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Conservatives - cold weather prevents solar power from working

https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/ status/109109545401047859 whatnext01/31/19
I don’t read either link as necessarily saying that. You persius01/31/19
Hoft is the dumbest man on the internet, it's definitely wha whatnext01/31/19
Clearly you’ve never driven a Prius in the snow. They don eagleton01/31/19
I’ve used a Prius to get around in the snow in Vermont. whatnext01/31/19
I borrowed one for a week in New England when my suv broke d eagleton01/31/19
I mean there are obviously better cars for that, but I never whatnext01/31/19
I got stranded in about an inch of snow, but it was easy to eagleton01/31/19
tat's not actually true. Once built, wind and solar have lo dingbat01/31/19
whatnext (Jan 31, 2019 - 5:21 pm)

https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/status/1091095454010478593

https://twitter.com/gatewaypundit/status/1090609215545184256

Apparently the sun stops emitting light when it gets cold out. These are people the President trusts for his news.

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persius (Jan 31, 2019 - 6:49 pm)

I don’t read either link as necessarily saying that. You realize even as far south as Alaska they get 24 hours of darkness in winter? The other one sounds more like a comment on the reliability and suffiency of solar. Even middle America has short winter days that are often overcast.

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whatnext (Jan 31, 2019 - 6:51 pm)

Hoft is the dumbest man on the internet, it's definitely what he's saying.

And Priuses work in the snow, too.

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eagleton (Jan 31, 2019 - 7:12 pm)

Clearly you’ve never driven a Prius in the snow. They don’t work.

I’m a big fan of solar for my own personal use because I have the disposable income to buy it to increase my off the grid capabilities. But I don’t have 18000 dollars lying around for the two Tesla batteries (or any competitor they are the same price) to store the generated power . Solar also isn’t price competitive without government subsidies, but I’m hopeful it improves in the coming decades. I wouldn’t cal it green tho, especially considering the manufacturing process for the panels and the materials needed for the batteries

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whatnext (Jan 31, 2019 - 8:23 pm)

I’ve used a Prius to get around in the snow in Vermont.

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eagleton (Jan 31, 2019 - 8:28 pm)

I borrowed one for a week in New England when my suv broke down. They are terrible in the snow. Worse than rear wheel drive sports cars. No issues with them otherwise

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whatnext (Jan 31, 2019 - 8:33 pm)

I mean there are obviously better cars for that, but I never got stranded. Honda Civic I drove for 10 years drove the same in inclement weather.

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eagleton (Jan 31, 2019 - 8:38 pm)

I got stranded in about an inch of snow, but it was easy to push out because it’s so light. This was an 07 Prius I think. It was by far the worst thing I’ve ever driven in the snow

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dingbat (Jan 31, 2019 - 10:16 pm)

tat's not actually true. Once built, wind and solar have lower operating costs than fossil fuels and nuclear plants.

As of 2017, even taking construction costs into account wind and hydroelectric are cheaper than coal, nuclear, and conventional combustion, with only combined-cycle combustion being more cost-effective - though that's very much dependent on the price of gas.
~solar, on the other hand, is ridiculously expensive)

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