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Old 11-20-2015, 12:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rmay635703 View Post
Most of the new construction in our area is by the powerplant...
OK, that's you. I imagine this isn't the case, most places. So you don't have e.g. economies of scale in producing the equipment, or architects & construction workers who know how best to install it. Same basic problem as solar space heat & hot water, which is an even better alternative in many places.

Also, what happens to all those water-heated houses in 20 years or so, when emissions regulations, increasing cost of fossil fuel, and decreasing cost of solar/wind/whatever make the plant uneconomic to run?
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