This is simply a money making operation for a few!!
The claim that solar panels plus a few mega-batteries can power the entire world represents one of the ‘green’ energy cult’s sillier moments. And there are plenty to choose from, to be sure.
Powering a domestic house with solar panels and batteries is possible, but costly. Especially if the batteries are lithium-ion numbers, the kind peddled by California’s Elon Musk.
Most serious and truly off-grid systems use lead-acid batteries and have a diesel generator as backup; a very common configuration in Australia’s vast outback – on remote sheep and cattle stations, for example.
But, the idea put forward by Musk that “to power the whole Earth” we need just solar panels and “some batteries” is simply remote from all reason and reality. As Alex Epstein explains below.
Refuting the myth that just a small area of solar panels plus storage can power the world
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