Friday, 2 December 2016

Rampion Ramps Up The Cost Of Offshore Wind.

Everything you need to know about Rampion here:

Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is rated at 400.2 MW and will cost £1.596 billion.

That's a costs of £3.99 Billion/GW installed.


Rampion will deliver Intermittent Electricity, capable of Intermittently Powering 283,444 homes [which works through to a Capacity Factor of 31.8%]. Its 'Expected Life' is 25 years.


By contrast, Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant will deliver 24/7 Electricity, capable of On-Demand Powering of 6,406,501 homes [its capacity factor is 90%].
Its 'Design Life is 60 years.

A bit of very simple Arithmetic:

(Hinkley Homes Powered x Design Life)
divided by
(Rampion Homes Powered x Expected Life)
= 54

We'd need to build 54 Rampions to deliver the same amount of electricity as Hinkley !

That would cost 54 x £1.596 billion = £86.18 billion

 For this money, nuclear power would supply about 4X more Low-Carbon electricity - 24/7, On-Demand.

The area Rampion occupies is 79 sq. km. 
54 Rampions would occupy an area equivalent to 
65 km x 65 km

Coincidentally, that's just about the area occupied by the complete map [above] showing the location of Rampion.

Hinkley sits on a site 870 m x 870 m
[About the size of the letter 'H' in SOUTH DOWNS]



Monday, 7 November 2016

14.67% Capacity Factor For Wind Power In China In 2015 !!!!!





BUT THEY LET IT SLIP IN THIS REPORT !


ASIA: REMARKABLE YEAR FOR CHINA For the seventh year in a row, Asia was the world’s largest regional market for new wind power development, with capacity additions totalling nearly 33.9 GW. 

In terms of annual installations China maintained its leadership position. China added 30.8 GW of new capacity in 2015, once again the highest annual number for any country ever. This is almost twice the 2013 figure, when China installed 16 GW of new capacity. 


In 2015, wind power generation reached 186.3 TWh, accounting for 3.3% of total electricity generation . This follows a pattern of steady increase in wind based electricity generation despite heavy curtailment. In 2012, wind-generated electricity in China was just over a 100 TWh, accounting for 2% of the country's total electricity output. Wind provided almost 135 TWh of electricity in 2013, contributing 2.6% of the country's total electricity generation . Total wind power generation reached over 153 TWh in 2014, 2.78% of total electricity generation. 

The Chinese wind market almost doubled its capacity from 75 GW in 2012 to reach[ed] 145 GW by the end of 2015, reinforcing China’s lead in terms of cumulative installed wind power capacity.
And Here's How It Works Out:

Yeeaa !! A Global Grid to Transport Clean Energy Around The World !!
Let's Take Notice of China - 
They Know How To Do It !!!!!

Monday, 23 May 2016

Offshore Wind - Guess What ! - THE BIGGER THE TURBINES, THE MORE IT ALL COSTS !!!

Hot off the press:  23/05/2016 9:38 am

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm is rated at 588 MW and will cost £2.6 billion.

That's a costs £4.42 Billion/GW installed.

Beatrice will supply 450,000 homes which works through to a Capacity Factor of 35.9%

It's 'Operational Phase' is 25 years. So over its working life it will deliver 46.2 TW hours of intermittent, low-carbon electricity.

By contrast, Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant will deliver 1513.7 TWh of 24/7, on demand, low-carbon electricity.

33 offshore wind farms, the size of Beatrice, would have to be constructed to deliver the same units of electricity as Hinkley.

33 x £2.6 billion = £85.8 billion.

Hinkley's cost ranges between £18 and £24.5 billion, so:

 For this money, nuclear power would supply about 4X more low-carbon electricity (24/7, on demand). 

From that website slide, the area of Beatrice 'eyeballs' at about 18 km x 8 km = 144 sq km

33 such windfarms would occupy an area of 4752 sq km, which is near enough 70 km x 70 km.
That's about the area of the sea's surface shown on the inset map.
Hinkley sits on a site 870 m x 870 m.


Thursday, 26 November 2015

UK WINDFARM SCAM - Nuclear Gives 78% More And Costs 25% Less !



Using data available from the Hinkley Point C, Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm, Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Park and 'renewableUK' websites, this is the 
Simple Arithmetic:















Monday, 14 September 2015

Offshore Wind Farm Stretches From Lands End and Past Orkney !

The simple question is:

What area of Offshore Site would be needed to generate as much electricity every year as the 0.82 km x 0.82 km site of:     Hinkley Point C ?
At 0.82 km wide, it would need to be 
1600 km Long !
The Seagulls Can't Believe It ?





Sunday, 25 January 2015

UKIPenergysense

They've only been there 10 minutes and they've kicked Wind Farms in the Crotch!



59 votes to 57 votes to Outlaw Public Subsidies for Wind Farms!

And 'It's The UKIP Votes wot won it'

It means less of your and my money disappearing down the black-hole of renewables.

Well done you guys: Douglas Carswell's Blog