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Old 03-30-2019, 04:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Some analysis and adjacent stuff. I haven't read all.

Off hand it wouldn't cost more energy to produce a panel than you could buy for the price of the panel. Though subsidies could play a part there are also profits, wages, taxes and equipment costs. Net energy needed should be less than the cost stands for.
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