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Posted by Giga2 on April 6, 2011, 7:20 pm

No wonder it already booming in Germany!

Posted by Desertphile on April 5, 2011, 5:36 pm

Way cool. I get all of my electricity from 18 photovoltaic panels.
The monastery has over 300!

Desertphile's Desert Soliloquy. WARNING: view with plenty of water
"Why aren't resurrections from the dead noteworthy?" -- Jim Rutz

Posted by Peter Franks on April 5, 2011, 7:14 pm
 On 4/5/2011 2:10 AM, Tom P wrote:

What was the installed cost (/total/ cost, including out of pocket,
incentives, rebates, etc.)?

I live in Las Vegas, a *perfect* place to install PV.  Last time I
seriously looked (few years ago), out of pocket installed cost was
around $0K USD, including rebates.  Conclusion: not cost effective.

I'm in to PV for ONE THING: save $$.  I don't care about the technology
(I find it ugly), and we have local hydro (although only a small
percentage is used for local power, most goes to CA), so environmental
impact is at or near zero.

Posted by Bruce Richmond on April 6, 2011, 1:21 am
Congrats!  You have done a good thing.  I hope your return on
investment goes as planned.  Despite being a skeptic about the extent
of AGW I am in complete agreement that fossil fuels are a finite
resource and that we need to find other means of providing our energy.


Posted by rasterspace on April 6, 2011, 1:30 am
 well, Fossilized Fuels is just a tradename;
it has exactly no technical meaning, unless
you consider the old idea that "sediments pile-up
on the seafloor, and their weight creates 'petroleumTM.'"

waht is the total life-cycle cost of these 17 units, or
just the total energy of manufacture & shipping & installation,
for starters?

note that the only difference between biodieselTM and
"regular," is teh bouquet of particular plants (see this illustrated
in the "edudocumentary, Fuel!")

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