Last week Germany made new records: half of the electricity the country produces came from solar power stations - equivalent to 20 nuclear power plants!
Some people still believe solar, wind and other renewable energy sources are just some kind of marginable eco-fanatic stuff not to be considered as serious alternatives in power generating.
But this kind of thinking is outdated, based on fairy tales told by nuclear industry (both NP- and Military sections) and irresponsible politicians, who think the ordinary people just doesn't understand.
One of the leading industrial countries has made the decision to make the renewables to a reality. Germany leads now the competition of developing smart grids: in a few years they will have small renewable energy units combined to one 200 MW virtual power plant. This new kind of smart grid technology allows little power plants to be handled as a one big unit and to trade electricity in European electricity market. The computerized smart network keeps power output stable and secure and the effectivity of small solar and wind power plants will be enhanced.
Siemens is among the companies to create such a new technology - a company that finished all of its new activities in nuclear industry after Fukushima disaster. German industry is showing us all an example how to adopt quickly new strategies and winning technologies. Let's see how Japan, The USA and China will react. China is already the leader in the world in building new wind power capacity. Japan needs desperately new solutions to replace its doomed nuclear power arsenal. Obama is still trying to run 1990's energy politics by building new unprofitable, hazardous and widely opposed nuclear power plants. But Wall Street and Taxpayers will be the first to ruin these plans: without huge subsidiaries new NPPs won't be possible. Nuclear power is worldwide the most expensive way to generate electricity, if all costs are to be counted. That's how it is. And the Germans now it.
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