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Posted by Eeyore on July 22, 2009, 1:27 am
 


Jean Marc wrote:


I see no relevance to my point. Governments aren't subsidising gasoline, it
makes sense financially to the end user without any aid and even when highly
taxed.

Graham


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Posted by Jean Marc on July 22, 2009, 6:27 am
 


In some countries, and to some extend, electricity is made from petrol. It
will pay on the long term to prepare for the (economical) end of it, not
having 99% of the population looking for alternate energy at the same time,
with no industry prepared for it.



Posted by spaco on July 14, 2009, 10:03 pm
 If you are serious and you are asking here, don't do it at all.
   You need some formal training in electrical power production before
doing anything else.

The people here are doing net metering on a small scale.   You will only
  get avoided-cost income (wholesale) from a utility.

Pete Stanaitis
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Chris wrote:



Posted by Eeyore on July 20, 2009, 12:23 am
 

spaco wrote:


I couldn't agree more. I forget in my own post to mention the need to have
or learn some science skills too.

Whatever you do, don't do it for 'bleeding heart for the planet' reasons.
You might actually be making things worse through ineffective use of
resources.

You might also care to look at solar thermal generation too. The greenies
are whooping that it costs ONLY 3 times to generate as current grid
electricity even though it's more efficient than PV solar. It's a better
start than PV though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS10_solar_power_tower

Finally, the most effective use of solar currently on a home scale is to
(pre) heat water, where efficiencies can be high.

Graham

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Posted by Eeyore on July 20, 2009, 12:16 am
 

Chris wrote:


1MW peak output on a hot sunny day ( you realise they don't produce power
when it's dark ? ) , or in the middle of winter ? And WHERE ? The sun
shines a lot more in southern states, so you've ignored the most
important variables.

You need to learn your subject first. You seem to have no idea even of
the basics I'm afraid, never mind the details. Try reading up the
subject. There's vast resources online but avoid those that claim you
canvert your home to solar for $5,000 or whatever, they are just
fraudsters.

Unless you have a compelling reason such as living off-grid, electricity
is best supplied by the grid where large generators can generate it bulk
with all the attendant cost benefits and multiple back-ups.

Graham

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