Posted by SolarFlare on January 2, 2006, 1:43 am
Don't mention the chicken guns. The USanians will be
wanting them too...LOL
of the future. There
rough on birds.
rotate fast enough to hurt
modern generators are
find them quite
environmental groups has
that could get hit by
cannon (and it would
Posted by Merlin-7 KI4ILB on January 3, 2006, 4:39 am
Hmmm What's wrong with cleaning out the gene pool?
After all it is not like they can not see it.
We already have the goverment protecting us from ourselfs.
Let me think this thru....
Clean wind power vrs coal burning power plants....lets just slowly poison
the whole earth and worry about a few birds...hmmmmmm
Posted by Texan on January 1, 2006, 4:23 pm
Your just not "getting it". Your still thinking central generation
and that's not what PV is all about. Quit thinking electrical grids
and start thinking about home generation.
In west Texas you have ranches of thousands of acres or areas where
the nearest electrical transmission line is miles away. To connect to
the electrical grid is simply economicly impracticle.
I have a friend, a peer who is making a very good living installing
solor electrical systems in that area. Obviously he is a licensed
electrical contractor and he has chosen this as his buisness
He charges approximatly $0K for a complete system sized to power a
typical home and surrounding outbuildings. He also sells service
contracts for those who choose not to do their own maintenance.
Typicaly this maintenance consists of checking batteries, voltages,
waveforms, cleaning the protective glass, checking electrical
connections, etc. on a scheduled basis. He's doing quite well.
If you live in a metropolitin area central grids are usually the best
way to go. If you are in a rural area or even a third world country,
where grids are not in place and a village generator with it's fuel
and maintenance issues are a major factor, PV is the most efficiant
depending on local conditions.
Posted by Bret Cahill on December 21, 2005, 8:34 pm
< Fine, show me a place where I can buy a solar
< thermal/stirling electric power generator for a few cents/watt
< in the 1 to 10 KW range.
A 25 kW model is available at Stirling Energy Systems
wwwstirlingenergy.com but right now you'll need to buy thousands.
Unlike pure Si there's no way the price can remain above a few
cents/watt for long. They WILL be selling lower power models before
Posted by Texan on January 1, 2006, 4:55 pm
You need to do some more research. The solor industry is now a multi
Billion doller industry. There are numerous publications, trade groups
and companies in the buisness. Even the american national electrical
code has sections devoted to standards and safely hooking up solor