|Re: Bush is doing a great job
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Author: Stephan Rose Date: Jun 20, 2008 17:02
On Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:09:59 +0100, dennis@home wrote:
> "Stephan Rose" spammer.com> wrote in message
>> Solar is great, but it's a far cry from "indefinitely". I would however
>> like to see solar usage increase for homes though. I'd love to have
>> solar panels on my house to power the A/C rather than paying horrendous
>> sums to the utility company every month. If I wasn't renting this
>> place, I'd most likely invest in it.
> I wouldn't, the payback period on photovoltaic is horrendous, with
> current cells it will never pay.
> You would be better off just heating water with it because the panels
> cost next to nothing to make.
Tell that to people in Germany. It's not uncommon to see solar panels on
roofs over there used for electricity in the home. Particularly farmers
do it a lot on their barns. It's efficient enough to where the systems
generally tend to generate more energy than they need and excess energy
is then put into the power grid and if at the end of the month more
energy was contributed than consumed, the utility company has to pay them
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