So I take it no renewable can be built in 4 years for a few billion dollars that can start producing 5 Tera watt hour per year.
The US went around a decade with out building a commercial power plant. If the US went with out building a wind farm for 10 years the first few wind farms would go way over budget.
There didn't seem to be a problem building nuclear plants through the 1970, 1980s and 1990s. But now there is a problem and proves it's a failure? That's probably the weakest argumentyou have ever provided for anything.
Oilpan4 wrote:The problems for the new plants appear to be political and not technical.
In Trump-land, SC ? In Trump-land, GA ? That is a pathetic argument even by your standards.
The cost is going to go up a lot when batteries are included to enable these cheap intermittent sources to make power 24 hours a day..
Prove it, and provide numbers. Not numbers from your imagination but IRPs from utilities that are installing wind+PV+battery to replace retiring nuclear and expensive fossils. You can start with Xcel and PNM, two utilities that provide the lion's share of electricity in NM.
Right now if tesla made the batteries it would cost about $110,000 per mega watt hour according to the 85 kwh price tesla published to replace that battery.
Tack that on to "cheap solar and wind" to provide 24 hour power and tell me how cheap it is.
Like really tell me. You are obviously the smartest person here by a wide margin. You probably already knew that and the answer.
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
Chargers: Panasonic brick moded for 240v, duosida 16a 240v and a 10kw setec portable CHAdeMO