If Australia gets a decent government committed to the climate …

Comment on Storage major obstacle for going mostly solar: TG by Ivebeentoalicesprings.

If Australia gets a decent government committed to the climate I would have thought that Alice could be the perfect test bed for all sorts of solar technologies. One day it could be a major supplier to the rest of the country. There seems to be a deficit in policy and imagination in your great country.

Recent Comments by Ivebeentoalicesprings

Council on climate: wide-ranging action as matter of urgency
John Bell is utterly wrong. Just thought I would mention that. Readers can no doubt find out why.


NT should be the sun, wind powerhouse
If Alice can do 10GW it can do 100. And it should, asap.
There’s a climate crisis happening now.


Realistic Re-Power Alice plan for 100% solar
What an incredible lack of ambition.
Alice Springs should surely be running near to 100% solar plus battery power by 2020 if they tried.
They could have done it years ago. Just get the Australian universities onto it.


How 50% solar in the NT by 2030 can mean 100% in Alice
Ian Clarke that sounds ridiculous but is it the capacity of your link to the grid rather than being “allowed”? Of course in that case you need a fatter cable. Or can’t they cope with the extra power?
If so a big battery, perhaps from Mr Musk, would help.


The hidden costs in the switch to solar
May I suggest you Google the smart grid. It helps to overcome the problems mentioned here.
Distribution of power sources, your roof or a big solar farm, all aggregated, plus and of battery storage, where ever it is, eg your electric car, or the big suppliers.


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