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Solar friendly southern California?

Post in 'The Green Room' started by begreen, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Stumbled on this one today. Anybody live in So.Ca?


    Based on their facebook page I suspect they are going to be mounting a big pr campaign very shortly.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Hmmm, my power went out 30 minutes after posting this. :mad: Back on now and the sun is shining on the solar panels.
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Consider that a warning shot Mr. BeGreen. We have our eyes on you...

    Sincerely,
    The Shadow Forces.
  4. Mr A

    Mr A Minister of Fire

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    Free energy from solar sounds good to me until I divide the cost of the solar system by my average monthly bill. Then, it makes no sense. It would be great to have a self energy generating home, but the cost is prohibitive. I've looked into geothermal, and the permit alone to drill the well holes required are prohibitive, not to mention the high cost of a drill rig crew. Someday the technology may there to make solar, wind, etc cost efficient, it isn't there yet.
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  5. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    Same here. Read the juicy ads, look at he bottom line, crunch the numbers, even with all the rebates and tax deductions, the payback is way out there beyond 20 years (at best).

    Here is the scoop behind the Edison web spoof and the political flap involved:

    http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/commentary/protesters-visit-sce-headquarters-over-solar-battle.html

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