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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 11:31 AM
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6. I think of solar power every time I see church building with those huge slanted roofs
facing south. I think to myself, what if that entire area were covered in solar panels?
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  -Why can't we generate the power to run our electric cars? SoCalDem  Aug-19-08 11:21 AM   #0 
  - Personally, I don't know why geothermal power isn't widespread  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-19-08 11:24 AM   #1 
  - How deep do you have to drill  Thothmes   Aug-19-08 11:35 AM   #10 
  - Don't know about drilling depth, but...  ColbertWatcher   Aug-19-08 12:10 PM   #17 
     - California and the West Coast are much  Thothmes   Aug-19-08 05:49 PM   #37 
  - There are few places on the planet where those kinds of temperatures are shallow enough  2KS2KHonda   Aug-19-08 12:10 PM   #18 
     - I'm thinking no matter how deep, it's a good thing  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-19-08 12:15 PM   #20 
        - Well, it now costs from 5,000 to 10,000 per foot to drill a deep well.  2KS2KHonda   Aug-19-08 12:21 PM   #23 
           - Well, geothermal is almost limitless energy  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-19-08 12:24 PM   #25 
              - Well I admit I haven't done an in-depth study of this but I see some obstacles:  2KS2KHonda   Aug-19-08 12:41 PM   #27 
                 - Yeah, there would be obstacles  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-19-08 12:45 PM   #28 
                    - No kidding.  cliffordu   Aug-19-08 12:51 PM   #30 
  - Solar  Parche   Aug-19-08 11:24 AM   #2 
  - There isn't the will. That's pretty much it.  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-19-08 11:26 AM   #3 
  - It just seems like such a no-brainer..  SoCalDem   Aug-19-08 11:30 AM   #4 
  - "...than to waste all our money on wars?"  KansDem   Aug-19-08 11:31 AM   #5 
  - I think of solar power every time I see church building with those huge slanted roofs  elocs   Aug-19-08 11:31 AM   #6 
  - or if the steeple had a wind turbine on it/in it  SoCalDem   Aug-19-08 11:33 AM   #8 
  - I think of it every time I'm in a hot parking lot.  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-19-08 11:39 AM   #11 
     - East Los Angeles College is doing that already...  ColbertWatcher   Aug-19-08 12:05 PM   #15 
        - Neat!  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-19-08 12:58 PM   #32 
           - Yeah, the cars get shelter from the sun, the panels get sun for energy! n/t  ColbertWatcher   Aug-19-08 01:08 PM   #33 
  - Your last sentence says it all.  HughBeaumont   Aug-19-08 11:32 AM   #7 
  - There isn't a single reason we aren't running the entire thing off of solar.  cliffordu   Aug-19-08 11:33 AM   #9 
  - With current technology, there are actually many reasons:  2KS2KHonda   Aug-19-08 12:02 PM   #14 
  - What I don't understand is why there aren't more towns like Coober Pedy...  ColbertWatcher   Aug-19-08 12:18 PM   #21 
  - Gathering enough energy is the problem. Here's a typical solar panel  2KS2KHonda   Aug-19-08 11:56 AM   #12 
  - The time issue...  Javaman   Aug-19-08 11:59 AM   #13 
     - The 60 sq. ft. would produce about 1 horsepower-hour of energy  2KS2KHonda   Aug-19-08 12:06 PM   #16 
        - Cool, thanks! :) nt  Javaman   Aug-19-08 12:23 PM   #24 
  - I think we could if we wanted to  NNN0LHI   Aug-19-08 12:10 PM   #19 
  - The math is interesting  LondonReign2   Aug-19-08 12:20 PM   #22 
  - Should have added...  LondonReign2   Aug-19-08 02:48 PM   #34 
  - Sufficient power already exists to supply a large number of electric vehicles  IDemo   Aug-19-08 12:31 PM   #26 
  - If the Polywell does what they think it will- if the scaling laws hold true-  kgfnally   Aug-19-08 12:48 PM   #29 
  - How will utility monopolies make money? nt  LeftHander   Aug-19-08 12:51 PM   #31 
  - i looked into converting our house to solar...it's not as "doable" as you seem to think.  QuestionAll   Aug-19-08 02:56 PM   #35 
  - promised advancements part of the problem  Spike89   Aug-19-08 03:39 PM   #36 
 

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