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Author Topic: Ecotricity to build "hybrid" power farms  (Read 3388 times)
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« on: October 21, 2015, 02:07:58 PM »

http://renews.biz/100143/ecotricity-to-add-15mw-solar/

They're putting solar PV plants into the same places as their wind farms - seems sensible?
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 12:04:06 PM »

http://renews.biz/102777/ecotricity-seals-hybrid-double/
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 01:18:04 PM »

makes perfect sense to me   and put a battery on site as well

http://solar.cleantechnology-business-review.com/news/windlab-and-eurus-energy-partner-to-build-1200mw-wind-and-solar-energy-park-in-australia-271015-4702111


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"In combination, these natural resources can provide a net capacity factor approaching 70%, better than "base load" coal utilisation in Queensland.

"This particular site has been carefully mapped and we know it is predominantly windy through the afternoon and into the evening, and obviously experiences sunlight during daylight hours. This resource profile ensures almost constant energy production.

"Coupled with state of the art grid storage Kennedy will be able to match North Queensland's' current energy demand profile more than 80% of the time," Price added.

Earlier this year, Windlab and Eurus signed a pact to build 20MW Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm in Victoria.

Windlab recently built the 207MW Collgar wind farm in Western Australia, with an estimated capacity factor of nearly 50%.

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2016, 01:22:10 AM »

It may be relevant that a big retail bond issue, from 6 or 7 years ago, is maturing this year.  All that cash is either going to have to be repaid (unless the investors can be tempted to put it straight back in.)  Mind you, it has paid around 7% interest so far...  Let's hope he has enough money in the kitty to pay up on maturity!
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2016, 08:24:52 AM »

One of the big attractions of a wind farm is that it really doesn't interfere with agricultural uses of the land, while solar farms need shade-free sunlight (without, say, any big towers in the way with big blades on them). You save a bit on the grid connection because the two energy sources aren't going to peak at the same time, but that's about it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2016, 09:24:31 AM »

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One of the big attractions of a wind farm is that it really doesn't interfere with agricultural uses of the land, while solar farms need shade-free sunlight (without, say, any big towers in the way with big blades on them). You save a bit on the grid connection because the two energy sources aren't going to peak at the same time, but that's about it.

But I suppose there is always an area of land to the south of a group of Towers/turbines that will always be shade free. They always have an exclusion zone around the group of towers but now just use some of that southern area for panels.
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