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(Rob Jeffrey) South Africa - Weaknesses of Solar and Wind, Myths and Questions
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Rob Jeffrey, Independent Economic Risk Consultant: It is claimed that wind and solar are the cheapest sources of electricity and these sources should dominate the future electricity supply. This paper focuses on known additional costs and subsidies which are not taken into account by their advocates. Advocates of wind and solar claim a cost of 62cents/kWh. This is, however, the price at the gate of the supplier. It does not include all the costs of supply necessary to convert this electricity from non-dispatchable electricity supply to dispatchable electricity supply at the point of supply to the customer. These are in effect direct subsidies to solar and wind suppliers, whereas they should be added as a cost to the renewable energy suppliers

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