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Old 10-05-2017, 03:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Net metering began as a consequence of how the old analog meters functioned, not as an official way to compensate customers for their over-production. It was called gorilla solar. People wouldn't tell the utility they were feeding electricity back into the grid, but the meter would run backwards when production exceeded consumption.

Net metering is the best form of compensation because it requires no administrative overhead. Nobody has to keep track of the energy that goes back to the grid and then calculate compensation. It's compatible with old meters, so a meter upgrade isn't required. It's fair because the customer is billed only for the net use. Overproduction is most likely to occur during peak use since air conditioners run when the sun is shining brightest.

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To get a battery that would work for a house and still hold enough to even begin to think about charging an electric car will cost around $10,000 to $16,000.
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Rather than banks of solar cells I might consider a focusing mirror with tracking motors as on telescopes to heat an external combustion engine. Here we just convert the vehicle to natural gas, usually trucks and buses or fleet vehicles.
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Hi need to sort link for siencest who has proved ev are not a way forward to reducing pollution. He claims tyres and brake dust contrbute 50% of all toxic emissions given out by vehicles in urban areas. If true certainly food for thought. London uk was where he did his testing.
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Haha electric cars actually aren't that clean.
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Hi need to sort link for siencest who has proved ev are not a way forward to reducing pollution. He claims tyres and brake dust contrbute 50% of all toxic emissions given out by vehicles in urban areas. If true certainly food for thought. London uk was where he did his testing.
Electric cars rarely use brake pads. They might burn through tires faster though given their instant torque.

I believe EVs will lead towards reducing pollution and overall cost of ownership.

My prediction is that in 10 years, 50% of vehicles sold will be either EV, or hybrid.
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A few years ago DoE figured by 2020 3% of vehicles will be hybrid or electric, with the majority being hybrid.
Then by 2030 up to 10% on the road will be hybrid or electric, again with the majority being able to use liquid fuel.

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