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The Pixie Dust Energy Source

Michael2450 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 4:57 PM
First of all it is soon to be established that oil and gas is/are not fossil fuels. Old fields are refilling, etc. Even under our current foolish policies we have 400 plus years of gas and 100 plus years of oil. Solar is a complete waste of time for 100 years or so.

Solar is the power of the future and the power of the past. What solar isn’t, is the power of the present. That’s because using solar power to generate electricity is expensive. Still. And that’s not going to change anytime soon, no matter how many political fundraisers are held by solar advocates.

According to Bloomberg, recent price decreases in solar equipment have driven costs from about 25 cents per kwh to 17 cents per kwh for photovoltaic (PV) powered solar energy, the least expensive form of solar power deployable at scale. But that’s a far cry from the average retail price...

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