Source: Giulio Barbieri
quote: Michigan taxpayers are paying about 10 times the going rate for electricity to generate it via these solar panels.
quote: She asked me to advise her on some solar air conditioning units they were thinking of buying because the city was getting them for its municipal buildings. That struck me as a little odd because the energy density from solar is so low while the power demand from air conditioning is rather high. But they were in the desert so I supposed it might be possible. I agreed to review the numbers for her.
quote: I still couldn't figure out why the city was going along with it though - anyone who'd taken a college-level course in thermodynamics could've figured out the numbers didn't add up.
quote: The company was located in the city itself.