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 […]

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, […]

Green Mythology: Sun, Wind, Waves & Tides Fail to Deliver the Goods

Perpetual motion machines, turning lead into gold and capturing moonbeams in a jar are just some of the fanciful notions that have attracted human attention over the eons. The last generation have been obsessed in their attempts to run whole economies on the weather. For those that launched all out efforts to run on sunshine […]

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 […]

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 […]

100% Wind Powered Future? = 100% Fan-Tasy

**** At STT we love scotching wind power myths – and all the more so when it can be done with pictures: The Wind Power Fraud (in pictures): Part 1 – the South Australian Wind Farm Fiasco The Wind Power Fraud (in pictures): Part 2 – The Whole Eastern Grid Debacle The ‘arguments’ pitched up […]