Posted by Ron Baker on May 23, 2008, 4:51 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen,
have a lokk to this page, you will see how far the old EUROPE is already
with photovoltaik, (solar for US)
There is plenty of work to do in the states to redurce energy consumption on
non reproducable resources, eg. gas and oil.
Posted by Eeyore on May 24, 2008, 9:33 am
Ron Baker wrote:
The only reason that Germany has so much PV solar is because the German
Goverment SUBSIDISES it ! They can do this whilst the numbers are small without
upsetting the economy too much.
Such a practice is not tenable in the long term unless you fancy ~ $000+ or so
p.a. energy bills for an average home.
Posted by Ron Baker on May 24, 2008, 10:26 am
You are right, that we are getting for 20 years the sam egiven price per
kWh, that is why we have so many, next to
Germany is Spain. But unfortunatley more than 80% of the cells are now comin
from Asia (a lot from China) so we sponsor again
the chinees. But at we are in German ymuch more tense of energy, probably
becasue we pay so much for gas 9US/Gal.
Posted by jp838 on May 25, 2008, 1:24 pm
Wrong, the main Photoivoltaic *Cell* manufacturer were in 2007:
1 Q-Cell (Germany)
2 Sharp (Japan)
Posted by Solar Flare on May 26, 2008, 10:23 pm
Have to get the gasoline prices up much higher before the Amercuns will pay
attention to their glutteny.