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Posted by Peter Franks on April 6, 2011, 1:34 pm
On 4/6/2011 1:04 AM, Giga2 <Giga2 wrote:

Presumably.  Also, it will have depreciated and have virtually no resale

Posted by Giga2 on April 6, 2011, 7:18 pm

If you think you could get Toms PV instalation for around $000 in ten years
time why do you doubt renewables?

Posted by Peter Franks on April 6, 2011, 7:26 pm
 On 4/6/2011 12:18 PM, Giga2 <Giga2 wrote:

I don't, as I've said, for specific and appropriate locations.  Personal
PV is a choice that I fully support (sans government subsidies).
However, it does have its limits, esp. during nighttime/overcast/low
solar incident times that require an alternative baseload power source.
  Again, personal PV is a /supplemental/ power source.

This has nothing to do w/ my assertion that renewables will never
suffice as a general baseload power source.

Posted by Giga2 on April 7, 2011, 8:42 am

OK but isn't it pretty obvious that if lots of households and smaller energy
users are using such systems for large amounts of their electricity then the
large power station output will be available for baseload purposes?
Personally I think we will have nuclear as an ongoing technology I just
don't support a MASSIVE expansion of it around the world. It would seem that
gas is relatively clean and abundant source for baseload, one which will
reduce rapidly with every new PV, mini-hydro, tidal, wind etc etc

Posted by Melodie de l'Epine on April 14, 2011, 10:05 am
 Le 06/04/11 15:34, Peter Franks a crit :


Maybe; but it will still produce kWh that will offset what he would
otherwise buy of the grid, and the way electricity prices are going,
those offset kWhs are likely to be worth enough to make paying for a new =

inverter worthwhile.


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