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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    And there is this project... not sure how real it is, but makes sense if they could build the underwater infrastructure.



    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/au...r-up-spore-too
    I call bullshit on that one. Undersea cables are phenomenally expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine
    I call bullshit on that one. Undersea cables are phenomenally expensive!
    That's what I thought. The physics and economics don't quite line up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine
    It's totally daft (and very inefficient) for every Tom Dick and Harry to install solar or batteries when large scale, coordinated and well connected power companies can do it instead.
    We'll see. I suspect it will become decentralized. Housing developments and factories are not small users. The power generation industry like big things as that is the way the industry has been for many years.

    I can see a time soon when European countries will ban gas domestic water heaters for new build as they are pretty polluting and home insulation gets better after a few years, also limit the Amps supplied to each house and require local domestic electric energy storage. This is just based off a casual chat with an R&D guy from a large European tankless combination boiler company who also happened to be at the same discussion. They were doing R&D for 10 years hence with a massive Chinese battery system provider. No one knows for sure there will be many solutions but legislation will be a big part of the drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    That's what I thought. The physics and economics don't quite line up.
    And Singapore already has twice as much power plant as they need, and committments to buy the gas to fuel it for decades....
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    That's what I thought. The physics and economics don't quite line up.


    China has been leading the way with the technology

    https://www.scmp.com/business/articl...ver-bullet-rid

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine
    And Singapore already has twice as much power plant as they need, and committments to buy the gas to fuel it for decades....
    But apart from the economics and the lack of need it is totally feasible
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    But apart from the economics and the lack of need it is totally feasible
    Physics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Physics?
    There are currently power lines of 2000Kms. Singapore to Australia is around 3000Kms

    Feasible - No Idea not yet perhaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    There are currently power lines of 2000Kms. Singapore to Australia is around 3000Kms

    Feasible - No Idea not yet perhaps
    2000km underwater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    2000km underwater?
    No 600 Kms seems to be the longest under the sea.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submar...current_cables
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