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Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post ECONOMICS OF TESLA POWERWALL 2.0 WALL-MOUNTED BATTERY SYSTEM
"Marshall, I am an energy systems analyst with some decades of experience, now retired. It took me a while to figure it out the battery issues and write about it. Just reread the article until it becomes clear. I will be adding some sections to show…"
Sunday
Marshall Rosenthal commented on Willem Post's blog post ECONOMICS OF TESLA POWERWALL 2.0 WALL-MOUNTED BATTERY SYSTEM
"The above economic breakout, as daunting as it is to follow, looks like voodoo economics, creates further dissension between the rich and the poor, cannot help this struggling nation, places an increased burden on rate and tax payers, and is a huge…"
Sunday
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ECONOMICS OF TESLA POWERWALL 2.0 WALL-MOUNTED BATTERY SYSTEM

Much confusion exists in the minds of lay people regarding having wall-mounted batteries or not. The below article shows the homeowner cost is at least 32 c/kWh to own the Tesla Powerwall 2.0 battery for 10 years. After the 10 years have elapsed, the unit is returned to Tesla for reprocessing, because it has outlived its useful service life. Some homeowners with roof-mounted solar systems think such batteries can be used to shift their excess midday solar electricity to the evening hours, which…See More
Saturday
arthur qwenk commented on Willem Post's blog post NEW ENGLAND WILL NEED TRADITIONAL GENERATORS FOR DECADES
"There is no substitute for dense energy sources such as natural gas, oil, nuclear  and others such as hydro. Here on earth, the air is non dense, and so is the sun,both of which are  presently being harnessed by feckless…"
Jun 9
Penny Gray commented on Willem Post's blog post GERMANY, CALIFORNIA AND VERMONT STAGNANT CO2 EMISSIONS
"Any talk about reducing CO2 levels that doesn't include a discussion about integrating more nuclear into the grid is wasted energy.  If people were truly serious about the subject, we'd be building molten salt reactors."
Jun 8
Willem Post posted a blog post

NEW ENGLAND WILL NEED TRADITIONAL GENERATORS FOR DECADES

The ISO-NE reports, prepared by energy systems analysts with decades of experience, describes in great detail the operation of the grid during the cold weather period, with insufficient gas and fuel oil supply, and minimal solar most of the time, and near-zero wind on 5 days, and France taking advantage of the US by charge outrageously high prices for liquid natural gas (LNG), plus an outage of a major transmission line. It was a miracle rolling blackouts were avoided. Millions of New…See More
Jun 8
Willem Post posted a blog post

GERMANY, CALIFORNIA AND VERMONT STAGNANT CO2 EMISSIONS

GERMANY Germany, a major industrial country, is a leader in renewable energy generation. However, Germany made a significant mistake. Germany decided to phase out its nuclear plants, which produce low-cost electricity that has near-zero CO2/kWh, instead of replacing the plants. Germany continued to the use of lignite, a soft coal (low-Btu/lb.) coal, and hard coal. As a result, the CO2eq emissions have not decreased for the past 8 years. Germany is headed for a clear failure to meet its 2020 and…See More
Jun 6
Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post ECONOMICS OF RESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SOLAR IN NEW ENGLAND
"Art, Residential Rooftop Solar in Vermont   The Vermont load is about 6000 GWh/y, or 6 billion kWh/y. About 300 million kWh/y/(8766 h/y x 0.14) = 244,450 kW of panels would be needed for 5% of the Vermont load. The rooftop systems would cost…"
Jun 1
Art Brigades commented on Willem Post's blog post ECONOMICS OF RESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SOLAR IN NEW ENGLAND
"If we continue to be in the business of incentivizing or mandating solar generation, what is the potential public good that can be accomplished?  Say we set a statewide goal…  To install 8 solar panels on every Maine house.…"
May 31
Willem Post posted a blog post

ECONOMICS OF RESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SOLAR IN NEW ENGLAND

