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Old 11-12-2018, 09:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Where I work uses around 20 mega watts of electricity on average through the day and 2 billion BTUs of natural gas.
Putting up some solar panels would be pointless.
You made your case by taking the most extreme example saying why try, it's pointless.

Quite honestly, that is your problem.

There are people out there "trying", I've seen them give public demonstrations and think there is hope for progress.

If you do not believe in progress, why do you use any technology beyond the stone age level is my question to you.
Published: Oct. 23, 2017
Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'
Contact(s): Andy Henion , Richard Lunt

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units, scientists report today in Nature Energy.

Led by engineering researchers at Michigan State University, the authors argue that widespread use of such highly transparent solar applications, together with the rooftop units, could nearly meet U.S. electricity demand and drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels.
At the college lecture I went to last year they were just entering a commercial licensing agreement with a manufacturer.
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