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Posted by Dirk Bruere at NeoPax on October 29, 2009, 4:42 am
 


TheM wrote:

breakeven, owing to all the previously lost energy.

confusing energy break even with economic break even.  I

the real world.

the road,

energy surplus.

go. I know I could run my home office off a couple of

Depends on the size of the PV installation.
Above 1kW and it doesn't add that much cost % wise

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Dirk

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Posted by vaughn on October 28, 2009, 12:49 pm
 




Yes, but economic break even is also an important concept.  For example; PV
economic break even will come far sooner for the off-grid person who is
presently converting gasoline to kilowatt-hours than it would for someone
contemplating a grid-tie syestem in an area with cheap electricity.


Again, maintenance is mostly an economic issue, it has less to do with net
energy.  That said, I agree that maintenance is an important and often
overlooked factor.


   Yes, but demand, and the competition that demand generates, is a main
driver for improving technology.  If we just fold our arms and wait for
technology to improve in the absence of demand, technology improvement is
unlikely to ever happen.

Vaughn



Posted by Josepi on October 29, 2009, 1:38 pm
 

Somebody has to take one "for the team"



Posted by Dirk Bruere at NeoPax on October 28, 2009, 1:27 am
 

Don Lancaster wrote:

Over here we pay around 15c per kWhr for mains electricity.
Do the sums.

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Dirk

http://www.transcendence.me.uk/  - Transcendence UK
http://www.theconsensus.org/  - A UK political party
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onetribe  - Occult Talk Show

Posted by vaughn on October 26, 2009, 8:16 pm
 



Sorry, but your memory seems to have divided the price by a factor of 2.
They are actually $.98/Watt.  Mine is doing a great job for me.

http://sunelec.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id $

Vaughn



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