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Belgium is installing artificial islands for solar power!

Peachey
March 10, 2015 01:37PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 36

Belgium has announced that it will create artificial islands for solar power generation. Yay or Nay on a good idea for USVI? I think it could provide below average cost power without taking up limited land space on the actual islands.

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Re: Belgium is installing artificial islands for solar power!

JohnnyU
March 10, 2015 08:33PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 458

Project developers do not consider the main aim to achieve enormous supply of solar energy at the best price

They're practacally in hurricane alley

Re: Belgium is installing artificial islands for solar power!

wanderer
March 10, 2015 10:58PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 596

According to my (very rough) calculations, there would need to be about 5,000 of such solar islands, and that's just to generate power for STX along. Efficiency is just not there yet.

Re: Belgium is installing artificial islands for solar power!

Peachey
March 10, 2015 11:30PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 36

Quote
wanderer
According to my (very rough) calculations, there would need to be about 5,000 of such solar islands, and that's just to generate power for STX along. Efficiency is just not there yet.

Good point! I just thought it was a neat idea. Solar is getting better, but I don't think it is ready for widespread power consumption yet.

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