Island of Sark could lose it's electricity!

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

  1. silversod

    silversod Member

    One of the Channel Islands in the English channel could lose it's electricity and the residents forced to leave in weeks if the price row continues, It's expensive stuff there with the current price of electricity at £0.66 / $0.84/kWh. They need Tesla battery storage there to rescue them:D

    It's one of the sunniest places in the British Isles.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...pply-channel-islands-government-a8633556.html
     
  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. silversod

    silversod Member


    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. silversod

    silversod Member

    Quid is a slang term for the British £. the term "Quids in" means to make money from. :)
     
  6. 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! :)

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    Photograph by Daniel Lin
     
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