Misguided developments in the energy transition
Anyone who is not 100% in our favor is an enemy, a paid lobbyist for the fossil fuel companies, and you can't talk to them. With this attitude, corrections are impossible.
In Germany, there have been 2 crushing blows against the energy transition. Both were led by the proponents of the energy transition in immeasurable stupidity.
Lobbying is always exaggerating, whitewashing, presenting everything in a shiny light. One expects a lobby to exaggerate, but no one expects a lobby to understate and to talk down its own cause. So what should one assume about the 70 GW photovoltaic expansion target? Every normal person had to perceive this as lobbying, as exaggerating the possibilities. Therefore the question was asked: "Why so much effort for sometime 10% of the electricity generation?".
The consequence was the destruction of the German photovoltaic industry in 2013. When such a catastrophe happens, then the mistakes must be worked through. I approached those responsible at all Intersolar trade fairs from 2014 to 2019 about coming to terms with these catastrophic mistakes, no willingness to come to terms at all, only again and again, the evil fossil lobby did it.
The proponents of the energy transition wanted to learn absolutely nothing from the disaster of 2013. That's about as stupid as a defender scoring an own goal in a soccer match and then whining all the time about the unfair opponent. That's why Graichen propagated via Agora Energiewende as early as September 2014 that it would still be possible to get by without storage for up to two decades.
As a result, critics of this nonsense then coined three terms: Flutter power, dark lull and standby power plants. It is night and windless, if 1,000 wind power plants produce just 0 watts, how much electricity would 10,000 wind power plants produce? Every car driver with a combustion engine knows it: You should not immediately rev up the cold engine to maximum power. Starting at -10° and then immediately revving up to 6,000 rpm is very harmful. The same applies to power plants. What if the wind forecast is plus-minus 5 GW? If you don't have power storage, then you have to keep power plants ready to go. It's like running an internal combustion engine at -10° so you can get in and rev it up to 6,000 without any problems.
In an emerging industry, one assumes a 20% price reduction per doubling of the world market. Great, that's how disruption works, the new product becomes cheaper and cheaper and displaces the old product. But this is not the case with electricity storage systems in Germany. Practically unchanged rip-off prices, if you don't use nicely calculated profitability calculations, simply unprofitable.
There are completely different profitability calculations. There is a very wide range. This range is expressed very drastically: The Tesla S plaid is very profitable at 120,000 € because it accelerates to 250 km/h 0.2 seconds faster than the Bugatti Chiron at 3,500,000 €. The Tesla Semi is very profitable because the cost per ton of freight and km is only half that of a truck with a diesel engine.
There is an equally wide range for electricity storage: Electricity storage is very profitable because the failure of this critical infrastructure would cause enormous costs. Electricity storage is very profitable because it yields an average of 5 cents more per kWh on the spot market, but paying off the electricity storage costs only half of the higher yield.
Germany has 25 km³ of underground gas storage. Once upon a time, when Germany exploited Russia with gas prices far too low, the pipelines delivered evenly throughout the year. In summer the storage facilities were filled, in winter they were emptied. If you fill the gas storage facilities with hydrogen instead of methane, you need 3.2 times more volume for the same amount of energy.
If you assume an enormously low storage requirement, then you can say either 8 km³ of methane or 25 km³ of hydrogen, great fits everything.
If, on the other hand, one assumes an energy transition based mainly on solar power, then it would be either 40 km³ of methane or 128 km³ of hydrogen. So either 15 km³ more underground storage for methane or 103 km³ more for hydrogen. Either 60% increase in underground storage or 512% increase for hydrogen.
My study of Germany 100% solar showed that in the winter half-year each CCGT power plant is switched on only 2 times and switched off 2 times. No need for flexible design. Top design criterion best efficiency in continuous operation.
The economy, which is dependent on government contracts, must comply with the requirements of politics, however stupid and expensive they may be.
Headline: "Photovoltaic cannot be put into operation due to lack of grid expansion". With 3 kWh of battery per kW of photovoltaic, you can handle 3 times more photovoltaic with the same grid. If the iron-air batteries keep what they promise, one could go to 20 kWh battery per kW photovoltaic and then one can handle 5 times more photovoltaic with the same power grid. More detailed studies will follow.
Anyone who is not 100% in our favor is an enemy, a paid lobbyist for the fossil fuel companies, and must not be talked to. With this basic attitude, corrections are not possible.
That's why we have to denounce the grotesque German energy transition in all its severity in order to turn all the enemies of this grotesque into fans of a workable energy transition.
What future prospects can be named for today's children? The majority of society has only extremely negative views of the future. This applies to housing alone, a central need of every human being. The search query "housing Germany" brings only disaster reports in the search results. The problems are not to be mastered with conventional methods any longer. Completely new ways of thinking are needed.
If you support these completely new ways of thinking by buying shares, then in a few years you will not only be able to say "I contributed to this", but you will probably also be able to look forward to a considerable increase in the value of these shares.
A club member donates his membership fee to the club and is happy if the club is successful. If not, I have supported a good cause.
A shareholder acquires shares in a stock corporation. If the AG is successful, his shares are worth much more. In the case of GEMINI next Generation AG, his reward for supporting a good cause.
As a shareholder, employee or homebuyer, you will also become part of the countermovement against many negative developments in our society that are detrimental to our survival.
A new shareholder said "I with my very modest investment", but 4,000 times 1,000 € is also 4 million for all investments until the opening of the settlement in Unken as a starting point for worldwide expansion.
Only the Annual General Meeting can resolve the major capital increases, but here is what the Executive Board and Supervisory Board can resolve. The new capital stock is used to perfect the documents for the larger planned capital increases.
Since the last newsletter, there are 5 new shareholders and €15,800 more in the escrow account for the capital increase. There is a reward program for recommending the share. Two of the new shareholders have become so through this reward program.
Here are the details.