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2/23/2012 2:36:40 PM
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Realistically, neither wind nor solar is a solution to electricity generation, and neither contributes in a significant way to transportation of people, goods or services. But to the extent renewables can be used to generate electricity cost effectively who could have a problem with it?
Unfortunately, these sources simply aren't ready for prime time. Maybe in 20 or 50 years, but they have to be cost effective. Solar isn't even close and who knows whether it will ever be.
I'm getting the strong impression that you have never seen a PV large scale plant up close or even know how it works. FSLR's industrial scale plants now generate electricity in places like the S. California desert and Italy for prices approaching 11 cents per KwHr now.
And that's without subsidies. Zip.
My system that's powered my off grid home has generated electrons every day for the last twenty one years. That's a record no nuke or fossil fueled plant can match.
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