If you wanna get mad, here’s a fresh thread everyone’s dunking on
@FirstProgenitor I think technically speaking too much power really isn't a good thing because the power grid needs to equalize input and output, but that's why we need good storage to balance that out.
It definitely isn't something that benefits from being marketified, blockchained or whatever
@FirstProgenitor I wanna see the QRT ratio on this, but I'm also fine being a safe distance from it out here
@FirstProgenitor dang you sure were right about getting mad, I am gonna fucking spontaneously combust, what the actual fuck
(though at the same time I’m very much not surprised, sigh)
@FirstProgenitor There are actually good technical reasons.
Too much electricity at once is a real problem - like, it can fry circuits, so you got to do something. And solar in particular has some implications for energy quality (stability, phase compensation, it is generated as DC while the grid is AC). So at some point, adding more solar is counterproductive. It does little and costs a lot of resources.
But of course they did pick the one reason that is stupid ("prices too low").
And not everything is DC powered - every motor (vacuums, fans, blenders and more importantly all power intensive industrial machinery) uses AC and would now need alternators.
I don't know if there would be any gains, but certainly not enough to justify replacing all the infrastructure.
The main benefit is using less wire because you don't need three phases and because of skin effect. It can also be used to link between grids of different frequencies, as that would already require a converter anyway.
@FirstProgenitor also like, damn if only we had some technology for storing electricity for later use
@FirstProgenitor that doesn't even make sense?? wouldn't that just make everything cheaper which would make solar more desirable
@FirstProgenitor massively oversimplified, but like, you'd have a big battery which ensures you can always deliver power, water dams already do this, lol
@FirstProgenitor though the case of the water dam is easier since they mostly have to deal with some water and power surges as opposed to complete downtime at night. just saying there is technology to buipd on to solve these issues
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