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October the 15th : Jacobson admited the failure of his electric system and wants cover 2000 km2 of France with mirrors
Monday 31 October 2016, by
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Strangely the day when Mark Z Jabson took note of the simulation of his plan for France (cf porfolio), Part of CSP plants grew from 0,8% to 11,3% of the electricity production such as in Spain or ...in Ethiopia. Indeed those plants store heat and produce electricity on demand. Jacobson has admited his failure.
Before october the 15th:
After october the 15th :
On demad electricity is still too scarce ;
80 GW are required for 15 days, but usual Jacobson CSP plants in US store for 14 hours and would have a total capacity of 20 GW.
CSP is already so expensive in deserts that it would be a foly to build it in France.
Given the solar power in winter , it would have been judicious not to install the mirrors and to keep the thermic storage to store the excess of windpowers but Jacobson’s motto is without storage.
kWh cost woud be four times that of which comes out a new lead nuclear reactor. The overcost of CSP would be 35 billions euros a year, 1,75% of GDP !
France is not a desert !
Jacobson can’t trick once more with Germany, Poland and United-Kingdom, for wich 99% electricity comes out fluctuating energy sources !
It is worse than in France, so Jacobson is wrong for all non mediterranean Europe