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17. This beakthrough is at least two years old. I read about it long ago.
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  -CooL!!! SOLAR BREAKTHROUGH kpete  Jun-27-11 09:54 AM   #0 
  - k &r  a la izquierda   Jun-27-11 09:58 AM   #1 
  - Wonderful!  get the red out   Jun-27-11 10:01 AM   #2 
  - cue the "this is far to harmful to produce these" defeatists  meow mix   Jun-27-11 10:03 AM   #3 
  - Nah, just the ones who have lost count of all the BREAKTHROUGHS...  TheMadMonk   Jun-27-11 10:48 AM   #8 
  - Cars would have proved impractical if the US Govt (Fed/State) hadn't paved the entire country.  KittyWampus   Jun-27-11 12:20 PM   #19 
  - Government also put the "four gas stations on every corner" ...  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 12:20 AM   #64 
  - No. The government made the corners on which the gas stations  JDPriestly   Jun-28-11 12:39 AM   #72 
     - Government/taxpayers PAID for the four gas stations on every corner ....  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 12:43 AM   #74 
  - Good points  kenfrequed   Jun-28-11 09:23 AM   #87 
  - It's oil and more and more iol that is impractical to implement.  JDPriestly   Jun-28-11 12:38 AM   #71 
  - Three baby seals must be slaughtered to produce one solar panel.  Kablooie   Jun-27-11 11:42 AM   #14 
  - But I heard it is only the "naughty" baby seals  truedelphi   Jun-27-11 08:03 PM   #48 
  - In that case...  Unca Jim   Jun-27-11 08:56 PM   #54 
  - I wish I had southern facing windows.  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-27-11 06:41 PM   #40 
  - nah your friendly local power plant may build a crop-circle of mirrors to boil  StarsInHerHair   Jun-28-11 01:12 AM   #78 
     - Unfortunately, I live within 50 miles of 3 nuclear plants.  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-28-11 05:38 PM   #97 
  - Just like CFLs.  Enthusiast   Jun-28-11 06:18 AM   #83 
  - Simple, let brilliant.  krispos42   Jun-27-11 10:07 AM   #4 
  - K&R! We need more aggressive solar development to stretch our oil supplies.  Overseas   Jun-27-11 10:14 AM   #5 
  - Unless you go to electric vehicles  Yo_Mama   Jun-27-11 11:18 AM   #12 
  - I'd like to see electric vehicles too.  Overseas   Jun-27-11 12:15 PM   #16 
  - Ask and you shall receive: Nissan Leaf, 100% Electric, no tail pipe.  Devil_Fish   Jun-27-11 11:20 PM   #61 
     - Wow! Great looking car.  JDPriestly   Jun-28-11 12:45 AM   #75 
  - We do, however,  relayerbob   Jun-27-11 06:56 PM   #41 
  - We have to stop burning fossil fuels ... and Obama has to stop pushing oil and coal -- !!  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 12:27 AM   #66 
  - Agree -- however, MIC uses 80% of our oil -- end the wars!!  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 12:26 AM   #65 
     - I've been saying we should use Roman Conrcete for our roads, it lasted  StarsInHerHair   Jun-28-11 12:51 AM   #76 
        - Wow -- didn't know that -- !!  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 10:57 AM   #92 
  - the developments are all there, all ready. We just need the will. There is solar paint,  robinlynne   Jun-27-11 08:42 PM   #53 
     - Didn't know that about electric cars outfitted with solar panels which provided a/c 15 years ago!  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 12:32 AM   #68 
        - there is a film, documentary called who killed the electric car. When I went to see it, the real  robinlynne   Jun-28-11 10:33 AM   #90 
           - "Who Killed The Electric Car?" ... wonderful movie --  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 10:55 AM   #91 
  - That's two "solar breakthrough" stories in one week  jberryhill   Jun-27-11 10:32 AM   #6 
  - solar parking lot "trees" from 2010  StarsInHerHair   Jun-28-11 12:57 AM   #77 
     - Thanks --  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 11:05 AM   #93 
  - I'd have the same problem with these as regular solar panels with a shaded homesite.  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-27-11 10:34 AM   #7 
  - The windows themselves are providing shade.  KittyWampus   Jun-27-11 12:22 PM   #20 
     - Right and that's helpful if you have a sunny homesite but if your homesite is in the shade...  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-27-11 06:07 PM   #32 
        - There are solutions for some problems...  FailureToCommunicate   Jun-27-11 07:26 PM   #44 
           - That is not a solution as it sets your conservation back a hundred years.  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-27-11 07:58 PM   #47 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Jun-27-11 10:50 AM   #9 
  - That's amazing! The media needs to start talking about this. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Jun-27-11 10:56 AM   #10 
  - I doubt that will happen -- !!!  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 12:34 AM   #69 
  - K & R n/t  malaise   Jun-27-11 11:11 AM   #11 
  - but don't you understand. the sun is FREE.  pansypoo53219   Jun-27-11 11:30 AM   #13 
  - So is oil, for that matter  jberryhill   Jun-27-11 11:53 AM   #15 
