Island of Sark could lose it's electricity!

Discussion in 'Energy' started by silversod, Nov 15, 2018.

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  2. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    One of the sunniest places in the British Isles? Isn't that like saying "One of the warmest places in the Arctic"? ;)

    Too bad the island doesn't lie a few thousand miles south of its location:

    From Energy Manager Today: "Greek Island Will Run Exclusively on Wind and Solar Power"

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  3. LOL If someone could find renewable energy equipment that could run on grey cloud & rain we'd be quids in. :D
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  4. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    I'm an Anglophile, but the expression "quids in" is a new one on me! From what Mr. Google says, I take that it means the exact opposite of a damp squib. :p
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  5. Quid is a slang term for the British £. the term "Quids in" means to make money from. :)
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  7. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Thanks! :)

    And now I'm kicking myself. I knew that "a quid" means a British pound sterling, but somehow I never connected that to "quids in". :(

    Well, to redeem myself, here's a very nice Nat'l Geographic article on the subject of this thread:

    "How a Pacific Island Changed From Diesel to 100% Solar Power"

    And one of those breathtaking NG photos, which sadly can't be reproduced here in its full glory. Please visit the link and enjoy! :)

    Photograph by Daniel Lin
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