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My thoughts and experience on solar self-sufficiency in moderate climates. The article is based on data collected in 2014-2022 from the solar installation on my home.

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Todd Carney on Aug 31, 2022

Very interesting piece, I personally think it is good to have a mix of all different energies. How much do you think we should incorporate other energy sources?

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Thomas Vogel on Sep 1, 2022

Thanks for the feedback Todd. I don't think that solar energy is a silver bullet, it always needs to co-exist with other technologies. I personally think combining wind and solar is the most straight forward approach, as often these two natural sources are complementary (stronger winds in winter). Furthermore, we should work on an energy mix using seasonal storage technologies - e.g. methanol, power2gas or hydrogen synthesized from excess solar energy in summer to cover the dark winter months.

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