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I'm kind of shocked they would include either of the browser and especially MAME.. who needs people surfing or playing games while driving?!?!
Doesn't that go against the whole 'don't distract the driver' thing?
Hint: The sun doesn't shine at all at night, and wind speeds are usually lower, and daytime is when people want to use their cars, meaning they don't have time to charge 'em them.
Sure, but how much does this add to the cost of the electricity provided when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing?Clever people (one hopes) realize this - there are many strategies for capturing generated power ie batteries, kind of obvious but also more low-tech like pumping water into towers such that hydro power can be used, etc
What's the expected life in cycles or years of such a storage battery?I kinda like batteries since as they get better they get smaller and are easier to move around then things like water towers or other mechanical storage
Sure, but how much does this add to the cost of the electricity provided when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing?
What's the expected life in cycles or years of such a storage battery?
Yeah, I know, I'm being a Negative Nancy here.
You sure about that?Once the initial outlay is covered, and accounting for ongoing maintenance requirements, the energy delivered from solar/wind/thermal is practically free.
and accounting for ongoing maintenance requirements
So by your own words the electricity isn't free as there is a capital cost (and replacement costs when they wear out) for the conversion system - plus there are the costs of recycling those conversion systems when they wear out. It's important to consider the whole life cycle not just the in use part.Does it cost money and effort to convert sun, wind, or heat to energy? yes it does.
That makes no sense if green electricity sources are "practically free", which suggests that we could have a massive case of corporate greed?
I understand completely so no re-reading is required, but it's somewhat frustrating that I had to drag out of you the admission that "practically free" applies only to the source not the whole cycle.Hi Dave, you seem to be failing to understand. Please re-read until you do.