbecue food truck and a counter at Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Stick to the Asian path with coconut lemongrass spare ribs, or go domestic with Memphis-, Carolina-, and Texas-style dishe




 

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