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Eugenian

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:09:17 PM

California has hit a major milestone in renewable energy: State
regulators reported Thursday that more than 1 gigawatt -- or 1,000
megawatts -- of solar power has been installed through the California
Solar Initiative, which encourages homeowners, businesses, local
governments and nonprofit organizations to install solar panels on their
roofs.
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 10:52:46 AM

Yep, to match their milestone of debt and high taxes.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:53:11 AM

So we've got that going for us.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 4:27:43 AM

Alrighty then
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millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:08:21 AM

nice
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listerone
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:26:46 PM

Wow! I'll bet that represents 0.0003% of the state's energy requirements.And it costs a dollar per kWh.
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:24:52 PM

If everyone cooperates.
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BburgCW
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 11:27:54 AM

Nice!
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leeac
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:58:55 AM

Solar energy is a long term investment that will reduce the cost of engery and save our natural resources for future generations.
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:51:46 AM

That means that they could have had 4 to 5 gigawatts for the same price. Better them than me.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:27:00 AM

I had solar panels, after three years I had to replace valves and other parts, after 12 years panels
Were deteriorating.also watch out for large hail storms and falling debris.
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heydano67
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:24:37 AM

its a good start
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:16:10 AM

California dreaming.
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dh0770
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:11:13 AM

How many 1000's of dollars per mega watt did it cost to get there?
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Maranatha!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:39:37 AM

What's the "Shelf Life" of the Solar Panels..their longevity and does their efficiency decline over time? What's the Return on the investment? And at what cost..True Cost without subsidies? That's the Bottom Line!

I've been using a Neuton(have two of them to bag our lawn clippings that I apply to our compost bins, but especially as a mulch in my organic garden...for several years!) But sadly my yard is not a Postage Stamp in size..now Electric rates are going through the roof! But I hate to pay for highway use taxes on gasoline that most of Americans/Canadians burn to manicure their lawns!

I just called DR.?Neuton to find out if they are 'cutting edge' with CNG-powered landscaping/maintenance equipment! That's what I would consider..retooling if the technology in their product line were available/cost-effective!
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:37:39 AM

That is a lot of solar power.
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:21:19 AM

COOL
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:13:15 AM

Another reason why liberal states are the ones with the largest deficits.
They can't stop spending taxpayer money and they can't stop taxing their citizens.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:12:28 AM

This is good. How much oil is saved?
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:42:10 PM

Tax payers have be bilked out of enough money in CA on renewable energy that it is amazing the state does not collapse under the weight of the money.
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:21:20 PM

That's great.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:18:03 PM

"One megawatt is enough to power 750 to 1,000 homes. But because the sun doesn't shine all the time, solar industry experts say that 1 megawatt of solar can power about 200 households."

So the useable number is a lot lower than the best.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:03:42 PM


Not in the long run with renewable and non-polluting energy Discovery02.

One Gig and growing is good progress for healthy and clean renewable energy. It is our future.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:53:11 PM

And what has happened to the electrical bills of those who haven't gone solar?? Gone up!!!
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:45:44 PM

Way to go.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:17:00 PM

too bad they cant sell the excess back to the energy suppliers
it might make more sense to homeowners if they could
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