posted on Jun, 10 2014 @ 05:18 AM
a reply to: Biigs
The renewables engineer who was here when I started this thread told me there has been much progress in the last ten years. Then went on to discuss
the thousands of pounds worth of replacement components our landlord will have to consider if our system is to function adequately.
Pretty much free is far from the truth. The manufacture, distribution, installation, maintenance and responsible decommissioning of 'renewable'
systems uses much energy. Then there is the electricity used to run the 'renewable' systems. The solar panel array our landlord has had fitted relies
on mains electricity to run. That fact leaves many people speechless.
Geothermal has run into problems with geological instability caused by deep drilling. That's genuine geothermal, using heat from the earth. Ground
source heat pumps use solar energy stored closer to the surface. They are technically solar energy. Ground source heat pumps, GSHP, are notoriously
difficult to get a return from. The complex systems frequently don't actually heat the buildings that have them. Massive electricity bills are not
uncommon. Designers, manufacturers and installers often pass the blame around leaving the homeowner out of pocket and without a decent heating
Solar panels create much environmental damage through the associated mining and manufacturing. Then they are flown around the world, panels made in
China are flown to Heathrow. How green is that?
Anyway, the joke here hinges on the unreliable nature of many 'renewable' energy components which fall hopelessly short of the advertisers claims. And
it's the advertisers claims that are used to calculate how efficient these systems are going to be. Those with experience frequently have a very
edit on 10 6 2014 by Kester because: condense
edit on 10 6 2014 by Kester because: slight alteration