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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:45 AM

Solar power is taking over


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Reply Solar power is taking over (Original post)
Quixote1818 Nov 2012 OP
silverweb Nov 2012 #1
defacto7 Nov 2012 #2
littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 #3
DetlefK Nov 2012 #4
kooljerk666 Nov 2012 #5
NBachers Nov 2012 #6
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #7
DhhD Nov 2012 #8
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #9
felix_numinous Nov 2012 #10

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:22 AM

1. K&R

Excellent!!


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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:27 AM

2. K&R

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:56 AM

3. Very cool...

because when there is a huge spill of solar energy we call that a nice day!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:12 AM

4. 10 years from now: Organic Photo-Voltaics (OPV)

- less efficient than silicon-based solar-cells

+ will be way easier to manufacture (prototypes are routinely made from scratch in the labs)
+ production will be way cheaper as they don't need doped silicon, just organic molecules and a transparent protective layer (glass- or plastic-sheet)
+ depending on the used organic material, they can be transparent (-> usable instead of a window)
+ depending on the cover-material, they can be bendable (-> you can use your tent-canvas to power electronics)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_solar_cell

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:43 AM

5. Solar Tarps!!!

 

WOW big Tarps that could be moved & folded & taken down & stored before severe weather hits, that would be great.
Solar Powered shingles must be round the corner.

Also shade type things for gardens maybe required soon to help keep stuff growing & not dying in heat, we had these over certain flowerbeds & they absorbed 25% of the light.

I use tarps all the time, to cover something outside & plug the tarp into the grid would make power!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:02 AM

6. Nanosolar Completes 10.63 MW Solar Installation in Valencia Region of Spain

Nanosolar's printable solar panels allow a printing-press type production on rolls of sheet metal.

http://www.nanosolar.com/

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:49 AM

7. Uplifting report! But I worry that corporations like BP, Exxon and Siemens will find a way to screw

us over that power source...



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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:08 AM

8. Private citizens, and/or city and county ownerships, allows local government to be in control.

A few cities own their own power plants and therefore the citizens of their jurisdiction can be provided with lower cost energy. Who owns sunlight and electrons coming from the Sun; a star.

Corporations like BP pay no royalties for the oil they pump from under the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.

The new solar industry needs government regulations. Taxpayer money builds supper highways and then foreign companies run toll booths or pays to build part of that highway and keeps that part of the toll. We need regulations concerning usage. Government is supposed to protect the consumers.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:07 PM

9. We need something we can lock down on our roofs that won't get pulled off with high winds.

Better yet is if they make one that holds the roof down better than plain shingles.

Even better is if they make one where the shingles ARE solar panels.

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