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The Future Is In Solar Power

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Come on. At least Obama has tried to do something with solar power instead of just talking about it.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Judge us on our goals, not our achievements.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    That's fair statement, because without goals you will not have achievements.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Let's reconvene here in two weeks and see if this story is "gone"
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    No deal. I prefer to preemptively declare Obama is fucked.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Obviously wishful thinking on your part but it's not going to happen. Obama will be President another 4 years.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    What is worse, Obama losing money on this or sticking with oil and having disasters like what BP did to the gulf?

    Of course the Koch Brothers want nothing to do with solar and will form some more think tanks to disprove it.

    As a country, our demand for electric will increase, and solar is a way to lessen this demand. It is sound technology, but this venture into it was not successful. Someday it will be successful.

    Wind, though, is notthe direction to go.
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I'm also familiar with the fact that solar panels started going up on houses in the 1970s and 40 years later it's still no more of a solution to our energy needs.

    If it was the panacea the left thinks it is, they'd be on every property and local electric companies wouldn't exist. Reality is a lot different, however.
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    How many solar panels put on homes generate electricity? Most solar panels on homes are used to heat water and don't generate electricity.
  10. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    Well, Devil, not for nothing, but if every "unsuccessful" attempt at alternative energy is going to shovel $500 million into the pockets of Obama campaign donors, I think you're going to have a problem selling that one to the American public.

    But hey, you could try blaming this one on the Koch Bros. like you do every other problem we've got ... oh wait, you already did.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It was a fuck up, but solar technology is not the fuck up. People need to separate the two.

    Solar power will become profitable when the market demand calls for it to be profitable. If enough businesses see that it can turn a profit for them, someone will invest enough to design the profitable model.

    If you have enough sun hitting your yard or roof, you can invest about $15,000 at the time of the costruction of your house and never have to pay the power company again. Your meter would actually spin backwards. It's just the up-front cost of adding them to a home that gives people pause.

    Power companies are already drafting policy to combat this because they know it's coming down the road for many Americans.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    "I believe this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth."

    John F. Kennedy - in a speech on May 25, 1961

    Can you imagine putting that in a speech when we hadn't even shot a man into space yet? Hey, that's a little over the top, no?

    Ten years ago did you ever think you could get internet, etc., on your phone?
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