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Old 09-12-2018, 10:13 PM   #2891 (permalink)
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I wondered if there had been any house fires caused by solar installations. I found one and it was insignificant. I did not see any other stories.

"[T]he world headquarters of First Solar [...] inhabits a nice building by [Tempe] Town Lake. No solar panels can be seen on or near the building." https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news...y-boom-6456784

From the same article: "Yet there's a common-sense fallacy to the system, if the goal is to produce more solar power overall: residential rooftop installations are less efficient, for the money invested, than large-scale commercial solar plants. The Solar Energy Industries Association reported earlier this year that average residential installations are priced at about $5 to $6 per watt, while utility-scale installations cost under $3 per watt."

It sounds like the same amount of money could pay for great tracts of [unused] land and more solar panels, instead of installing on thousands of unique roofs.

 
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:22 PM   #2892 (permalink)
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Strange, you ignored my responses. Did I anoyed you?

I think this is what you are looking for :

https://www.electronicproducts.com/P...sted_heat.aspx

I wonder if a conventional solar panel could have one of these metalic micro antenna sheets below, to convert the heat and so help cool the solar panel.

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Old 09-12-2018, 10:27 PM   #2893 (permalink)
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No just give them to me.
I could do it for as little as $1 per watt.
That's me driving to go get the panels, me engineering the system, me fabricating the ground mouns, digging the trench, wiring and so on.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:37 PM   #2894 (permalink)
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Redpoint, thanks for responding. I thought that it made great points, but I keep feeling that I do not have time to watch it again and take notes. Meanwhile, what have I done today? Well, I have not seen any clients, gotten my hair cut, or enabled my brother to play his Genesis. I did spend an hour trying to see a client. I could have watched the video, shared some parts that I thought were important, and watched a video, but no! They said "Come on over! Speech therapy will be fine!" I drove fifteen minutes each way and spent over twenty minutes waiting for them to decide where to put me.

Then they said to just go home, fifteen minutes away.

The main thing that I got from the video is that people keep listing things that we need to stop doing and people just come up with problems.

I do not like dealing with people like that.

Aerohead said there are skeptics, deniers, and believers. I feel that some deniers deny because they do not want to change. They find faults as an excuse for not changing.
 
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Let's see, in the last year I have:
Moved closer to work
Bought an electric vehicle
Liked said electric vehicle enough to talk my wife into getting a plug in hybrid.
Planted trees all over the land at the new house
Did the equivalent of thousands of dollars worth of electrical upgrades and corrections to the house to ready it for electric vehicle chargers and solar panels.
Said no to natural gas and put in a wood stove.
Bought a forklift battery to start working towards off grid.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:25 AM   #2896 (permalink)
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I recently read about coal power plants being reconfigured to burn wood pellets, which sounds much better as bio mass. The talked about how great and wonderful it was, casually mentioned that it released more carbon dioxide, and immediately moved on.

How is a wood stove better than natural gas?
 
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It's cheaper.
Most of the cost of natural gas is the $30 per month surcharge. With the surcharge alone I could buy around 560lb or 144 gallons of propane.
To make it "worth having" natural gas service I would need to change the cooking range over to gas, the hot water heater to gas and the central heating unit to gas.

I would rather keep the central air heat pump and add a wood stove for supplemental heat, convert the electric water heater to heat pump, solar or wood stove heat and put in a propane range. As much as we cook a 100lb propane cylinder could last a year on the range.
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Strange, you ignored my responses. Did I anoyed you?

I think this is what you are looking for to convert heat to energy :

https://www.electronicproducts.com/P...sted_heat.aspx

In theory this could be used to turn heat into electricity. Need to know the cost...

I wonder if a conventional solar panel could have one of these metalic micro antenna sheets below, to convert the heat and so help cool the solar panel.

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I recently read about coal power plants being reconfigured to burn wood pellets, which sounds much better as bio mass. The talked about how great and wonderful it was, casually mentioned that it released more carbon dioxide, and immediately moved on.

How is a wood stove better than natural gas?

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To get any real useable power from heat, I'm talking about something more than powering a digital watch or calculator you need at least a 300F temperature differential.
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They talk about take radiant residual heat from thermal power plants, by using these micro antenna technology..

https://www.electronicproducts.com/P...sted_heat.aspx

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To get any real useable power from heat, I'm talking about something more than powering a digital watch or calculator you need at least a 300F temperature differential.

 
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