Why Intermittent Wind & Solar Are The World’s Most Expensive (Occasional) Power Sources

The Sun and wind might be free, but wind and solar power are by far the most expensive power sources, of them all. Diffuse and dilute – entirely dependent on the weather (wind – in the case of wind power, and cloud cover in the case of solar) and, in solar’s case, where the Sun […]

Wind Turbines & Solar Panels Deliver Tiny Fraction of Their Total Capacity

There’s a yawning gulf between what wind turbines and solar panels are capable of delivering and what’s actually delivered. Sunset and calm weather will do it every time. Terms like “capacity factor” and the “Levelized Cost Of Energy” are bandied about with great scientific certitude by renewable energy rent-seekers. As to the first, wind and […]

Reality Bites: Americans Finally Waking Up to the Nightmare Cost of Unreliable Wind and Solar

The wind and sun may be free, but wind and solar power are anything but. Hidden ‘green’ taxes, costs and charges, not to mention massive subsidies redirected from both taxpayers and power consumers to wind and solar generators are just the beginning. The market distortions created by those subsidies have wrecked the ability of conventional […]

Intermittent, Diffuse & Costly: Why Wind & Solar Can Never Power This Planet

The key to wealth and prosperity is reliable and affordable energy. Which is why the ‘unreliables’, wind and solar threaten both wealth and prosperity (except, of course, those wallowing in the obscene and seemingly endless subsidies paid to the owners of windmills and solar panels). Dr. Lars Schernikau, born and raised in Berlin, Germany studied […]

So Simple: Fixing Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Crisis Easy As One, Two, Three

Solving Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity means killing subsidies for wind and solar and kickstarting nuclear power, by removing the ban that prohibits it. As Rafe Champion details below, there are three easy steps that would resolve the current debacle: killing off the subsidies for intermittent power generation; adding a capacity market to the […]

On The Level: Why Unreliable Wind & Solar Increase Power Prices

The relationship between rocketing power prices and chaotically intermittent wind and solar is crystal clear. Let’s call it Germany, Denmark and South Australia, where wind and solar obsessions have driven power prices into orbit. While RE zealots continue to chant the mantra that wind and solar are practically free, and getting cheaper all the time, […]