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    over a wide enough area. IE, a windmill over your house will not run 24x7 but thousands of windmills across the US certainly can be expected to.

    In addition, solar and wind can be used to create various kinds of 'batteries' - not the conventional sort, but for example pumping water uphill when there is surplus power, and then letting it flow through a turbine when power is needed.

    Solar thermal plants concentrate sunlight on vats of liquid that boil water to create electricity. By filling your vat with some fluid other than water, you can create and store enough heat to continue generating power through the night.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:32:32 AM PST

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      We can also use current and tidal forces to generate electricity.

      There are many ways to store the energy, depending on the terrain and available resources.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 03:37:51 AM PST

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