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Posted by bealiba on September 3, 2008, 12:29 pm

Nah, you poms will just have to learn to speak merkin.

Look it up. You will never see the US the same way again.

Posted by BobG on October 30, 2008, 5:23 pm

We're almost there... we use decimal inches instead of 1/8ths and
1/16ths and decimal miles instead of furlongs. However, resurveying
all of North America, which is conveniently divided into range,
section and township based on miles and acres will increase
productivity how again?

Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on September 1, 2008, 7:52 pm

As others have pointed out, you will probably do more for global warming
and reduce your electric bill by conservation, than by installing a PV

Eeyore indicated your average insolation to be about 2.5 kWh/m2/day.

You didn't say exactly where you were located, but for the area around
Aberdeen, links from here http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/  (free
registration required) also shows similar insolation values (2.39

That means that your 1.5kW system (assuming the 1.5kW refers to the panel
rating) will generate about 3.4 kWh/day or maybe 105 kWh/month.

You can compare those values to your electric bill to assess whether 8K
for a 1.5 KW PV system makes sense in view of your goals, or whether you
will have any spare power to sell back to the grid.


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