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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 12:45 AM
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11. The source document is not very comprehensive, but that doesn't mean it's innacurate.
We need harder data.
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  -Typical U.S. Homes Reduce Their Energy Bills Most Significantly With Rooftop Solar Energy Systems jpak  Nov-11-10 09:16 AM   #0 
  - ???  phantom power   Nov-11-10 09:42 AM   #1 
  - i had the exact same thought  AlecBGreen   Nov-11-10 01:13 PM   #4 
  - edit: correction, it appears they are. I don't see how a 2kw system can provide...  joshcryer   Jan-12-11 12:36 AM   #8 
     - dupe  joshcryer   Jan-12-11 12:43 AM   #9 
     - $10,000 3 kw rig at 20% capacity factor here in Colorado:  joshcryer   Jan-12-11 01:52 AM   #13 
        - Solar Radiation for Flat-Plate Collectors Facing South at a Fixed Tilt, Uncertainty +- 9%  Fledermaus   Jan-13-11 08:47 AM   #23 
  - Amazing that this is getting unreccs  Lorien   Nov-11-10 11:31 AM   #2 
  - Get a bad reputation people unrec regardless.  joshcryer   Jan-12-11 12:44 AM   #10 
  - A company that makes solar equipment has a study that says solar is good.  OnlinePoker   Nov-11-10 11:42 AM   #3 
  - The source document is not very comprehensive, but that doesn't mean it's innacurate.  joshcryer   Jan-12-11 12:45 AM   #11 
  - Kick  kristopher   Jan-11-11 04:12 PM   #5 
  - How can you tell if a solar panel is working by taking its temperature?  Fledermaus   Jan-11-11 05:46 PM   #6 
  - lets not mention the 30 large it costs  Confusious   Jan-11-11 11:38 PM   #7 
  - They're assuming $5.50 a watt, which is actually higher than it is here...  joshcryer   Jan-12-11 12:45 AM   #12 
  - Overestimate, I think  quakerboy   Jan-12-11 10:05 AM   #14 
     - That doesn't change the cost, it just means taxpayers are picking it up.  phantom power   Jan-12-11 10:25 AM   #15 
     - Ok. but be fully fair about it  quakerboy   Jan-12-11 08:56 PM   #19 
     - Tax payers are going to pay for fossil fuel use, eventually.  joshcryer   Jan-13-11 02:10 AM   #21 
     - Average American home uses twice that 4Kwh  Confusious   Jan-12-11 11:02 AM   #16 
        - Cutting ones energy cost in half is significant, no?  quakerboy   Jan-12-11 08:52 PM   #18 
  - Rooftop solar is a good thing, if you can afford the upfront costs  txlibdem   Jan-12-11 12:25 PM   #17 
  - The key is the phase "Since the mid 1980s".  happyslug   Jan-12-11 11:24 PM   #20 
     - The numbers are definitely off, and payback time is going to be into 15 years, but it's promising.  joshcryer   Jan-13-11 05:44 AM   #22 

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