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Posted by Honka Honka Burnin' Love on June 5, 2004, 6:18 pm
 
http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040605_579.html



Posted by Brent Geery on June 5, 2004, 8:45 pm
 
On Sat, 5 Jun 2004 13:18:17 -0500, "Honka Honka Burnin' Love"


Only a moron would call that "balanced".  It's pure anti-solar crap.

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Posted by John Phillips on June 5, 2004, 10:12 pm
 On Sat, 05 Jun 2004 13:45:57 -0700, Brent Geery



Your lack of intellect and objectivity is not becoming.



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Posted by Mark Little on June 5, 2004, 10:27 pm
 

I use solar power myself, and I couldn't see that the article was too far
from reality. I would be very suprised if, in my lifetime, solar energy
contributed more than 15% of the total grid. The capacity to cheaply store
energy for the night and extended cloudy periods is not there yet.

So, instead of an un-informative "It's pure anti-solar crap", how about
telling us where you think it is wrong and why.

Mark



Posted by Solar Guppy on June 5, 2004, 11:26 pm
 The Article claims solar panel production doubled in the last 5 years , the
off a bit ...

http://streference.jrc.cec.eu.int/pdf/Status%20Report%202003.pdf

its closer to 400% increase

That article says two inverter failures in 19 years ... seems pretty good to
me , the issue was they were depending on the utility to put in a new one
for free. If you going to look at things that broke , I bet Mass Electric
changed a few parts on the grid side in 19 years

he article says water corrodes the cells ... not true ... thought the
terminal bonding strip will rust ...

So Mass electric did a poor install , water got into the Jbox ... Gee I
guess solar can't make because the utility did a so-so job on the install ,
I am so surprised ..

In general , it would seem what this article is really about is starting to
set the public tone , planting in the mind of the general public that COAL
is our savoir

What ever powers make money from us being dependant on an oil economy are
licking there chops for the next profit center for this century , once again
damn the environment all for profit.





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