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pellow

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labour want 60% of UK energy to be green energy over 12 years of their next government, if they are serious it will mean major network upgrades
 
labour want 60% of UK energy to be green energy over 12 years of their next government, if they are serious it will mean major network upgrades

Could be good for farming then...

A friend and were chatting on this a couple of years ago and I said that my cunning plan was to have every steep S facing slope in Wales and the SW, currently in grass, to have PV on it and graze sheep underneath. Granted, the issue of shifting the power was another one :D
 
Could be good for farming then...

A friend and were chatting on this a couple of years ago and I said that my cunning plan was to have every steep S facing slope in Wales and the SW, currently in grass, to have PV on it and graze sheep underneath. Granted, the issue of shifting the power was another one :D
indeed but the issue is chronic infrastructure and also balancing the grid. inertia is always needed to help with the frequency.

chatting to NG the other day, they are trying to work out how on earth to get infrastructure to service stations for the inevitable car charging that will be required in the future. these costs are colossal.
 

pellow

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Newquay
Could be good for farming then...

A friend and were chatting on this a couple of years ago and I said that my cunning plan was to have every steep S facing slope in Wales and the SW, currently in grass, to have PV on it and graze sheep underneath. Granted, the issue of shifting the power was another one :D
will be an absolute bonanza for land owning farmers if they get in, the tories are trying to get out of green energy commitments
 
indeed but the issue is chronic infrastructure and also balancing the grid. inertia is always needed to help with the frequency.

chatting to NG the other day, they are trying to work out how on earth to get infrastructure to service stations for the inevitable car charging that will be required in the future. these costs are colossal.
They have been scratching their collective heads for 4-5 years it seems to me, and no nearer an answer... Individual houses charging batteries and then dumping the battery store energy into a car is one I like...
 
They have been scratching their collective heads for 4-5 years it seems to me, and no nearer an answer... Individual houses charging batteries and then dumping the battery store energy into a car is one I like...
Have been pondering the issue myself for a while. I struggle to think when I would charge anywhere but at home, overnight. Maybe in holiday, but hardly ever do I drive more than 250 miles in a day. That’s with ~30k miles a year across three vehicles.

Must say I quite like the idea of having a car that always has a full “tank” of fuel when I get in it, although I’d probably miss the petrol station chocolate bars.
 
Have been pondering the issue myself for a while. I struggle to think when I would charge anywhere but at home, overnight. Maybe in holiday, but hardly ever do I drive more than 250 miles in a day. That’s with ~30k miles a year across three vehicles.

Must say I quite like the idea of having a car that always has a full “tank” of fuel when I get in it, although I’d probably miss the petrol station chocolate bars.
But just wait until the "Big Boys" want to charge their 300hp Fendt... I was chatting a gew weeks ago and I reckoned that as farmers, our use of telehandlers are a natural for battery power when used for limited hours/day. My little compact would be great as an electric, but I would like to see a simple calculator available, to work out just what level of storage would be needed.
 
But just wait until the "Big Boys" want to charge their 300hp Fendt... I was chatting a gew weeks ago and I reckoned that as farmers, our use of telehandlers are a natural for battery power when used for limited hours/day. My little compact would be great as an electric, but I would like to see a simple calculator available, to work out just what level of storage would be needed.
Looking at the i3, a range of 80 miles from 60 A-h and 153 miles from 120 A-h suggests to me that 60 A-h has roughly the same available energy as 1.5-2 gallons of diesel. How big a tank would you need if it was refilled every night? Bear in mind it doesn't burn energy idling whilst you're not moving.
 

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