quote: So is solar better used on a house instead of a power plant
quote: For home applications, the ~20 year payback time is really crippling since most people only stay in a home for about 7-10 years.
quote: that's for the tax break goodness
quote: there is a need in peak power plants during the day. And solar will provide that nicely.
quote: 28.8 times as much power, but also cost 18 times
quote: Further more some of the very first solar cells manufactured (of a much inferior design) are still running at 95% efficiency with no problems after 21 years (source below)!
quote: waste management costs.
quote: plus massive operating, security
quote: All this thing does is sit there and a tech comes by if a motor gets jammed.
quote: Just make sure the truck is properly shielded.
quote: Now if we DID reprocess that fuel it would have to be transported, probably in a truck driven right down your street, to a specialized facility
quote: At least blame the real cause of our refusal to reprocess spent fuel.
quote: Now if we DID reprocess that fuel it would have to be transported, probably in a truck driven right down your street, to a specialized facility.
quote: save $36.5 billion over 10 years
quote: What you and others probably don't realize is you have been paying TRILLIONS for coal, oil, and gas subsidies for 80 years, so why in the hell wouldn't you want to pay for solar subsidies instead?
quote: at least a solar farm is a move, albeit small, in the right direction.
quote: It is totally legit for society as a whole to decide that these lower externalities are worth subsidizing.
quote: Challenges to the plant's success remain. Currently environmental activists in California are vigorously resisting large solar and wind installations, which they fear will damage fragile ecosystems. They have filed lawsuits to try to block similar projects.
quote: The really ugly part is the fact that the looney-toon enviros are completely drowning out the message of the practical guys with their vomit and nonsense.
quote: At the current global total energy consumption of 15.7 terawatts, there is enough coal to provide the entire planet with all of its energy for 37 years
quote: Coal couldn't compete with wood, steam or watermills a an energy source without subsidies.
quote: there is enough coal to provide the entire planet with all of its energy for 37 years
quote: it's being subsidized more than all renewable energy combined.
quote: ya know, id think the power beaming part of the whole thing would be the hardest problem, sure, you can broadcast energy thru the air, but in focused "beams" itd be hard to do.
quote: now that people have stopped laughing