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too much renewable

jumperjumper Posts: 1,377Member
In central Europe Germany's copious wind power messes up grid.

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  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 11,809Member
    edited February 2017
    It's an interesting ( >:) ) problem. Distributed smaller renewable energy sources are wonderful, but unless there is some really solid generating capability feeding the grid, you run into some really fascinating frequency and phase control problems. Even paralleling two or more generators close together can get tricky -- if they are separated by any significant distance... and it all has to run perfectly, all the time, untended.
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Posts: 10,363Member
    Thomas Edison and others had a lot of problems getting generators to cooperate with each other early on.

    They didn't give up though.



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  • Paul48Paul48 Posts: 4,492Member
    He just had to ask Tesla :wink:
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 11,809Member
    ChrisJ said:

    Thomas Edison and others had a lot of problems getting generators to cooperate with each other early on.

    They didn't give up though.



    Didn't say it couldn't be done -- it's done all the time. Just that there are some interesting (!) problems associated with doing it.
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
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