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Hawkcreek wrote:Now is the time to secure some kind of battery. Batteries in my opinion include woodlots, solar hot water systems, PV with traditional batteries,
solar vehicles and walkable communities. Now while we have some resources is the time to get these things.
One good battery is insulated fluid storage heated by concentrated solar. Various fluid mediums are available which can be heated up to 4-500 degrees. I intend to try this some day for a solar heated oven - tubes circulating the heated medium inside an insulated oven.
Old Mother Earth idea, that allows you to use the sun after dark.
Nicholai wrote:What area would you need to fill in solar panels to accommodate both a growth in energy use and a reduction on our current fossil fuel based electricity generation?
The problem is that it's a whole lot cheaper to build 1000 solar panels at one site than to build one solar panel at 1000 sites. Perhaps if you're of the survivalist paradigm that seems common on these forums it might make sense, but it'd be a whole lot easier to just buy 1/100000th of the equity in a firm that's going to supply 100,000 people with all the energy they need from solar as a hedge against high energy prices.
The problem I have is that local authorities will arrest me if I build a "snuffy smith" type apparatus. Our police state run by a Texas oil man, does not allow anyone to become oil free.....
SolarDave wrote:Please consider adding:
Would you consider living (next to, under, over, near) this source of energy?
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