Insane Storage Cost Mean Batteries No Solution to Chaotic Wind Power Delivery

As the mob rumbles the fact that wind and solar can’t replace conventional generators, RE zealots can only mutter about ‘mega-batteries’. Mass load shedding in Victoria and South Australia – following dramatic collapses in wind power output – left hundreds of thousands sweltering and fuming at just what’s been done to our once reliable and […]

Batteries No Cure for Chaotic Delivery of Wind & Solar: Mega-Cost Kills Mythical Mega-Battery Storage

Despite the hype from RE zealots, the completely chaotic and very occasional delivery of wind and solar won’t be cured with giant batteries. Sure, at a technical level, it is possible to store large volumes of electricity for a period, such that it might be released when power consumers need it. However, were such a […]

Insane $Trillion Cost Means Mega-Batteries Won’t Save Chaotically Delivered Wind & Solar

It didn’t take power punters long to work out that wind power will never amount to a meaningful power generation source. Graphs like the one above – depicting the entire output of every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid (1,800 of them with a capacity of just under 5,000MW, spread across four states, NSW, […]

Batteries Necessary To Support Solar and Wind Power Don’t Exist

*** With the wind industry under siege around the Globe, in order to deflect attention from the unavoidable fact that wind power delivery is a matter of serendipity – rather than electrical engineering dictates (such as frequency control and grid balancing) and hoary old economic chestnuts (such as matching supply with demand) – the talk […]

Bulk Battery Storage of Wind Power a Myth

In the fall-out over South Australia’s wind powered economic and social calamity, the line has been repeatedly spun about fixing the mess with ‘rapidly improving battery storage technology’. It is little more than a ‘smoke and mirrors’ pitch by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers, designed to deflect attention from the fact that wind […]

Bulk Battery Storage of Wind Power a Myth: With No Storage California Dumps Mountains of Wind & Solar Power

As the wind power debacle unfolds in South Australia – leaving it with an erratic power supply and rocketing power prices – one of the mythical solutions being peddled is that South Australia need only pop out to the shops and pick up a few terawatt/hours worth of battery storage. The way it is being […]