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(Reuters)   In Solar Energy, Deutschland ist Number Ein   (uk.reuters.com) divider line 73
    More: Scary, solar energy, Chancellor Angela Merkel, coal-fired power plants, kilowatt hours, renewable energy industry, Politics of Germany, kilowatts, greenhouse gas emissions  
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2012-05-26 03:04:59 PM  
When did Germany turn into a bunch of hippies?
 
2012-05-26 03:07:51 PM  
It is actually "Nummer", not "Number"
 
2012-05-26 03:10:51 PM  

Captain Steroid: When did Germany turn into a bunch of hippies?


I'm not very good at German. -_-'
 
2012-05-26 03:11:45 PM  
Nor am I very good at quoting, apparently. o_o'
 
2012-05-26 03:26:31 PM  

cman: It is actually "Nummer", not "Number"


i105.photobucket.com

Maya heee
Maya hooo
Maya hooo
Maya ha-ha
 
2012-05-26 03:47:11 PM  
Why scary?
 
2012-05-26 03:50:31 PM  

Captain Steroid: When did Germany turn into a bunch of hippies?


When they decided to be independent of foreign oil.
 
2012-05-26 03:53:19 PM  

Captain Steroid: When did Germany turn into a bunch of hippies?


May 8th, 1945.
 
2012-05-26 04:38:32 PM  
The things you can accomplish when you throw huge amounts of tax money at something.

Independent of foreign oil is complete b***s**** when your ex-chancellor is now an employee of Gazprom in Russia.
 
2012-05-26 07:09:17 PM  

Captain Steroid: When did Germany turn into a bunch of hippies?


It would have cost another $100 million dollars to bring the Springfield Nuclear Plant up to code.
 
2012-05-26 07:11:57 PM  
In Solar Energy Solarenergie, Deutschland ist Number Ein Nummer Eins
 
2012-05-26 07:20:16 PM  
so, you might say they're über alles... as far as solar energy is concerned.
 
2012-05-26 08:02:48 PM  
Oooooh, the Germans!
 
2012-05-26 08:03:06 PM  

Ricardo Klement: Why scary?


This.
 
2012-05-26 08:14:45 PM  
FTFA: German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour

BAD reporter! No cookie!

/ Seriously people, freshman physics.
 
2012-05-26 08:20:23 PM  

liam76: Ricardo Klement: Why scary?

This.


Because you'd think the nominally-sensible jerries would be somewhat less moranic than to abandon the most efficient energy production methods we have available in favour of an unfinished & underdeveloped technology that barely plugs 4% of their electricity consumption?
 
2012-05-26 08:21:59 PM  
So would it be safe to say that in terms of solar energy, Deutschland über alles?
 
2012-05-26 08:34:04 PM  

Ricardo Klement: Why scary?


Because they'll obviously use up all the solar resources before the industry takes off in this country.
 
2012-05-26 08:37:16 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: use up all the solar resources


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2012-05-26 08:41:20 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: In Solar Energy Solarenergie, Deutschland ist Number Ein Nummer Eins


So much this.
 
2012-05-26 08:47:09 PM  
FTFA: German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour - equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity - through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.

Actually that's more like 20 reactors at full capacity. Nuclear power stations routinely have 2 to 4, and sometimes more, individual reactors each with a net output of around 1GW each. Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPS, the world's largest, can produce 7.5GW by itself.

So all of Germany's solar panels are comparable to 1 very large nuclear power plant after you account for the ~1/3 capacity factor of solar power.
 
2012-05-26 08:48:43 PM  
Sooo, ze Germans really are all smiles und sunshine?
 
2012-05-26 08:55:16 PM  

shArkh: Because you'd think the nominally-sensible jerries would be somewhat less moranic than to abandon the most efficient energy production methods we have available in favour of an unfinished & underdeveloped technology that barely plugs 4% of their electricity consumption?


...huh?

Norbert Allnoch, director of the Institute of the Renewable Energy Industry (IWR) in Muenster, said the 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour fed into the national grid on Saturday met nearly 50 percent of the nation's midday electricity needs.

Or am I missing something? Sounds like solar PV can (and did) provide a whole lot more than 4%.

Also not clear what you mean by "most efficient" when most thermal power plants top out in the mid 30s, which granted is higher than solar but the fuel isn't free, nonpolluting and functionally unlimited.
=Smidge=
 
2012-05-26 08:57:38 PM  

traylor: Lionel Mandrake: In Solar Energy Solarenergie, Deutschland ist Number Ein Nummer Eins

So much this. So viel diese.


FTFY
 
2012-05-26 09:05:32 PM  

Ricardo Klement: Why scary?


It might destroy our precious coal manufacturing jobs.
 
2012-05-26 09:08:35 PM  

cman: It is actually "Nummer", not "Number"


And Eins, not Ein.
 
2012-05-26 09:09:02 PM  
What? We're still manufacturing coal?
 
2012-05-26 09:14:31 PM  

plumbicon: What? We're still manufacturing coal?


My close friends say I can manufacture diamonds from lumps of coal so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2012-05-26 09:15:30 PM  

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Oooooh, the Germans!


