Coalition of the Confused

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Ignoring the debate on Climate Change.   General Confusion

Started 4/27/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 31255 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-25

He's probably just trying to look better than Trump.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-25

I could use your help on this.

Your house is pretty much self sustaining.

Has solar power increased, or decreased your power bill?

He's probably just trying to look better than Trump.

While china continues to increase it's co2 output in 2019 the USA reduced it in 2019. Even with a huge increase in manufacturing production.

RRBud

From: RRBud

Oct-25

Please understand that my house is a single-family unit, on roughly 1/3 acre, in Southern California's Mojave Desert.  That means that I have a lot more ground surface, as well as roof surface area, available for use in collecting solar energy than do MOST PEOPLE in the USA.  In our cities, there's a lot less available roof or land area per person that can be devoted to energy production than my neighbors and I have.

So, to answer your question:  During summer months my electric bill drops to zero, although I still have to pay for the connection to the power grid.  Our utility company no longer pays us for the power we put back into the grid; but the meter runs backwards.  At night, since I don't have a battery bank to store electrical energy from the day, I draw electrical power from the grid, and the meter runs forward.  At the end of the month, if I've used more power from the grid than I've put in, I have a small electric bill to pay.

During winter, with the fewer hours of usable sunlight, I have an electric bill.

Generally, my electric costs are lower - - - but of course I have to pay for the solar cell arrays as well as for my windmill, plus the maintenance, repair, and replacement costs.  It probably comes out about even for me.  Which means for a city dweller in an apartment building, they'd get absolutely no benefit at all.

We need to develop fusion power plants!

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-26

Thanks for that.  We can't afford the initial expense of getting solar panels installed, so you were the best person to ask.

RRBud said:

We need to develop fusion power plants!

Preach!

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