Originally posted by PurdueNuc
I would be willing to reconsider though, given a good argument. Thanks for your interest.
How about I make a case?
(a) to determine if some of the new alternative energy sources are feasible/realistic,
The ideas of solar and wind power are not new, but to the average consumer
they really are new. There is a threshold of affordability and practicality, that is about to be crossed. The average homeowner can actually consider
However, it's mysterious. Plenty of companies take advantage of this fact, and overcharge for installations, equipment.
My goal would be to Educate other people, and myself further, to develop a more "consumer friendly" Energy system, based on Solar, or wind power.
where the homeowner could put everything together himself, and only call an
electrician when it was time to connect to the house. In other words, make it
feasible, and realistic.
(b) to figure out if the government is trying to cover up / supress these new technologies.
Why IS solar cell technology so expensive to start?
I feel the technology could progress at a faster pace, but the right govenment
support is not there, it should be.
Maybe a govt. Tax rebate to consumers would help, a lot of states offer incentives..Has the Federal Government done this? I don't think so. If there
ARE Federal incentives, I'd like to find out, and tell others.
Finally, if, and when these technologies become commonplace or "normal".
The next step would be:
TO EXPLORE OTHER FORMS OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
In the Late 1800's, the question was asked " Why would anyone want a telephone in their house.?"
It was eventually accepted into households everywhere.
And now, an entire WIRELESS Telephone can fit into your ear canal. People
will buy these, and stick them in their ears.! No questions asked! That could NEVER have been the first step, back in the early days. JUST TOO
Graduality could be good!
Or, you could just tell me to stick it in my ear!