In Parts of India, Wind Energy Proving Cheaper than Coal

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    In Parts of India, Wind Energy Proving Cheaper than Coal

    July 26, 2012 By Nicholas Brown 4 Comments

    Clean Technica (In Parts of India, Wind Energy Proving Cheaper Than Coal)
    In Parts of India, Wind Energy Proving Cheaper Than Coal

    Now that it's cheaper than coal, it should replace coal. If this is so then wind power at least in India is going to become a very large percentage of the market. :eusa_shifty: This is what we have been waiting for!
     
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    How much does coal cost in some of these dirt poor villages? You could as easily say that dung bricks used as fuel are cheaper than coal too.
     
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    Wind power is not cheaper than power from coal fired power plants. Consider where this "info" came from:
    What they are not telling You is that "wind power" cannot supply power on demand which is what you need to substitute a coal fired power plant or any other type which of power plant that is grid tied.
    Bloggers like that translate only what suits their cause from other languages into English for home consumption.
    If You could understand German You would know by now that wind power is neither "cheap" nor suitable to SUPPLY power. It`s one thing to generate power when the wind conditions are just right, but it`s an entirely different kettel of fish to SUPPLY power on demand.
    In a power grid we are not talking about some little home brew system where the load does not wildly fluctuate and you can compensate with a few batteries and an inverter.
    The other myth is that windmills are "environment friendly" and "cheap".
    "Clean Technica" must know something that German engineers don`t know.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2H38UpdQhM&list=UUvj7dbOY14kt_MFIR1Y1iwA&index=6&feature=plcp"]How Climate Science destroyed Germany.wmv - YouTube[/ame]

    The world famous Black Forest is about to disappear, at least the hill tops.
    They have to make way for huge water storage basins, each = the size of 50 football fields at a cost of > $1 billion !!!....to compensate for the load demand change that the wind turbines can not.
    Now the "Greens" are screaming, but it`s too late and there are no alternatives after you committed to this pipe dream. German Engineers have warned the Government, but like most, Politicians and Enviro-activists have no clue about power engineering and how a power grid functions in the real world
     
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    There are many places in the US where wind power is at present cheaper than dirty coal, and certainly cheaper than clean coal. As the price of solar continues to decline, and the efficiency of the panels increase, solar will soon also be cheaper than coal.

    Were we in the US to create a single national distributed grid, and make use of our wind potential in Wyoming, the Dakotas, and Eastern Montana, the solar potential of our southern states, making use of existing roof tops, we could come very close to powering our nation with just those two alternatives.
     
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    Does" cheapah" refer to the price in Jew worshiped dollahzzz or overall impact ?
     
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    Obama gonna loan `em money so dey can buy our energy technology...
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    White House Announces $6 Billion to Promote Clean Energy – in Asia
    November 20, 2012 – The White House announced the federal government will spend $6 billion over four years for a “sustainable energy future” plan with Asian countries that involves loaning tax dollars to other countries to increase their purchasing power for U.S. technology, services and equipment.
     
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    In parts of India, they still get water from a communal well. Of course in America, some vandal would shit in the well.

    Wind power was used for a long time before electricity. If wind power wasn't so ineffecient, it would never have been replaced.
     
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    Here's an interesting comment from the blog about the subject - escerpted, of course.

    He goes on to debunk the so-called science of the original piece. :cool:
     

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