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Solar: Fake Energy Provided by Fake President

Chip. Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 2:25 AM
The "president" is indeed a fake, but solar power is real and viable. Why is it that people can't seem to reason from the reality that BHOs agenda is to destroy the American way of life. From there the fact that the object of the guaranteed loans to the solar industry was, from the start, to further bankrupt the country and undermine the credibility of alternative energies. Hence the wasted money on unproven technologies rather than on known successes. One easy way to boost the solar industry and stimulate the economy would have been to have invested in the solar parabolic trough technology currently used in the California desert at the Solar One plant outside the sun baked boonie town of Barstow. During the day, this plant...
John in OK Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 7:57 AM
Solar power may be viable someday, but not now. With a conversion rate of only 15% of the energy hitting them, you simply can't generate enough power from a useful-sized solar array to replace the conventional sources. Not to mention the fact that most of the unconverted energy is actually transformed into heat and re-radiated back into the atmosphere (can you say, "global warming?" I knew you could.)

With another 30-50 years improvement, solar might be a viable replacement for fossil fuels, but anyone who falls for the idea that it can today is either uninformed or simply ignorant.
bobbit Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 1:25 PM
What a naive statement that is Dave. Do you have any idea how long the solar industry has been trying to make a viable product? Do you have any idea how far they still remain from doing so? When will you people ever understand that it will not be solar and it will not be wind that replaces fossil fuels? There is no one outside of oil company employees who wouldnt want to replace petroleum with cleaner energy sources but that source simply does not exist, and if it did it would take decades to construct the infrastructure required to deliver it. Enough with the green technology! Drill baby drill!
mitch121 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 2:43 PM
solar wasn't set back by a "cretinous failed actor", it's limitations lie in the laws of thermodynamics. solar is simply not sufficiently 'energy-dense' to compete with hydrocarbons & nuclear. it takes a long time and a lot of space to collect, a lot of space to store, a lot of time to recharge, etc., relative to how fast modern humans consume it. unless & until MAJOR technological breakthroughs radically improve one, or preferably all, of these factors, pretending we're going to get where we need to be thru increasing economies of scale in manufacturing, etc., are just a very sad, very expensive joke on the world's taxpayers.

And yeah, 0bama does hate this country.
Tom112 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 9:49 PM
Thank you Mitch!

I've been reading comments for alternative energy articles for years and yours is the FIRST that understood enough about the subject to write a sensible response.

We don't consume energy since energy is neither created or destroyed. Instead, we consume neg-entropy, the "orderliness" in the energy. The problem with the renewables is that the starting point for harvesting is a relatively DIS-ordered state.

This means that the renewables are INHERENTLY much more difficult to exploit in a price competitive way.
David70 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 5:33 AM
Dave,

You been blind for all your existence?
Drifter33 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 7:00 AM
Solar is "viable" on a very small scale (relative to the vast needs of our nation).

And yes, Obama's goal appears to be to destroy the American way of life.

This is the year that the fake energy provided by our fake president finally collide and go boom.

So, get ready for a new round of green bankruptcies, as Europe trims back subsidies for solar companies and taxpayers lose their appetite for subsidizing green power.

“The mini-bubble resulting from the rush to cash in on solar subsidies in European and U.S. markets is ending, as feed-in tariffs drop in Europe while loan guarantee and tax credit programs tighten up in the U.S.,” says a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch according to CNBC.com.

Germany is dialing back...

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