Proponents, including installers of solar systems, present many numbers, usually in not too clear a format, to show how profitable it is to have solar on your roof. This article presents a spreadsheet analysis of two plans: - Plan A, the Standard Plan, which is to invest in a rooftop solar system.- Plan B, the Warren Buffett Plan, which is to invest in shares of AT&T that pay a dividend. Comparison of Plan A and Plan B With Plan A, in year 25, homeowner would have had a gain of $10,520, but…See More
May 30
Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post A LIKELY SCENARIO DURING A FUTURE WINTER IN NEW ENGLAND
"Hi Penny, Thank you. I keep making changes to my articles as new information arrives. Here is an article which may be of interest http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/wind-and-solar-hype-versus-reality You may distribute my articles to your…"
May 29
Penny Gray commented on Willem Post's blog post A LIKELY SCENARIO DURING A FUTURE WINTER IN NEW ENGLAND
"Wow.  Lots of info there.  Thank you for posting."
May 28
Willem Post posted a blog post

A LIKELY SCENARIO DURING A FUTURE WINTER IN NEW ENGLAND

If a cold snap occurred, and if wind and solar were minimal, and if gas supply (after being politically restricted) were diverted from power plants to residential and commercial buildings for space heating (because of very cold weather), and if duel-fuel gas plants were to have insufficient gas and fuel oil supply, and if a plant or transmission outage occurred, and if electricity supply via tie lines with Canada and New York State were kept at present levels, then rolling black-outs likely…See More
May 27
Marshall Rosenthal commented on Willem Post's blog post WIND AND SOLAR HYPE VERSUS REALITY
"I can only repeat Gary Campbell's comment: Outstanding. Thank you. The RE rort (English word used in Australia and New Zealand) is expanded and explained by Willem Post, whose understanding of the physics, electrical engineering, and the…"
May 7
Gary Campbell commented on Willem Post's blog post WIND AND SOLAR HYPE VERSUS REALITY
"Outstanding. Thank you."
May 3
Paul Ackerman commented on Willem Post's blog post WIND AND SOLAR HYPE VERSUS REALITY
"Fantastic compilation of this information. I greatly appreciate the effort put into this,it answers so many questions the public is unaware of to date. I was just reading in the WSJ yesterday about how Tesla is taking a big hit on their Solar City…"
May 3

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ECONOMICS OF TESLA POWERWALL 2.0 WALL-MOUNTED BATTERY SYSTEM

Much confusion exists in the minds of lay people regarding having wall-mounted batteries or not. The below article shows the homeowner cost is at least 32 c/kWh to own the Tesla Powerwall 2.0 battery for 10 years. After the 10 years have elapsed, the unit is returned to Tesla for reprocessing, because it has outlived its useful service life.

 

Some homeowners with roof-mounted solar systems think such batteries can be used to shift their excess midday solar…

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Posted on June 16, 2018 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

NEW ENGLAND WILL NEED TRADITIONAL GENERATORS FOR DECADES

The ISO-NE reports, prepared by energy systems analysts with decades of experience, describes in great detail the operation of the grid during the cold weather period, with insufficient gas and fuel oil supply, and minimal solar most of the time, and near-zero wind on 5 days, and France taking advantage of the US by charge outrageously high prices for liquid natural gas (LNG), plus an outage of a major transmission line. It was a miracle rolling blackouts were avoided. Millions of…

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Posted on June 8, 2018 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

GERMANY, CALIFORNIA AND VERMONT STAGNANT CO2 EMISSIONS

GERMANY

 

Germany, a major industrial country, is a leader in renewable energy generation. However, Germany made a significant mistake. Germany decided to phase out its nuclear plants, which produce low-cost electricity that has near-zero CO2/kWh, instead of replacing the plants. Germany continued to the use of lignite, a soft coal (low-Btu/lb.) coal, and hard coal. As a result, the CO2eq emissions have not decreased for the past 8…

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Posted on June 6, 2018 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

ECONOMICS OF RESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SOLAR IN NEW ENGLAND

Proponents, including installers of solar systems, present many numbers, usually in not too clear a format, to show how profitable it is to have solar on your roof.

 

This article presents a spreadsheet analysis of two plans:

 

- Plan A, the Standard Plan, which is to invest in a rooftop solar system.

- Plan B, the Warren Buffett Plan, which is to invest in shares of AT&T that pay a…

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Posted on May 30, 2018 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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