We found rocks on Mars!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by PhiSlammaJamma, May 26, 2008.

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  1. Who said anything about limiting it to solar panels on a car? You can put solar panels on your roof and generate more than enough electricity.
  2. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

    ^annnd you get to sell the electricity that you don't use back to the power company.
  3. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

    Then that would create a big solar panel market, and guess what? Solar Panels would end up costing a SH** load of Money, they would make it where you had to buy permits and get a pro to install to them to pass some bull crap codes. They would prob have a monthly solar panel bill.

    They would not allow millions of homes to be self efficient. To much $ to lose.
    Just like Gas companies wont let electric cars take off till they are in position to find ways of making billions on recharging the cars.
  4. Who is "they"?

    The people who MAKE and SELL solar panels would be thrilled if everyone bought them.

    The auto industry used to fight innovation and keep things like electric cars away from the public. But now the public is demanding action so we'll get our electric cars. They are already on the roads, just not in mass production.
  5. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

    Solar Panel companys would turn evil if they started making money like the Electric Companys do. When they sell panels now they are like cool!, but if the demand got so high that they could make billions and have to increase production they would change they way they do things. They would be like OK people needs these panels so lets make every dollar we can off of them.

    Plus Electric Companys wouldnt go down without a fight.

    Speaking on the subject, im about to power my Shed with Solar power for $250. Going to buy a 12v Panel, a 12 Volt Battery and a D/C to A/C power inverter which will convert the 12 volts coming from the battery to 115 volts. so i can run lights and small power tools.

    I think the secret to running homes on Solar power comes down to a breakthrough in Battery and Inverter technology. we need batteries that can harness 1,000 volts or more and a inverter that can convert that to about 2,500 volts to run everything in a home. Might even need a Solar panel that can triple the power of sunlight that hits it. I think we will get there one day. might as well make use of global warming and the sun.
  6. :rolleyes:
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