Think for a moment about the amount of land it takes to put in solar & farms. You don't hear about Oil & Gas farms do you?
Clearing green lands for solar panels - check.
Making farmland un - workable due to wind farms - check.
Killing livestock to make way for solar farms - check.
It's all about "gravimetric density energy." Oil & gas is 80x. Solar, wind, & battery are about 1x-2x.
One Marcellus Natural Gas Well Pad (1,000 cu. ft. = 1 kilowatt):
12MMcf/day = 12,000 kw (12 MW)
One 2 MW Wind Turbine:
34.8% operation = 696 kw
One 2MW Solar Farm:
24.5% operation = 490 kw
8,000 panels & batteries (@ 250 watts/panel)
The 'dirty' word NUCLEAR.
1 Uranium pellet = 1 ton of coal = 2.79 barrel of oil = 17,000 cf natural gas.
1 Gigawatt = 431 wind mills = 4,000 soar panels
640 acres/1 Gigawatt = 1562.5 kw/acre
As of 2020 there are 67,000 wind turbines in the USA and close to 3 million solar panels with capacity of 120 GW and 100 GW respectively.
That equates to 1.7 MW/windmill & 0.03MW/panel (0.3 kw/panel)
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