Started by FlyinBrian, July 26, 2020, 09:06:05 am
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Quote from: meharibear on July 26, 2020, 10:02:26 amWith some of the prevailing winds being caused by the rotation of the earth, is it possible that building sufficient wind farms would actually slow that rotation?
Quote from: itsme on July 26, 2020, 11:37:51 amThis is the only answer to the carbon problem. It keeps creeping closer, but needs the entire world to go for it. Money gets in the way. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03039-9
Quote from: THE BLACKBIRD on July 26, 2020, 14:28:09 pmHeating water by solar panels is very effective, in Cyprus we had to use the heater only two or three time a winter, and a new panel and hot water cylinder mounted on the same stand were around 600 euro, but in this cold and miserable Britain i dont think they would be any good
Quote from: RobC on July 27, 2020, 11:30:11 amHow about an old fashioned water mill wheel driven by rain with vanes attached to drive it from the wind too? Feed it from the gutters, job done
Quote from: paulinfrance on July 26, 2020, 10:03:59 amFrance keeps on about going green, a load of rubbish, maybe a 200€ grant from the government for 20.000€ Worth of solar panels and buying back at 0.10€ a kilowatt hour, going abroad ( poor countries and not so poor ) I see every building with a solar hot water system on the roofs, nothing here, it's all about company's making money and taxes,,
Quote from: firefox on July 27, 2020, 20:20:16 pmI find that my electric bill is very little with my roof panels.
Quote from: FlyinBrian on July 27, 2020, 20:15:34 pmOK, Interesting and amusing stuff so far.no one has commented on Lithium or alternatives.If we take heat from the ground, water, and / or the air will it not affect the winds. I suppose whatever we take out goes back in some form.About 28 years ago I did some work in Stavanger, Norway. It was the middle of Dec and os temps were minus 16. The offices were heated with heat pumps extracting heat from the sea. They also had automated window blinds and vents so the indoor temperature could be quickly adjusted. Leading edge at the time
Quote from: FlyinBrian on July 28, 2020, 06:28:34 amFor the right oriented roof and modern panels you can get an amazing amount of power. AND the output of the panels is guaranteed for 25 years.Do you have storage batterys?
Quote from: FlyinBrian on July 28, 2020, 16:35:06 pmPiF. I used to live and work in the Sarf East inc London, Maidstone and Hampton on the 'ill, Got fed up of traffic, overcrowding general yobishness. Then moved to Northants and then retired and moved to Skeg for a number of reasons.Here in Skeg I am a 250 metre stroll to the beach, As the seagull flies its even less. There is a golf club about 100m away with a decent hotel and pub attached serving reasonably priced decent beer and food. The sun rises on the front of our house and sets at the back so a postprandial glass of Vin Rouge on the patio of an evening as the sun sets is the norm. Little traffic noise except the when oiks from Leicester and Nottingham and them Ebuygums and Brummies decide to race down the road in the pimped Corsa's etc.This year had been great until lock down was lifted then they came back with a vengeance.
Quote from: FlyinBrian on July 28, 2020, 17:43:40 pmSays the man who moved to France Where in La Belle are you?
Quote from: ludwig on July 29, 2020, 23:36:27 pmA friend of mine, now deceased, was in the army back in the 50,s, and he used to go out to Woomera on a regular basis, test firing missiles. To go back to electricity. Opposite to me a farm has a large wind turbine which feeds several small businesses on the farm. This turbine has been there for about five years. Recently they have taken down and uprated it with new innards and fancy shaped new blades. The farmer recons that the upgrade had increased output by 30%. So they are making progress.
Quote from: itsme on July 29, 2020, 08:46:52 amI used to live near Alford, Brian. (flew and was Sec at Strubby) we only went to the beach when we got visitors. Much nicer further North, Chapel, Huttoft etc, I detested Skeg itself and Mablethorpe, but they were my working areas.
Quote from: THE BLACKBIRD on July 29, 2020, 09:21:08 amI can remember that when the tide is out you cannot see the sea, its so far away
Quote from: PDR on July 29, 2020, 09:58:01 amMuch the same as Woomera. There was a huge beach, but the tide was always out. (about 180 miles out).PDR
Quote from: paulinfrance on July 30, 2020, 06:31:26 amAnd putting the balsa prices up, as most of the blades are of balsa sandwich construction,,
Quote from: PDR on July 30, 2020, 09:48:32 amIIRC the biggest consumer of balsa is refrigerated ships where vast quantities of the stuff is used to make 6" thick insulation around the cold holds. I remember a few years ago being told that >80% of the world's balsa production went into these ships.PDR
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