A very interesting subject matter and hope more effort will …

Comment on Realistic Re-Power Alice plan for 100% solar by John Waterhouse.

A very interesting subject matter and hope more effort will put into renewable energy.
One point needs clarifying, this 1414 degrees C required to melt silicon, for a start where would you get that kind of temperature?
Perhaps its a mix up of terms, latent heat is measured in kilojoules per kilogram, so do I assume what was meant was 1414 kilojoues of energy per kilogram of silicon being melted?
This is after the sensible heat required to raise it to melting point, whatever temperature that is, plus added sensible heat added after. To raise a head of steam requires a lot of latent heat.

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I loved bush walking and went out with the kids a lot when I lived in Alice Springs but not when that hot.


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