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Old 2022-06-30, 00:21   #127
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Originally Posted by storm5510 View Post
Wind and solar farms are alright, but they take up a lot of space.
Wind farms can be collocated with normal farms and ranching. They can even be located on ground that has scant other possible uses or in areas set aside for wilderness use. Solar farms can also have farming under them. Some crops do better with less heat and less sun.
Large utility companies want to get away from that, and they don't see renewables as an alternate.
They are investing in solar and wind. My utility buys wind power. The biggest issue is handling peak loads. Nuke is not good to spin up to handle peak loads. Nuke is good for base load. Renewables coupled with storage is the biggest development for handling peaking.
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