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Posted by Derek Broughton on February 9, 2006, 1:50 pm
 
Josh Hill wrote:


Yes, they are indeed underpricing the nuclear produced power.  Not to
mention the coal & oil.  Through various subsidies.


It doesn't have to be remote - I'm 0.5km from the end of the power line.
With costs of $CDN10,000 - $5,000 to bring in the line, it was a
no-brainer to go off-grid.  Power lines cost at least $000/pole, with at
most 100m between poles.  Price goes up depending on requirements for
easements and terrain.  

I would bet anyone more than a mile from the grid could save money
generating their own power, and many people closer to the grid can make it
work.
--
derek

Posted by Josh Hill on February 9, 2006, 7:05 pm
 
On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 09:50:32 -0400, Derek Broughton


Good point. I've seen the one mile figure bandied about, though I
guess even that's just a rule of thumb.

--
Josh

"President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt
have
all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale." - Alberto
Gonzales

Posted by Jim Baber on February 10, 2006, 5:03 pm
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Josh Hill wrote:


You have got to also consider HIGH cost electricity. Pacific Gas &
Electric's rate structure for ordinary residential can go as high as
$.29xxx per kWh if you exceed their baseline usage by 300%.

This means for example in the summer in Fresno CA the baseline is 17.5
kWh per day in the summer, and remember the high temp. in Fresno during
the months of Jul. - Sep. Will be over 93 degrees.  Air conditioning is
a given necessity.  I used an average of 76 kWh each day for those 3
months, and my bills would have been over $590 for just those 3 months.

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Posted by SJC on February 10, 2006, 6:42 pm
 

  I ground source heat pump might be attractive because it is liquid cooled
and would have a higher COP. The tubes in the ground might be expensive,
but a good thermal mass might be less expensive and store some heat for
later. Combine that with some netmetered PV to offset the electric costs
to keep you under the third tier rates and it might pay off, eventually.

Posted by Josh Hill on February 18, 2006, 2:19 pm
 

That's amazing.


"President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt
have
all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale." - Alberto
Gonzales

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