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Originally posted by neverfear
Like I said, solar is a huge waist of money! Ya can't eat solar panels! When it all comes down the only thing that will be important to anyone will be food and good drinking water!
The only reason I want gas at this time is for the Internet, and to go to town once in a while for supplies. When my truck did the charging (and used gas) I used my truck for labor saving convince, and still do)! When the gas is gone it will be a huge blessing for me. No more trips to town!
Who needs it anyway?
It's only our wants that get in the way, and cost so much!
Once you become familiar with doing without you do not need fuel, solar or wind, just two strong hands.
www.trnmag.com... Here is some new material that should help lower the cost , and increase the efficiency of PVA's . Quick Story : Built an electric car at college and my prof. got to keep it . His house is set up with solar , and he "stores" his power with the utility co. for later use . He has battery back-up , and DC appliances for 2 days emergency use if all goes to heck. The cost wich lengthens the payback time is mostly the labor of installation . He did his own setup , interconnected to the grid for :storage" (they legally have to buy your power from you ) . When the sun goes down , he uses his "credit" energy from the grid . The money he saved by doing it himself , combined with the gas $$ he saves by charging his car off the sun will make him break even in 4 years (less than 2 years from now) then he has free electric as long as the sun shines , and the panels keep working .
Originally posted by spacedoubt
What about up-and coming technology?
I seem to remember a report about solar-cells that use
more of the spectrum of sunlight, converting it to power more
Has anyone heard of other such breakthroughs?