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Re: Say Hello to Renewable Gasoline

Postby AussieDodger » Sat May 31, 2008 2:41 pm

knapplc wrote:Likely we will never have to go that route since the sun provides more energy than we could probably use. If we could figure out a way to tap the full potential of solar power we would never have to dig in the ground for fuel again.


It's interesting how seemingly unpopular solar seems to be.
Someone has been smart enough to build these magical purple panels that turn sunlight into energy, and it seems like that's as far as its got.
Maybe it needs one intelligent country to attract and commission major solar researchers, because they will reap the benefits ($$$).
I'm not having a swipe at America, but because of you oil-slave status, it probably won't be you. :-C
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Re: Say Hello to Renewable Gasoline

Postby Amazinz » Sat May 31, 2008 3:01 pm

That doesn't seem right. Everything I have read suggests that the domestic solar industry is growing at a phenomenal rate world wide. Japan leads the pack and apparently U.S. manufacturers have had trouble filling domestic demand due to Japanese contracts. Also a lot of states have begun programs similar to what was done in Japan and Germany where the state covers a large percentage of the installation to help people make the transition.
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Re: Say Hello to Renewable Gasoline

Postby AussieDodger » Sat May 31, 2008 3:25 pm

Amazinz wrote:That doesn't seem right. Everything I have read suggests that the domestic solar industry is growing at a phenomenal rate world wide. Japan leads the pack and apparently U.S. manufacturers have had trouble filling domestic demand due to Japanese contracts. Also a lot of states have begun programs similar to what was done in Japan and Germany where the state covers a large percentage of the installation to help people make the transition.


I'm ignorant of some facts (as usual :-D ), I've seen multiple (more then 2 but can't remember names) energy experts/scientists on tv here talk about solar and pretty much say......
"Solar (smirk, roll of eyes) is a womanly and useless way of getting energy, no one is doing it. Nuclear (and/or something else) however, is A-OK (thumbs up)."
Made it sound like no-one is into solar. I don't think anyone is paid by "big nuclear" out here.

Then the other day I saw a Robert Kennedy talking about Sweden (I think) being off oil because of solar and geo-thermal. So it must be possible. :-L :-L
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Re: Say Hello to Renewable Gasoline

Postby knapplc » Sat May 31, 2008 4:05 pm

That's a pretty odd thing for energy experts to be saying. Makes you wonder if they're not in the employ of some other type of energy source, like coal or oil. I've been hearing a LOT about alternative energy, from wind to solar to geothermal to harnessing the motion of waves. We're going to be off of our oil addiction one day. I'd just rather plan for it now than suddenly wake up one day when there's no more and find out we have to start from basically nothing to develop the next source of energy.
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Re: Say Hello to Renewable Gasoline

Postby JTWood » Sat May 31, 2008 4:48 pm

Solar is not cheap. That's its problem.

I checked into solar powering my house, and it would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $25k.
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Re: Say Hello to Renewable Gasoline

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat May 31, 2008 8:44 pm

Solar tech is currently very bad -- that's the problem. We can barely harness the potential of the energy that the sun is sending our way. Almost like moving a net through water ... you'll get the net a little wet but you're not grabbing nearly what you could.
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Re: Say Hello to Renewable Gasoline

Postby thedude » Sat May 31, 2008 10:44 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
Amazinz wrote:That doesn't seem right. Everything I have read suggests that the domestic solar industry is growing at a phenomenal rate world wide. Japan leads the pack and apparently U.S. manufacturers have had trouble filling domestic demand due to Japanese contracts. Also a lot of states have begun programs similar to what was done in Japan and Germany where the state covers a large percentage of the installation to help people make the transition.


I'm ignorant of some facts (as usual :-D ), I've seen multiple (more then 2 but can't remember names) energy experts/scientists on tv here talk about solar and pretty much say......
"Solar (smirk, roll of eyes) is a womanly and useless way of getting energy, no one is doing it. Nuclear (and/or something else) however, is A-OK (thumbs up)."
Made it sound like no-one is into solar. I don't think anyone is paid by "big nuclear" out here.

Then the other day I saw a Robert Kennedy talking about Sweden (I think) being off oil because of solar and geo-thermal. So it must be possible. :-L :-L


Nuclear is actually a pretty good power source because A) it creates much less atmospheric pollution and B) it is much safer than people think. It has its problems, but even those wind farms chop up flocks of birds.
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