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Old 10-24-2019, 03:02 PM
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So... at an exchange rate of $1 USD = 0.900300 EUR/1 EUR = 1.11074 USD a kwh costs what in Germany? https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter...rom=USD&To=EUR

We have plenty of LNG and the ships to carry it - Germany could buy from an ally.
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Old 10-24-2019, 03:08 PM
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I think that you will see energy issues will improve as battery technologies become more available.
Slowly people are learning the value of having their own battery bank and companies are doing the same .
A battery creates a buffer of energy so that even though the the service may fluctuate the stability of the battery protects your equipment.
In poor countries where the power is predictably poor I recommend to my friends there to go on a battery system and use DC lighting thus not loosing power in the middle of things especially at night .It does not matter what the battery is being charged by so long as it gets a charge. Some of the newest designed batteries are not hurt bye being drained completely . and this is a big thing especially in poor countries with less discipline and education.Like the US.
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Old 10-24-2019, 03:15 PM
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We have plenty of LNG and the ships to carry it - Germany could buy from an ally.
Russia sells its (high quality) natural gas at 1,5ct/kWh.

I'm all for diversification of sources and even for investing in LNG terminals to make that happen, but you have to sell at a competitive price.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:30 PM
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I think that you will see energy issues will improve as battery technologies become more available.
Slowly people are learning the value of having their own battery bank and companies are doing the same .
A battery creates a buffer of energy so that even though the the service may fluctuate the stability of the battery protects your equipment.
In poor countries where the power is predictably poor I recommend to my friends there to go on a battery system and use DC lighting thus not loosing power in the middle of things especially at night .It does not matter what the battery is being charged by so long as it gets a charge. Some of the newest designed batteries are not hurt bye being drained completely . and this is a big thing especially in poor countries with less discipline and education.Like the US.
No what will improve energy issues is batteries on the grid side, and/ or smart meters. Renewables, like nuke power, are affordable only when run for max power, fossil fuel plants have the advantage of being affordable to run at less than full capacity- so to really move to renewables,you need more off line fossils fuel plants, or some form of energy storage in the grid ( flywheels, supercapacitors, pumped hydro, fuel cell, batteries) or some ability to shed load.

Or put another way, the first 10%-20% of renewables improves grid stability ( by idling fissile fuel plants), after that it decreases stability. Energy storage/load shedding returns that stability. End user batteries only help if it makes the user more willing to sign up for load shedding.

Not to mention we’ll never be able to afford enough solar for 2 pm air conditioning loads during a July heat wave.
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"Enercon sends up distress flare as Germany's wind market collapses... ...8 November 2019 by Craig Richard

Enercon has stopped placing orders with key production partners and launched a "transformation programme" to return the company to profitability as the German onshore wind market grinds to a halt."
https://www.windpowermonthly.com/art...rket-collapses
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