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Posted by thepixelfreak on July 23, 2008, 6:24 pm

Just wondering.

How can we change (via incentives) the Housing industry and Solar
industry such that solar panels could be installed at the time a house
is built and included in the initial cost of the home thereby
benefiting through economies of scale. I'm talking about the big home
builders etc.

Imagine entire neighborhoods where each home has high efficiency, grid
connected solar panels. Take that image further and imagine hundreds of
thousands of homes nationwide using solar panels as an electricity




Posted by dold on July 23, 2008, 9:04 pm


Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA  GPS: 38.8,-122.5

Posted by thepixelfreak on July 23, 2008, 10:04 pm
 On 2008-07-23 14:04:47 -0700, dold@90.usenet.us.com said:




Posted by We Can Do It on July 24, 2008, 7:19 pm
<>> How can we change (via incentives) the Housing industry
and Solar

Start the rolling blackouts and keep the price of oil and gas
increasing. It will only be a matter of time and off grid
heating and cooling will be in demand.

The OP's question is kinda like "how do we teach Americans to
be more self sufficient?" Just close all the grocery stores
and gas stations, give everyone a rifle a shovel and some
seeds and in 20 years all what's left will be very self
sufficient. Without a BIC lighter most Americans cant light a
cigarette let alone kill and dress some meat and cook it over
a fire they lit themselves. I think a lot of kids these days
couldn't tell you where milk comes from other than the

As long as we can waste energy like there is no tomorrow and
delay paying for it we will waste energy like there is no


Posted by Morris Dovey on July 23, 2008, 9:11 pm
 thepixelfreak wrote:

Send all professors teaching architecture courses to live in unheated
barracks in North Dakota for a full year starting on the first of March...

...and divide up the incomes of the non-survivors to increase the
salaries of the successful survivors.

Could also require that architectural, construction, and HVAC
contracting firms and their executives, managers, and foremen be
required to reimburse homebuyers for 2/3 of the heating and
air-conditioning costs for all new construction.


Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA

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