Goldilocks Power: Why Solar Output Plummets During Heatwaves

Goldilocks was evidently the brains behind the ‘engineering’ of wind and solar power, which only operate when conditions are “just right”. When the weather turns nasty, giant industrial wind turbines simply turn off. When there’s no wind, they produce nothing; when winds hit gale force, they produce nothing. Solar panels aren’t any more resilient. A […]

Blackout Blame Shifting: Wind & Solar Collapses Responsible For Unplanned Power Outages

Wind and solar generators happily take credit when the sun’s up and the wind’s blowing, but dodge all criticism when blackouts follow sunset and/or calm weather. The standard trick is to point in every direction – except the obvious – when power rationing (euphemistically called “demand management”) or unplanned power rationing (aka widespread blackouts) follows […]

Part-Time Power: Subsidised Solar World’s Most Expensive Virtue Signalling Exercise

There is a place for solar power, but it ain’t connected to a power grid. Delivering power for no more than seven hours a day (ordinarily between five and six hours, at best, and less in winter) means sticking solar panels on homes connected to conventional power grids makes no sense at all. As the […]

Energy Unplugged: Government Plans to Cut Your Power Whenever Wind & Solar Output Collapses

Visit the Third World and you’ll quickly understand the importance of having power as and when you need it. In the Western World, an obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar will save you the trip. Wind and solar ‘powered’ South Australians and Californians know all about Third World power supplies – with routine rationing, […]