Wind Power Battery Storage Myth Battered: Total Annual Global Battery Production Would Power Germany for 30 Minutes

*** Wind industry hucksters, and their wind worshipping political enablers, like Josh Frydenberg, continue to chant the ‘battery technology is rapidly improving’ mantra, as if truckloads of giant batteries will soon magically rain down from heaven; and, thereby, save the wind industry from its imminent and inevitable demise. Not only is there NO grid-scale storage […]

Giant Battery Myth Offers Wind Industry No Salvation from its Ultimate Demise

*** One of the more hilarious moments that followed the aftermath of South Australia’s statewide blackout on 28 September (aka ‘Black Wednesday’), was when The Australian quoted the CEO of French wind power outfit Neoen – one of the wind power operators whose turbines were responsible for SA’s date with the Dark Ages: Neoen Australia […]

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 […]

Wind Power Obsession Sends South Australians Back to the Stone Age

Amidst the panic and chaos being experienced by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers – due to the unfolding and inevitable wind power calamity in South Australia – one of the newly invented catchphrases is “transition”. It’s a term now employed by wind spinners, dimwitted politicians and gullible journalists; and is often coupled up […]

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 […]

The Fantasy of Storing Wind Power: No Commercial System Exists & None is Likely

**** The wind industry is the perpetual infant of power generation: always looking for the subsidies to last that little bit longer; always promising to improve its performance; always claiming it will outdo hydro, coal and gas – provided, of course, that the subsidies keep flowing. STT for one thinks the wind industry has had […]