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I'm on the Mono developers mail list. When I click Reply, Mail addresses it to the original sender, not the list. I looked through prefs, but can't see anything about selecting which reply-to address to use.   Does anyone have some advice?
"Apple partners with SunPower to build twin 20-megawatt solar plants in China" Ok.... "which when combined will provide up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of power each year." Not physically possible. There are 8760 hours in a year. Half of that is night, leaving 4380. Some of that is sunrise and sunset, when the light has little energy. That removes about 1/5th of the daily energy. Now you're around 3504. And unless they have no clouds in China, that's another 1/3rd...
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1) You're comparing LCoE to $/W. Duh. 2) My division of CAPEX by nameplate rating is precisely how the entire industry values installs. It's called "price per watt", and it's used by every power source to get a rough estimate of total CAPEX in comparison to other installs. For instance, if one installer quotes you $275MM for a 250MW plant, and another quotes $250MM for 235, which is better? 1.1 vs. 1.06... the second one is the better deal. 1&2) You can multiply $/W by...
Which, if you care to look in THE VERY DOCUMENT I QUOTED, lists O&M costs on solar at about 0.25 cents/kWp/year, which means that the total management costs are a few million dollars in total. It remains a terrible deal.
It's still a terrible deal no matter what the terms all. Here is how to examine any buildout. First you need the dollar amount: The $848 million solar power deal Then you need the array size: First Solar is constructing a 280-megawatt solar farm Then you divide the dollars by the size: 848 / 280 ~= $3/Watt Then you compare that number with the going rate for commercial systems, as found on page 11 of this...
My only complaint is the lack of transparency. Times don't really bother me. You can regain control of the precise date of release by using manual release and pushing forward to the next point. For instance, if you (like me) want your releases to go out on Saturday, build in a one-week extra delay so if Apple releases on Monday just wait. That might sound annoying, and it is, but it's not killer by any means. And if that's the price of keeping malware out of the store, I...
"It's a good thing but when you are one of the guys whose life is being disrupted then you are not necessarily looking forward to the event." Don't you wish you heard this from every CEO? You know, truth and the acceptance that this is both scary yet exciting and good for everyone.
Nope. The data you posed was clearly labeled 2008. In the period between 2008 and today, the price of nuclear plants doubled, the price of wind fell 3 times, solar fell 7 times and gas plants fell 2 times. Here's the numbers taken in 2014 predicting 2015: http://www.lazard.com/PDF/Levelized%20Cost%20of%20Energy%20-%20Version%208.0.pdf Turn to page 2. Wind, gas and solar are all significantly less expensive than nuclear. They also take about 1/5th the time to build, which...
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