Solar Power and Storage - a nerd's view



  • Not to be the green guy, but switching from renewable energy to fossil fuels seems less than ideal.



  • Yeah I'll just have to add another battery at some point



  • assume she was baking pies for you though? 😉



  • LOL got a call from Endeavour Energy - basically the owner of the poles and wires in my area (well, its all underground, but you get the idea).
     
    They want to install a whizz-bang meter that is even more accurate than the one I've just had replaced, so that will be interesting. Apparently they can feed me more accurate data that what I'm getting (which basically shows "in" and "out" kWh totals).
     
    So clearly they're starting to realise this battery thing isn't going away any time soon, and its better to be inside the tent pissing out.



  • LOL got a call from Endeavour Energy - basically the owner of the poles and wires in my area (well, its all underground, but you get the idea).
     
    They want to install a whizz-bang meter that is even more accurate than the one I've just had replaced, so that will be interesting. Apparently they can feed me more accurate data that what I'm getting (which basically shows "in" and "out" kWh totals).
     
    So clearly they're starting to realise this battery thing isn't going away any time soon, and its better to be inside the tent pissing out.

    that sounds like the start of
     
    "you need me, give me $300k a year & my own department & I will get your renewable division up to 10% of your profits within 5 years! Its the future baby!.
    I'll also need a Tesla as my company car.
    One of the good ones. With that big ipad thing"



  • that sounds like the start of
    "you need me, give me $300k a year & my own department & I will get your renewable division up to 10% of your profits within 5 years! Its the future baby!.
    I'll also need a Tesla as my company car.
    One of the good ones. With that big ipad thing"
    Short of achieving that:http://unleashthepowerwall.com



  • Upshot of this thread seems to be that whatever solar power one collects will be used in the process of endless analysis and internet discussions.



  • And I just had a massive back n forth with some pro-nuclear bloke on twitter. Someone else joined in and started to pick a fight. I'm not even anti-nuke - think it is great if we can get it going safely, but all methods have to be tried (except coal - coal can fuck right off).
     
    But this guy wasn't just pro-nuke: he was pro-nuke to the exclusion of EVERYTHING ELSE BECAUSE I HAS JPGs N SHIT! I've attached one that was just subjective crap. His other stuff was at least evidence-based.

    I'm about as pro-nuclear as they come, but solar makes sense - comparatively it's free.



  • Upshot of this thread seems to be that whatever solar power one collects will be used in the process of endless analysis and internet discussions.

    P.S. I'm using work's electricity, most of the time, for analysing the data.
     
    So ninja!



  • P.S. I'm using work's electricity, most of the time, for analysing the data.
     
    So ninja!

    If only you could get the missus to do her baking at work aye!



  • Probably gets the kids to take their chargers with them to their friends houses after school as well.



  • NTA, you could always change the name of your blog to "Electric Hustle - Why use my power when I can use yours!!" 
     
     
    :whistle:



  • Probably gets the kids to take their chargers with them to their friends houses after school as well.

    Hadn't considered that. Gold.
     
    And I just realised the neighbour doesn't lock his meter box too. Silly fluffybunny. I'll be running my pool pump off that shit by sunup tomorrow.



  • This will be Nick's neighbourhood power grid by the time he has finished (and will be sitting with a full unused solar storage unit)



  • But the batteries full babe!! We are ready for the zombie apocalypse!!
     
    Unless you get hot and we need aircon... then we're fucked!



  • Nice to see you pricks are on board with this.



  • So basically this thread is about some Aussie getting 15 minutes of fame by getting a solar wall, badgering his wife into not using appliances or other devices that she finds convenient, sharing large quantities of data about such things as how much moonlight his house gets, then him using the power from his work to talk online about it?
     
    Each to their own hobby... not much different to going out and hitting a little white ball around a field for 4 hours, losing it numerous times and then always being pissed off because next time you think you will do better.
    I guess when NTA plays golf though.. he makes Mrs Aussie carry his clubs (or more likely his neighbors clubs) and tells her to hurry the fuck up.



  • The fuck would I take her golfing?
     
    What kind of fucking leftard, tree-hugging, feminazi asylum-seeker support network bullshit is that?



  • The fuck would I take her golfing?
     
    What kind of fucking leftard, tree-hugging, feminazi asylum-seeker support network bullshit is that?

    Good point...... leave her at home not using modern appliances.



  • Good point...... leave her at home not using modern appliances.

    She's got fire and clean water. That's enough. And the chain is long enough to get to the toilet.
     
     
    Jeez for a minute there I thought you were having a stroke.


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