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    Default Why coal powered electricity and not solar?

    woulds one of you wiser people than me please explain why the RD is spending all this money on coal fired electricity generators especially with their expensive maitenance cost and relatively short life when money invested in solar electricity has none of these drawbacks?

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    Probably due to the higher cost of the solar infrastructure and the sheer amount of panels needed to generate the same amount of electricity as the coal plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granca View Post
    woulds one of you wiser people than me please explain why the RD is spending all this money on coal fired electricity generators especially with their expensive maitenance cost and relatively short life when money invested in solar electricity has none of these drawbacks?
    these are exact same drawbacks of solar power. it's still expensive to install, you need to maintain it and change batteries and panels too, eventually. this is not perpetuum mobile, you know.

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    Because solar is not cost effective. Still needs subsidies.

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    Because the commission was not as vast.

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    Meanwhile:

    Burlington, Vermont Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

    ALL power systems use subsidies..

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    Imagine how many panels would be stolen, no profit in stealing small amounts of coal.

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    Probably also someone high up making a good chunk of change off of the deal...

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    It is worth reading this review :
    http://www.cei-rd.gov.do/ceird/pdf/k...march_2010.pdf

    It suggests why coal is a good option.

    Olly

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