solar power = wallet-friendly in 2013

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solar power = wallet-friendly in 2013

Post: #229359 Turtuga Blanku
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:18 pm

"solar power is going to be the wallet-friendly option as soon as 2013": http://tinyurl.com/3guqxj4

"Once grid parity is reached, it becomes economically stupid for power companies to not be installing large fields of solar panels to generate the cheapest form of available energy."

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Re: solar power = wallet-friendly in 2013

Post: #229374 dave45
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:30 pm

I don't believe a word of it. I've been hearing this message for 30 years.

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Re: solar power = wallet-friendly in 2013

Post: #229411 gregorach
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:08 am

I might believe it in areas with high insolation and clear skies, but not up here in Scotland... ;)

And I'm pretty sure the cheapest form of solar is still solar thermal, not solar PV.
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Re: solar power = wallet-friendly in 2013

Post: #232069 stevetc
Mon May 16, 2011 3:00 pm

Mate, okay I'm not a big electric-user, but I spent £350 on a 65w solar panel, and that provides for all my needs at the moment. . . (basically, to be fair, only laptop, mobile, amp, and lighting) . . . In the winter, I have to use the petrol-gennie to make up the slack, maybe two litres a week . . .

Tho I have to say, it's easier for me - not got kids. . .

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Re: solar power = wallet-friendly in 2013

Post: #240535 LHemphillix
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:07 pm

I believe this. The cost per KWH of solar power has been coming down a lot lately and at the same time the price of oil has been going up. It can't take too much longer before the two lines cross. Green energy is definitely the wave of the future, with peak oil driving up oil prices and all the trouble with nuclear power recently, i.e. the Japanese meltdown. It's definitely something who's time has come, and I for one say it's about damned time.


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