Originally posted by plumranch
An example of projected energy savings is the "ground source heat pump" furnace I am installing to heat my home and shop in winter months. The
installation including heat exchange loup will cost about $20,000. However with the high cost of the present fuel, propane, I expect to save over
$500 a month. The installation should pay for itself in under 10 years. After that my monthly heating will be about $100 a month at present
I agree with the first part of your reply, in regards to the building block of units being satisfied with the costs. Im still concerned with the
ongoing costs - for what purpose? Anyhoo.
They do have the smaller model, that costs less, but still after 5 years has an ongoing monthly cost of $100 euro. This model was supposedly made for
a small house, car, boat, etc. But an ongoing cost then ensures that this 'free energy' is NOT free at all, but no different than current
technology. And with current technology, there is a reason why we continue to pay.
Fossil fuels are a disgusting way to supply energy, as is nuclear (No Im not going to enter that debate, its my opinion) so why should a source of
energy that is costing no-one anything, continue to incur a cost to the consumer?
It's a confusing and flawed situation.
Now as others have said, if this tech. takes off and becomes cheaper, more efficiently viable and affordable.. we're in for some new things that
we'd never considered before.
It leads me to think, a builder constructing their home. The plans are all set, INCLUSIVE of the power unit - an area that would ensure at least 50
years continuous power. If we're talking about tech. that fails after a time, at least. As is with the magnetic concept. I doubt it is, and I
honestly doubt this entire idea.
Too much revenue would be lost to fossil fuel based companies that rely on their billion dollar industry... Even at 50k a unit for 5 years and with
continued revenue just to continue the 'maintenance' - I don't see it.
People still eat monkeys in parts of africa. And shoot people trying to stop them doing so. People still eat tiger penis soup to fend off aids. People
still drink the blood of their enemy mixed with whiskey to saulte victory. People still behead people. People are just not capable of having "Free