[Spridgets] Wind energy again
a61bugeye at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 1 18:47:03 MDT 2011
Don't forget the roof. Reroofing aroung solar panels is not easy.
spridgets Group <spridgets at autox.team.net>
Sent: Wed, June 1, 2011 3:47:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Wind energy again
Not sure if you meant that as a
joke or not..
Down here, a set of solar panels will cost $ 25,000 installed.
Federal tax credit (For residential use only.. and why is that?)
and the State
tax credit and they only end up costing $ 10,000 installed.
Let's see.. at $
200 per month that's 50 months or 4 years or so. Assuming
that I don't need
supplemental electricity which I will as .. well.. I turn on
things at night
like refrigerators and computers and air conditioning etc. So
if we break it
down, then maybe .. and I'm being generous here.. I get use
out of the system
50% of the time during the Summer months so let's double
estimate to 8 years or so. Now let's add in some more reality,
tornados around here and hurricanes hit here every few years as well
storms not to mention all of the damn sunshine. Do you have any idea
of this sunshine does to manmade things??! So let's toss in some 30%
initial cost. That's another $ 8000..sorry, no subsidizes repair
another 4 years or so. Again, assuming that our friends in DC
that we are now small scale power companies and start to tax us
for every watt
we produce just like they do the power companies...
I'll stick to the large power company that is sticking it to me. SWEPCO.
have a "fuel surcharge" that is frequently equal to the electricity usage
costs doubling my electricity bill. If they are having problems why on earth
would I want to take the chance of doing their job.
On Jun 1, 2011,
at 3:40 PM, <bjshov8 at tx.rr.com> <bjshov8 at tx.rr.com> wrote:
> My sister and
her husband have a house with about 2500 square feet and all
of the usual
televisions, refrigerators, airconditioner, etc. They bought
for their roof that will generate almost their average
electrical usage. I
think they said the panels cost about $8,000. They
expect to pay for the cost
of the panels in 5 or 6 years.
>> But the nuclear plant is probably more
than a couple of thousand times more
>> expensive to start off with. I think
you also have to consider the
>> de-commissioning cost of the Nuclear power
>> In the UK you can get a wind turbine that will meet the need of a
>> household's electric though I guess to be self sufficient you'd want solar
>> as well.
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