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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:25 AM
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54. well- i think you've found the reason that people don't/won't do it...
it's WAY too expensive for most homeowners. there's absolutely no way that we could afford $55K to install something like that.
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  -Will solar power ever be as cheap as coal? (5 years) jpak  Dec-06-08 11:41 AM   #0 
  - If the true cost of each technology, measured in terms  lapfog_1   Dec-06-08 11:46 AM   #1 
  - and if the powers that be would just give one tenth of the help they gave older sources of power  havocmom   Dec-06-08 11:59 AM   #2 
  - After Looking at Some Cost Studies from Solar Suporters  ribofunk   Dec-06-08 12:09 PM   #3 
  - So you see a "business as usual" energy market on the horizon?  kristopher   Dec-06-08 12:25 PM   #7 
     - Wind is Already Cost-Effective for Generating Electricity  ribofunk   Dec-07-08 05:08 AM   #11 
        - The cost breakthrough  kristopher   Dec-07-08 12:25 PM   #16 
           - The Solar People Don't Seem to Think So  ribofunk   Dec-07-08 04:00 PM   #20 
              - I'd be very interested in seeing these suposed studies you refer to.  kristopher   Dec-07-08 04:05 PM   #21 
              - They Were Posted Here on DU  ribofunk   Dec-07-08 08:52 PM   #29 
                 - LIke I thought, you're full of it.  kristopher   Dec-07-08 09:13 PM   #31 
                 - Please Read the Edited Note  ribofunk   Dec-07-08 09:53 PM   #32 
                 - Ok.  kristopher   Dec-07-08 11:13 PM   #33 
                    - Thank You  ribofunk   Dec-08-08 10:38 AM   #34 
                       - Nano solar is ONE solution.  kristopher   Dec-08-08 11:10 AM   #35 
              - Still waiting for those studies....  kristopher   Dec-07-08 06:26 PM   #28 
  - Solar power is essentially free...  vmaus   Dec-06-08 12:11 PM   #4 
  - Not really.  TheWraith   Dec-06-08 12:53 PM   #8 
  - I disagree...  vmaus   Dec-06-08 01:26 PM   #10 
  - Solar energy -- too cheap to meter?  Pigwidgeon   Dec-07-08 02:11 PM   #17 
  - Any they've been confident of it being near a tipping point for decades, too. nt  TheWraith   Dec-06-08 12:12 PM   #5 
  - At the present wind is a more viable alternative renewable  redstateblues   Dec-06-08 12:17 PM   #6 
  - Agreed completely.  TheWraith   Dec-06-08 12:56 PM   #9 
  - Solar Soothsaying will always be cheap. It is the only solar technology that works.  NNadir   Dec-07-08 07:39 AM   #12 
  - Have a blessed day  jpak   Dec-07-08 09:35 AM   #13 
     - I'm curious as to just who might be blessing his day  madokie   Dec-07-08 12:01 PM   #15 
     - Actually fundie, I don't do "blessing."  NNadir   Dec-07-08 04:28 PM   #24 
        - Have a truly blessed blessed blessed day!  jpak   Dec-07-08 06:10 PM   #27 
  - Photovoltaics is the world's fastest-growing energy source  bananas   Dec-07-08 10:36 AM   #14 
  - Cheap solar is on the way!  Dead_Parrot   Dec-07-08 03:21 PM   #18 
  - Poor little feller  kristopher   Dec-07-08 04:06 PM   #22 
  - Clap harder! Clap harder!  Dead_Parrot   Dec-07-08 04:15 PM   #23 
  - Why does it have to be "cheap" before we buy?  Citizen Number 9   Dec-07-08 09:10 PM   #30 
     - is that what you've done? how much did it cost...?  QuestionAll   Dec-08-08 04:52 PM   #38 
        - Total cost will be  Citizen Number 9   Dec-09-08 07:40 PM   #52 
           - well- i think you've found the reason that people don't/won't do it...  QuestionAll   Dec-10-08 08:25 AM   #54 
           - Well, that's what I used to think,  Citizen Number 9   Dec-10-08 09:11 AM   #55 
              - good for them...but how does that equate to anyone else being able to plunk down $50K...?  QuestionAll   Dec-10-08 09:49 AM   #56 
                 - We just went through  Citizen Number 9   Dec-10-08 01:59 PM   #57 
                    - too late now- many many of those people are now upside-down on their mortgages...  QuestionAll   Dec-10-08 02:26 PM   #59 
                       - Well, sorta like I posted,  Citizen Number 9   Dec-10-08 11:23 PM   #62 
                          - most of our electricity doesn't come from oil or gas- it comes from coal.  QuestionAll   Dec-11-08 12:17 AM   #65 
                             - Well, that's sorta how I see people, too.  Citizen Number 9   Dec-11-08 08:54 AM   #66 
                                - solar systems that aren't tied to the grid need batteries...  QuestionAll   Dec-11-08 01:16 PM   #68 
           - 13 kW is a HUGE PV system - most are 2-3 kW and under $16K before tax credits or rebates  jpak   Dec-10-08 02:04 PM   #58 
              - for most houses(at least around here) 2-3kw wouldn't be enough.  QuestionAll   Dec-10-08 02:28 PM   #60 
              - Not a criticism - just an observation  jpak   Dec-10-08 02:46 PM   #61 
              - I think most systems are sized  Citizen Number 9   Dec-10-08 11:31 PM   #63 
  - Santa prefers coal. He can't leave solar energy in bad children's socks.  Kablooie   Dec-07-08 03:25 PM   #19 
  - Maybe he's never seen a fully charged capacitor.....  Citizen Number 9   Dec-10-08 11:33 PM   #64 
  - I haven't had an electric bill for 7 years. That is cheap.  roody   Dec-07-08 05:10 PM   #25 
  - How much did the array and supporting equipment cost? nt  Dead_Parrot   Dec-07-08 05:18 PM   #26 
     - probably quite a bit...  QuestionAll   Dec-08-08 04:55 PM   #39 
     - A do-it-yourselfer could install a solar array and save a lot.  roody   Dec-08-08 09:58 PM   #43 
     - It cost 14,000 dollars LESS THAN my VW Golf.  roody   Dec-08-08 09:55 PM   #42 
        - what is the output of your system? how many kilowatts does it produce?  QuestionAll   Dec-08-08 11:17 PM   #44 
           - I use 6 or 7 KW per day average.  roody   Dec-09-08 12:08 AM   #45 
  - Retail or Wholesale Price?  One_Life_To_Give   Dec-08-08 04:07 PM   #36 
  - Those charges are routinely calculated  kristopher   Dec-08-08 04:25 PM   #37 
     - So Wholesale Prices?  One_Life_To_Give   Dec-08-08 05:10 PM   #40 
        - I don't know where you are getting your numbers  kristopher   Dec-08-08 08:41 PM   #41 
           - Fixed Costs  One_Life_To_Give   Dec-09-08 07:18 AM   #46 
              - What do you mean, "the current pricing structure will break down"?  kristopher   Dec-09-08 08:25 AM   #47 
                 - The costs of your connection to the grid  One_Life_To_Give   Dec-09-08 09:46 AM   #48 
                    - Now I understand your point. Thanks for amplifying.  kristopher   Dec-09-08 10:20 AM   #49 
                       - Which number to calculate ROI on renewables  One_Life_To_Give   Dec-09-08 10:49 AM   #50 
                          - Look up the phrase  kristopher   Dec-09-08 11:39 AM   #51 
  - Hmmmm  kristopher   Dec-10-08 07:26 AM   #53 
  - cost figures skewed..  exman   Dec-11-08 11:33 AM   #67 
 

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