Don't mention the war. I did once but I think I got away with it.


Monty, Fawlty. Fawlty, Monty
 
2012-05-26 09:20:16 PM  
Whatever you do, don't mention the sun!
 
2012-05-26 09:22:07 PM  

Kar98: cman: It is actually "Nummer", not "Number"

And Eins, not Ein.


Richtig! Sehr schön.
 
2012-05-26 09:25:55 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: FTFA: German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour

BAD reporter! No cookie!

/ Seriously people, freshman physics.


I came to complain about that. Christ, it would take about 3 minutes for the reporter to learn enough to know what he's talking about, and then he wouldn't have to drop a giant shiat in the first sentence of the article.
 
2012-05-26 09:36:52 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.google.com

Ein! Ein! Ein! Ein! Ein!
 
2012-05-26 09:39:04 PM  
I wonder what a county that's 1/3 desert could produce?
 
2012-05-26 09:51:26 PM  

stuhayes2010: I wonder what a county that's 1/3 desert could produce?


SHUT YER TRAP. THIS IS AMERICA. WE BURN DINOSAUR BONES HERE. IT'S THE ONLY PATRIOTIC THING TO DO!
 
2012-05-26 10:08:13 PM  

Dinobot: [encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 265x190]

Ein! Ein! Ein! Ein! Ein!


i105.photobucket.com
Nein nein nein
Nein nein nein
Nein nein nein
Sag nein
Negativ nein
 
2012-05-26 10:23:02 PM  

Smidge204: shArkh: Because you'd think the nominally-sensible jerries would be somewhat less moranic than to abandon the most efficient energy production methods we have available in favour of an unfinished & underdeveloped technology that barely plugs 4% of their electricity consumption?

...huh?

Norbert Allnoch, director of the Institute of the Renewable Energy Industry (IWR) in Muenster, said the 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour fed into the national grid on Saturday met nearly 50 percent of the nation's midday electricity needs.

Or am I missing something? Sounds like solar PV can (and did) provide a whole lot more than 4%.


They covered 50 % of their midday needs on two sunny days in the Spring, a month before the Solstice.
Solar power isn't as useful on cloudy days or in the winter, and requires a redundant power supply.

/also, not so good for electricity needs at night
 
2012-05-26 10:32:06 PM  

Dinobot: [encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 265x190]

Ein! Ein! Ein! Ein! Ein!


moe.animecharactersdatabase.com
"What?"
 
2012-05-26 10:41:44 PM  
When I was in Koblenz last summer visiting a fort, a rather tall, middle-aged, and generally normal-looking man was wearing a thick chrome collar around his neck with a large hoop and padlock at the front.

So, keep in mind that Germans like to do things differently.
 
2012-05-26 10:43:16 PM  
Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman:

/also, not so good for electricity needs at night


Changing. Enjoy this Wright Brothers moment:

Link
 
2012-05-26 11:16:04 PM  

stuhayes2010: I wonder what a county that's 1/3 desert could produce?


The Saudis are actually heavily investing in solar power because it's reliable given their geography and it frees up more oil to sell to the US/China
 
2012-05-26 11:21:43 PM  
That's about 18.18 DeLoreans
 
2012-05-27 12:26:49 AM  
Die Sonne scheint mit Glitzerstrahl
 
2012-05-27 12:51:40 AM  

Ricardo Klement: Why scary?


Oh, I don't know, could it be because its Germany, birthplace of two World Wars?
 
2012-05-27 01:05:42 AM  

bluorangefyre: Ricardo Klement: Why scary?

Oh, I don't know, could it be because its Germany, birthplace of two World Wars?


In their defense it was an austrian responsible for one of them
 
2012-05-27 01:18:38 AM  

bluorangefyre: Ricardo Klement: Why scary?

Oh, I don't know, could it be because its Germany, birthplace of two World Wars?


Don't mention ze war!
 
2012-05-27 02:02:28 AM  

Hollie Maea: Martian_Astronomer: FTFA: German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour

BAD reporter! No cookie!

/ Seriously people, freshman physics.

I came to complain about that. Christ, it would take about 3 minutes for the reporter to learn enough to know what he's talking about, and then he wouldn't have to drop a giant shiat in the first sentence of the article.


Okay as a member of the GRP (general retarded populous), could you please enlighten me on what you mean, maybe say three minutes worth. I mean it takes 1.21 gigiwatts to to get back to the future, but what does that mean in normal use?
 
2012-05-27 02:37:15 AM  
Great Scott!!
 
2012-05-27 02:38:06 AM  

shArkh: liam76: Ricardo Klement: Why scary?

This.

Because you'd think the nominally-sensible jerries would be somewhat less moranic than to abandon the most efficient energy production methods we have available in favour of an unfinished & underdeveloped technology that barely plugs 4% of their electricity consumption?


No, we forced them to stop burning Jews nearly 70 years ago. Solar was their next best option.
 
2012-05-27 02:39:47 AM  

Girion47: bluorangefyre: Ricardo Klement: Why scary?

Oh, I don't know, could it be because its Germany, birthplace of two World Wars?

In their defense it was an austrian responsible for one of them


And a Serb was responsible for the other.
 
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