Belgium is installing artificial islands for solar power!  

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Peachey
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March 10, 2015 4:37 pm  

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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JohnnyU
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March 10, 2015 11:33 pm  

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


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wanderer
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March 11, 2015 1:58 am  

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.


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Peachey
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March 11, 2015 2:30 am  

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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