#2 2017-02-16 14:53:47

Would dovetail nicely with the rejuvenation of another era. 




Parts 1-3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBMj-96hols
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLuKXOVnzhE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yBePJrKmws

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#6 2017-05-12 21:01:56

"The cumulative capacity of India's solar grid at the end of March 2016 was 6.76 gigawatts. As of 6 April 2017, the country's solar grid had a cumulative capacity of 12.28 GW." - Wikipedia

Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, India is going to kick all our asses in the next 50 years.  I prefer that it be them rather than China.

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#7 2017-05-12 22:33:18

17 percent of the world population in a country about 1/3 the size of the United States.  They need every advantage they can get their hands on.

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#9 2017-05-13 19:07:15

Awesome.

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#10 2017-05-13 19:12:30

Melons and I are in, we need to do the roof soon anyway.

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#11 2017-05-13 19:49:30

Emmeran wrote:

Melons and I are in, we need to do the roof soon anyway.

DO EET.
We had our roof done last year.  The Fed govt. has some nice incentives (get 'em 'fore the Repubs wipe 'em out) but sadly I don't know the details.  Our city govt. also has a hefty rebate, and even the power company kicked in some money.
But I'm sure that whatever sales reps you get in touch with will have allllll the details for ya.
Get it done before it catches on and all these rebates & tax breaks get taken away.

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#12 2017-05-31 07:12:55

The winds of change are blowing

Beverage makers like Coca-Cola already pay a few cents more for bottles made from plant-based materials, which won’t add to the growing plastic soup in our oceans.

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#15 2017-06-07 10:38:47

Emmeran wrote:

Follow the money

To no one's surprise, Texas provides no subsidies for homeowners who want to go solar.  They're fine helping companies that want to sell it to us, then they can just sell more fuel based energy out of state.

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#17 2017-06-16 09:36:57

Emmeran wrote:

Follow the money

Watching that slideshow I still see about 100 times too much manual labor in the manufacturing process. It's the same thing I see in domestic solar manufacturing, lots of people working with soldering irons and carefully moving parts around. If you want to get it cheap, really cheap, you have to automate it a lot more, even by Asian standards of manpower costs. It should be hoppers of sand at one end and solar panels at the other and 5 guys in the factory.

And one of the main reasons that I can see people in southeast Asia and the developing world (like India) so fired up about solar isn't because it's a socially and ecologically better alternative, it's because fossil fuels are expensive, utility taxes are outrageous and power distribution is spotty even in many developed regions and delivered at the whim of the ruling party du jour. At least with a solar panel and a battery you have predictable outages and nobody is taxing or withholding your amps when the political winds blow differently.

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#18 2017-06-16 09:49:08

Well naturally the treehuggers are going to resist us paneling the deserts but jeez that resource and the fact that desertification can be somewhat reversed with shade should make it highly more attractive than a tortoise and a lizard for every 5 sq miles.

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#19 2017-06-18 18:40:36

Emmeran wrote:

Well naturally the treehuggers are going to resist us paneling the deserts but jeez that resource and the fact that desertification can be somewhat reversed with shade should make it highly more attractive than a tortoise and a lizard for every 5 sq miles.

I used to work with a guy who grew up in AZ and could wax poetic about the beauty of his home territory.  I know some people can see beauty there.

I grew up in the Appalachian foothills, and I fucking hate the desert.  There is nothing alive there, and the few things that are alive are ugly and full of poison.
Panel the whole fucking thing for all I care; at least then there'd be shade.

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#24 2017-07-05 09:26:35

Hydrazine is incredibly toxic, that's why they used to foam down the Space Shuttle after it landed.  Congrats to the Netherlands but not sure this is viable in large cities.

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#25 2017-07-05 09:39:08

Baywolfe wrote:

Hydrazine is incredibly toxic, that's why they used to foam down the Space Shuttle after it landed.  Congrats to the Netherlands but not sure this is viable in large cities.

One of the reasons I like posting shit here, I know absolute diddly-squat about chemistry.

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