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Old Posted May 25, 2019, 2:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug View Post
Just listened to an interview with the City of Medicine Hat official in charge of the project. It was always considered an experiment to evaluate viability of concentrated solar at high latitudes. The conclusion is that the technology only works for a few months in the summer, even in one of Canada's sunniest locations. The analysis states that gas would need to be $22 per GJ for concentrated solar to be considered an alternative. That would require a 1,000% carbon tax
If that's right, then I agree the technology isn't good enough. Was that interview on the radio?
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