  - Except that sunlight can't be depleted through use.  canoeist52   Jun-27-11 03:00 PM   #22 
  - Which is irrelevant to the point to which I was replying  jberryhill   Jun-27-11 03:03 PM   #23 
     - "oil is free in the ground for the taking " Not so.  canoeist52   Jun-27-11 04:05 PM   #26 
        - Then it's a good thing that semiconductor processing used in solar production is pollution free!  jberryhill   Jun-27-11 04:13 PM   #27 
  - Actually it's not...  druidity33   Jun-27-11 06:23 PM   #35 
  - Because financing the purchase of a solar PV system is free!  jberryhill   Jun-27-11 08:57 PM   #55 
     - Yeah  druidity33   Jun-28-11 06:01 PM   #98 
  - Oil is free, ONLY in the sense that it's a national resource -- however ....  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 12:38 AM   #70 
  - That's okay, they are now beginning to tax wind, they will figure a way to tax solar.  KittyWampus   Jun-27-11 12:23 PM   #21 
  - Really? I had not heard that. Do you have a link or a story I could google?  AllyCat   Jun-27-11 05:58 PM   #29 
  - and we don't know where it goes at night...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-28-11 12:20 AM   #63 
  - This beakthrough is at least two years old. I read about it long ago.  slampoet   Jun-27-11 12:16 PM   #17 
  - not everyone here has read what you read two years ago  SoCalDem   Jun-27-11 03:31 PM   #25 
  - This sort of proves a point. We hear about the breakthroughs but when  theophilus   Jun-27-11 06:40 PM   #39 
  - According to their website, this product delivers 4x the power density of comparible BIPV  Fleshdancer   Jun-28-11 11:12 AM   #95 
  - recommend  xchrom   Jun-27-11 12:20 PM   #18 
  - Shingles should be solar too  SoCalDem   Jun-27-11 03:29 PM   #24 
  - There are solar shingles and flexible solar panels for metal roofs  csziggy   Jun-27-11 06:39 PM   #38 
     - When you planned to build your home  Johnny Noshoes   Jun-27-11 07:07 PM   #43 
     - No, I did not see that business  csziggy   Jun-27-11 09:46 PM   #58 
     - don't "need" to google.. I know these exist now, but if more $ had gone into perfecting the process  SoCalDem   Jun-27-11 08:27 PM   #51 
        - yes, that's the tragedy  spooked911   Jun-28-11 05:53 AM   #80 
  - Way Cool !!! - K & R !!!  WillyT   Jun-27-11 05:28 PM   #28 
  - Solar + Electric Vehicle= Fvck the ENERGY CORPORATIONS...  Bennyboy   Jun-27-11 05:59 PM   #30 
  - I imagine a lot less maintenance.  truedelphi   Jun-27-11 08:05 PM   #49 
  - K & R!!!  PotatoChip   Jun-27-11 06:06 PM   #31 
  - Favorite phrase of conservatives & other corporate tools  bongbong   Jun-27-11 06:10 PM   #33 
  - Thanks for the post..  russspeakeasy   Jun-27-11 06:23 PM   #34 
  - Doubleplusgood! And the chocolate ration has been increased!  theophilus   Jun-27-11 06:34 PM   #36 
  - K&R  PuffedMica   Jun-27-11 06:37 PM   #37 
  - Now make collectors that we can plug our Xmas lights in!  RedCloud   Jun-27-11 07:04 PM   #42 
  - Awwww  Weird Liberal Head   Jun-27-11 07:48 PM   #45 
  - Not really a "breakthough" given solar PV windows have been available for the past few years now.  DRoseDARs   Jun-27-11 07:51 PM   #46 
  - Depends on the COST per sq ft and installation etc. PV windows have been prohibitively expensive in  Distant Observer   Jun-27-11 08:59 PM   #56 
     - POLLUTION is prohibitively expensive .... as in Global Warming ...!!  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 12:42 AM   #73 
  - That is soooooooooooooooooooo cool!!!  BrklynLiberal   Jun-27-11 08:22 PM   #50 
  - Yes we can! Create new technology when we get desperate enough.  joanbarnes   Jun-27-11 08:27 PM   #52 
  - Great!....where's San Mateo, China?....n/t  unkachuck   Jun-27-11 09:14 PM   #57 
  - Solar will be economic when there are only 500 million people...  anthroman   Jun-27-11 11:03 PM   #59 
  - Will they come in Port hole sizes? I could allways use more solar power for my batteries!  sce56   Jun-27-11 11:20 PM   #60 
  - Checl out Grape Solar.  Devil_Fish   Jun-27-11 11:43 PM   #62 
  - hmm I doubt it would be practical yet for most of us here though upgrading  cstanleytech   Jun-28-11 12:29 AM   #67 
  - Love this! My only question is the same as always: can it be made affordable for people like me?  DesertDiamond   Jun-28-11 03:57 AM   #79 
  - We need to end the MIC and start investing in environment and humans -- !!  defendandprotect   Jun-28-11 11:10 AM   #94 
  - we need to replace "drill baby drill" with something more catchy  spooked911   Jun-28-11 05:56 AM   #81 
  - Shine, baby, shine? (nt)  chillspike   Jun-28-11 05:58 AM   #82 
     - that's good!!!  spooked911   Jun-28-11 05:38 PM   #96 
  - Wow! What a great idea!  Vinca   Jun-28-11 06:45 AM   #84 
  - solar  timmymoff   Jun-28-11 08:14 AM   #85 
  - I wouldn't install these yet.  FLPanhandle   Jun-28-11 08:27 AM   #86 
  - bravo  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-28-11 09:26 AM   #88 
  - OMG what about the poor people in the petroleum industry that could lose their jobs?  DainBramaged   Jun-28-11 09:42 AM   #89 
 

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