[clug] OT: Solar power recommendations and advice

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Apr 20 20:00:49 MDT 2010

David Cottrill wrote:
> We had a guest lecturer, an electrical engineer from ACTEW a 3 years ago.
> According to him there are only two sources of power for Canberra. Coal 
> and Snowy hydro, the rest is drops in the ocean, but things are shifting 
> slightly with grid solar and that wind farm over the back fence.
> He emphasised (endlessly) 24 hours to switch on/off an extra coal tubine 
> or two minutes for hydro.

I'd be interested in getting someone like this to talk at CLUG... Its 
not linux, but its engineering.


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