Posted by Bill on July 5, 2008, 1:39 am
Seems everyone realizes solar works now. The public lands belong to
the people. Private companies have no business on public lands of
the United States. Be it ANWR or utility lines. Why not set up a
nationwide remote net metering law. Where any citizen can set up their
own PV power plant on BLM land and kick off all the utility wannabees.
Posted by Cydrome Leader on July 7, 2008, 3:04 pm
You're going to trek to the desert and install 50 watts of solar cells and
kicked out the utilities that can actually provide useful amounts of
Tell me more about how this works.
Posted by Bill on July 10, 2008, 8:07 am
The way it works is say 30 million acres are dedicated to solar. Thus
every person in the United States would be given rights to 1/10th of
an acre. Yes utilities are people however, they should ony be
entitled to their fair share or 1/10th an acre. Say you install 4000
square feet on your rights that is enough energy or 480 KW-hrs per
day. Maybe you install this amount over a generation. You should
have the legal right to connect to the grid. Thus, you would be
entitled to use 480 Kw-Hrs of electricity a day and extra and you
would be paid the retail rate for electricity minus the grid
maintenence fee. So you would be paid about $0 a day on top of not
having an electric bill.
The utilities want it the other way they want to control the pv rights
on your land and then have the gall to charge you the market rate.
Posted by Cydrome Leader on July 10, 2008, 10:29 pm
where did that number come from? let's say 500 billion acres are for
what a scam- having to buy electricty at market rates.
Posted by Bill on July 12, 2008, 12:22 am
Because 500 billion acres is over 10 times the amount of land on
earth. 30 million acres is about the size of Iowa.
Whether you like to believe it or not land is scarce in America. If
every person owned 10 acres on earth we would run out of land.