Thanks for raising relevant issues Erwin. I am confident there …

Comment on The hidden costs in the switch to solar by Richard Bentley.

Thanks for raising relevant issues Erwin. I am confident there are plenty of answers out there with some of them coming in the pathway to renewable energy due for release soon.
As more enrgy is generated at homes or business the demands on TG generators will reduce thus reducing operation and maintenance costs.
If transport moves to electric power there will be an increased power demand thus balancing the solar that has been installed.
If gas generators are determined to be redundant they may be saleable to other locations requiring gas back up.
The gas generators have been reported to require substantial rebuilds after as little as 10 years.
This may be a good time to determine if we require less gas generation. Hopefully this report will encourage beneficial debate.

Recent Comments by Richard Bentley

Interest booms in solar power investment
Government commitment or not private investment continues to grow. Progress since 2007 can be tracked.
With solar installations becoming more attractive over time there is every indication this growth will continue at or above previous rates.


A bridge too far? A tunnel may be the answer.
There are seven tunnels in the world over 28km long and up to 57km.
So this is clearly possible.
I liked the idea of raising the rail over the road but with a tunnel you could still take the rail higher and bridge it over Bradshaw and other roads south of the gap. Returning the gap to its natural state is well worth considering.


Will gas royalties save the NT? Read the fine print.
Seems that if all the checks and balances are put in place it won’t be worth doing. What a shame!


Fracking OK, but under ‘strict laws’ – Gunner
When the Federal Government have you in a squirrel grip what choice have you? Best hope is that the pace of developments of the alternatives and the cost of developing the resources means not much will happen.


Solar progress at St Philip’s, Ayers Rock Resort
Another step on the road to 100% renewable energy. Go Re_power Alice Springs.


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