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originally posted by: theatreboy
Think of all the minig we would have to do to build enough batteries...and all that silicone that needs to be used in 10000 miles of solar panels.
Way to protect the environment.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: dfnj2015
Then do it.
Power your home on just solar energy. Unhook from the grid and show us all how feasible it is.
This electrical engineer says it's simply not feasible. If it were, I would have already done it. Show me how practical it is, because telling me means nothing.
originally posted by: charlyv
Say a 3ft by 4ft panel is $1000, the panels alone would be near $25 Trillion. Land, labor and infrastructure probably close to that, so $50 Trillion... When you think of the Trillions lost in government creative bookkeeping .... It is probably affordable.
originally posted by: Archivalist
a reply to: Mach2
I would be on board for that, at any cost.
As any sane individual should be.
I know a little about economics, your "reality" may need some adjustment. There is a pricetag being paid by taxpayers right now, to maintain our current energy system. The idea that this would only "add" costs, is ludicrous. We could shave existing budget, as some projects can be abandoned entirely, if this idea were to begin construction. There are green lines in that accounting book, not just red.