Originally Posted by Hukkel
I thought CPU mining was useless and only GPUs are interesting.
What kind of money does a 4P get in revenues on a monthly basis? And can you actually transfer it is realworld money?
Solar power is not as easy as it sounds. I heard from a collegue who has panels they actually produce much more in spring than in summer. Because when they get hot they get inefficient. So you would need to cool them. So setting up the Sahara with them wouldn't be ideal.
Places in Abu Dhabi are fully powered by solar panels. It's the difference between high end and mainstream ones. Also, they require maintenance over time. With the direct current photovoltaics deliver you could easily use the same source for cooling as well. That's also the difference between engineering and hobbying. I couldn't manage it tbh at this point. Semiconductors are difficult beasts to tame, think of all the yield issues and technology problems TSMC, GloFo and Intel still encounter after the experience they have in the field.
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It depends on the semiconductors, how hard they saturate etc. even if efficiency drops with temperature (electricity always conduct less in heat) the light that drops daily on the Sahara is massive and is totally wasted as of now.