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Founding partner Stellar Solar. Board member GENI. Passionate about #renewables. Committed to "global energy grid" reality. See also @TerraWatts@mastodon.energy
Jun 20, 2018 5 tweets 6 min read
Reminder: While U.S. is arresting adults and abusing kids from Central America, China is pledging to invest $38 Billion to rebuild SA power grid, incl new #solar, #wind generation - goo.gl/uTx2VV #climatechange Money quote: "We can install a (transmission line) that can send (#solar and #wind power) where it needs to go. We could even send it all the way to the U.S." goo.gl/uTx2VV - #renewables
May 2, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
To extend your analogy, the key difference between retail goods and electricity is that electricity can move at the speed of light as long as there is a wire to move it on. 1/ What Euro (and now Chinese) power mkts are doing is using UHV #transmission lines to move surplus power to mkts with excess demand. This benefits #renewables which are not dispatchable also uses more capacity of baseload plants. /2