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And when they did they had engineering studies and cost-benefit analyses that showed the benefits of doing so, And they did so a small city at a time.
originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
a reply to: Char-Lee
The last several dresses have turned out to be faulty material and workmanship right from the planning phase.
I'll go with patching the one almost bare to being legally indecent.
After we can stand without our tails swinging in the breeze (or bridges falling down at the most inopportune moments as just the warning shot) then I'm all for a dispassionate look at what may really work for road technology. It does seem silly we're using the same basic stuff that's been around since someone found a dirt road to be..well, dirty.
originally posted by: Char-Lee
they are not going to throw it on the road tomorrow.
I would assume private drives and parking and then fancy tourist parts of the cities first. The country highways and such would surely be a long time after.
There are so few who seem to agree with you in this thread, let me join the minority view here by saying I agree. Any time I've looked at the economics of solar cells, it's not that great. I really think that before these systems would pay for themselves, we'd have better solar cell technology, in three main areas of concern which some people other than you don't seem to be fully considering:
originally posted by: schuyler
The only thing freakier than the concept itself is the freaky hysterical positive reaction to it.
Earth to everyone. Are you people freaking kidding me? Is "It will pay for itself!" the limit of your economic IQ?