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Response to kristopher (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:38 PM

12. In English, more supply (even at higher per unit generation costs) of renewables brings down costs

on the spot market. Yes, they could build a few huge centralized power generators at lower per watt cost, but the price to the consumer would actually be higher, because all those little green backyard power generators feeding into the grid offer a diversified supply that lowers costs at times of peak load and when big plants go off-line for repair, maintenance, atomic meltdown, etc.

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