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by Ramaniac  Apr 15, 2014

Don't worry looking it up Doc. I already know. My 94,000 house (20 years ago) would require 80,000 of solar panels AND I would have to drastiacally reduce my load. Hard to do with a wife and 5 kids. Ten years on batteries and panels? I highly doubt it.

by Ramaniac  Apr 15, 2014

How do you know they are the ones you installed? I value your opinion on Solar since you are an obvious expert. Why do they cost so much? How many batteries do I need to run the exact amount of power I get now? How many solar panels with that take. ? My house is only 1660 square feet. How much do you think it would cost to go solar, and enjoy the same amount. Thanks for the information, and also, how many years for the break even mark?

by LanguageMan1  Mar 06, 2014

Now that I think about it, it's just like the people that are in this country or in the world. They do nothing compared to what I or others have done or what we do with alternatives or to improve fuel efficiency of their own vehicles, yet so much could be done and it pays for itself, but too many are brainwashed into thinking it doesn't work. Then there's the other side of the coin that wants $5 or more for a gallon of gas, which would and will only make life more difficult for the masses of us below those at the top. Can you afford $4.50 for a gallon of gas, $5.75 for a gallon of milk, $2.99 for a bag of potatoes, $2.79 for a dozen eggs or a loaf of bread? It'll be worse than that within the next three to five years, 10 max. Just wait. I've been right before and I'll be right again.

by LanguageMan1  Mar 06, 2014

Even with the power companies, it still boils down to them not doing enough in time. It costs less over time with a turbine, solar, tidal or wave energy than with a coal, natural gas or nuclear power plant.

by LanguageMan1  Mar 06, 2014

Yes, reckoning time per se. Hopefully they're not going to do away with it completely, just rearrange the dates of meeting the goals. They've got all the wind they need, as well as the potential for using tidal and wave energy there among others; but they'll not do enough just like they've not done enough over the last 40 years as they said they would do when I was a kid. Too much talk, too little action.

by LanguageMan1  Mar 05, 2014

"Replace wind energy goals with "goals to expand economic opportunities and lower electricity prices." The article doesn't say much about what that is supposed to mean. My guess is that the Governor means state price supports for more coal plants. :( " Hopefully not! But, the previous Democratic governor signed off on the order in 2008, but he didn't approve enough work being done in time before he left office. They have enough wind, not enough money or time. Plus, big business isn't going in with the money like they had hoped. They want 3000 megawatts by 2020, 2000 by 2015 and they have 450 megawatts as of now. They're not going to make it in time for 2015 unless they put up somewhere between 600 and 720 new turbines, and it would mean at least 2 a day for the rest of the year. Not gonna happen.

by sks1586  Feb 02, 2014

Congratulations for Winning The Rank in THE Top 5 Articles By Day on Saturday (2/1/14).

by MidNJ  Jan 28, 2014

Appreciated your comment and I wonder how many others have the same experience? One more observation, when I was growing up I was able to ski in Middletown Ct. (Powder Ridge). My children could also ski there 15 years ago, but less days per season. About 10 years ago it closed - Only enough snow to ski about 2 weeks a year, and it began quickly losing money.

by t-w  Jan 23, 2014

Can't exactly see all detail in your avatar, but, if they are 60's anti-war protesters (or a contemporary reincarnation), and your ID stands for Disk Operating System, and you're a baby-boomer --then we're somewhat kindred spirits (+ I enjoyed your comments today in response to 'German Energy', et al)

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