reply to post by DaRAGE
Ok I may have missed some things... But yes I am complaining about $22,000 dollars. I could get something like a 20k watt solar setup for $22,000.
You missed 35% of the efficiency, it would be a big deal here in the uk but if you live in a hot country I can see why it wouldn't bother you as much
and then yes, perhaps solar would be the way to go but there are other benefits like the 24/7 operation unlike solar which can be hit and miss... I
checked on a 20kw system though and found this...
21.600 KW Grid Intertie Solar System
It is 50,000, and remember you will only get that 21.6 KW on the very best circumstances, which will be never... And half the day you will get nothing
at all, it also requires a lot of space as it is 96 panels!
I was trying to find a video about the bloombox at some university, it was providing 15% of the universities power. It took up the space of about 3
car parking spaces... The solar didn't touch that 15% figure and they had it on every roof of their 5 massive buildings...
Really the 2 technologies are not even comparable...
So excuse me if i'm not wowed by a $22,000 750 watt unit.
You're missing the point though, prices come down! I do not have 15,000 quid to spend on this either mate, but I do know that it is in the price
range for middle income families and the proof of that is in the uptake... They are putting them in new builds too and as they get more popular they
get cheaper and then finally we can get them too... Btw you can get even smaller units for caravans etc, they are about 2-5 thousand...
I don't want you wowed by this particular unit but rather by the tech and the very near future, it should be exciting but if you don't see it
It sounds good. But price means everything. How long would it take me to run out of $22,000 for paying electricity?
Again you are ignoring the heating costs you will be saving just out of the waste product... But the electricity production is over 2 times the
efficiency of a power plant, maybe 3 times... How long it takes to get your money back depends on how you use it I suppose, everyone will be
different... say you have an electric car, how much will it save you then? Oh and remember there are incentives to take these on, in america I believe
it is a 30% tax break! Not too shabby... Also how much do you save on electricity at the moment? Say you got this and it took you the life of the
product to get just your money back? Well that is fantastic right? You got supper cheap electricity and free heating/hot water for about 10 years!
And honestly. Who would pay that much for a TV? Not me? I'm not filthy Rich. As MOST people aren't.
Yes but you don't seem to see that it just goes like that... New tech is always expensive because they are only making small numbers to begin with,
then the price comes down rapidly... I remember when a dvd player was 500 quid! That is laughable now... ! paid a 1000 for my TV, it is only 42" and
50hz does 1080i etc (does have an electronic swivel stand though lol)... Today I could get this telly for about 300 quid... It's only about 4 years
People spoke like you are now about solar when it first came out...
I actually did some calculation the other day. Worked out that one of those new 5 inch 1920 * 1080 screens for a Smart phone cost about $50. You put
100 screens together and you have yourself a 50 inch screen 19200 * 10800 resolution TV screen for $5000. Add in some plastic and computer chips to
run it, you know, the normal stuff in todays TV's. And you have maybe another MAX $2000. So a $7000 50 inch TV screen at 19200 x 10800 resolution.
Blows a stupid 4k telly out of the water. Want the TV bigger... The higher the resolution will be and of course the cost. But should be able to play
anything at any resolution for the next 10 years.
I'm not quite sure it works like that though lol, but maybe?
I am not against solar in any way shape of form, I think it has it's applications and when it gets cheaper too why not stick it on your roof as well
as have a fuel cell coupled to your methane waste tank... My main point here is that practically free energy is on it's way, sooner than we think.