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2022-07-05 9:57:02 AM  
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/not subby
 
2022-07-05 10:12:55 AM  
fark you, Annie
 
2022-07-05 10:14:55 AM  
A Finn researcher? Like this guy?

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// "research"
 
2022-07-05 10:15:26 AM  
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2022-07-05 10:16:19 AM  
"And when there was no lithium to be found, we used sand..."

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"You used sand?"
 
2022-07-05 10:22:21 AM  
So it stores heat but the heat never gets converted back into electricity, it's just used as heat.   It says it can heat water but I'm not sure how that works for a large central facility.   Do I turn on the hot water in my shower and then wait 10 minutes for the hot water to come from some central facility or is the plan to put one of these huge things in everyone's back yard?
 
2022-07-05 10:29:45 AM  
Finn was a better character than Rey

/Rey would look better nude, probably
//would really like to verify this theory
///all of the new movies were trash
 
2022-07-05 10:34:06 AM  

the_rhino: /Rey would look better nude, probably


I'm sure there's a Rule 34 or parody porn to prove or disprove that fact.
 
2022-07-05 10:34:25 AM  

Incog_Neeto: So it stores heat but the heat never gets converted back into electricity, it's just used as heat.   It says it can heat water but I'm not sure how that works for a large central facility.   Do I turn on the hot water in my shower and then wait 10 minutes for the hot water to come from some central facility or is the plan to put one of these huge things in everyone's back yard?


Steam heat distribution is pretty common in a lot of municipalities, or was, at least.

You know these guys were sitting in the sauna one night staring at the hot rocks and the idea hit one of them like a bolt from the heavens.
"Aino! I just had the greatest idea for energy storage!"
"Shut it, Toivo."
"No really! With sand!"
"Perkele, Toivo, I didn't come here to talk."
 
2022-07-05 11:17:15 AM  

Incog_Neeto: So it stores heat but the heat never gets converted back into electricity, it's just used as heat.   It says it can heat water but I'm not sure how that works for a large central facility.   Do I turn on the hot water in my shower and then wait 10 minutes for the hot water to come from some central facility or is the plan to put one of these huge things in everyone's back yard?


Every high-rise building has already solved the problem of delayed hot water with recirculating hot water loops. It's not a big deal.
 
2022-07-05 11:55:25 AM  
So the closer you are to the power station, the hotter your house in winter?
 
2022-07-05 12:29:58 PM  

FriarReb98: the_rhino: /Rey would look better nude, probably

I'm sure there's a Rule 34 or parody porn to prove or disprove that fact.'



https://rule34.paheal.net/post/list/Rey/1

Do I have to do all the work around here?
 
2022-07-05 12:44:01 PM  
That simple an answer means it won't work effectively enough (otherwise it would have been done literally centuries ago).
 
2022-07-05 12:59:06 PM  
I found a battery formula that uses sodium and silicon as the bulk, but Na-Si batteries doesn't get past the investors.
 
2022-07-05 1:34:58 PM  
Paraffin wax would be a better substance to store thermal energy. It melts at 37C (99F) so that phase change can be used to store energy.
 
2022-07-05 1:36:37 PM  

Befuddled: Paraffin wax would be a better substance to store thermal energy. It melts at 37C (99F) so that phase change can be used to store energy.


Paraffinium is found on tropical planets, often with high sentinel activity.  Might be difficult to obtain for smaller operations that can't afford protection.
 
2022-07-05 1:41:46 PM  

Incog_Neeto: So it stores heat but the heat never gets converted back into electricity, it's just used as heat.   It says it can heat water but I'm not sure how that works for a large central facility.   Do I turn on the hot water in my shower and then wait 10 minutes for the hot water to come from some central facility or is the plan to put one of these huge things in everyone's back yard?


Steam and chilled water distribution from central plants for heating and cooling is a thing in cities.

Less density would make it less efficient, but that's less important if it's solar powered.
 
2022-07-05 5:33:41 PM  

Incog_Neeto: So it stores heat but the heat never gets converted back into electricity, it's just used as heat.   It says it can heat water but I'm not sure how that works for a large central facility.   Do I turn on the hot water in my shower and then wait 10 minutes for the hot water to come from some central facility or is the plan to put one of these huge things in everyone's back yard?


Duh. They are gonna build them in a single file to hide their numbers from the Russians.
 
2022-07-06 12:45:48 AM  

FriarReb98: the_rhino: /Rey would look better nude, probably

I'm sure there's a Rule 34 or parody porn to prove or disprove that fact.


X-Reys?
 
2022-07-06 6:50:50 AM  

anuran: FriarReb98: the_rhino: /Rey would look better nude, probably

I'm sure there's a Rule 34 or parody porn to prove or disprove that fact.

XXX-Reys?


FTFY.
 
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