LMAO....Solar Power = 0.14% of our electricity!!!

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    OK..........Im officially laughing my balls off!!!!!!!!

    Every day on here we hear the new doomsday story about the world coming to and end compliments of the environmental alarmist k00ks and even if they were 100% correct, what do they have to show for it? 0.14% for solar:D:D

    Energy Department Touts Solar Power That Generates 0.14% of Electricity


    You talk about some serious connect the dots issues..........these cheesedicks are telling us they can save the world with wind and solar and all of their shit together could barely run Manhattan!!!



    These k00ks are like mega fat people touting the fact that they acknowledge they have a put the fork down problem but are waiting for the flesh eating virus to cure them!!!:eusa_dance::eusa_dance::blowup:



    Even funnier? Wind and Solar together = less than 3.3%!!!!!



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    I wouldn't discount alternatives/renewables solely based on their current contribution.

    I would however argue that they will never be a predominant source of energy in the forseeable future. Also, taxing and regulating hydrocarbons out of existence is no way to transition to a "sustainable" energy economy.
     
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    When German citizens realized that the premiums and support for renewables on their electric bills were growing astronomically, while solar and wind supplied less than 5% of their load, they had a fit.

    Subsidies have been promised for 20 YEARS!!!!! And with Germans shutting down nukes and coal, I expect the Dark Ages to return shorty to the Huns..
     
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    Considering the amount of time, effort and MONEY put into it,

    ^THAT^ is absolutely disgusting. :mad:
     
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    But it can supply enough on an individual basis to power your home and fuel your vehicle. In grid parallel configuration, it even aids the local power provider.
     
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    US Solar Facts & Charts

    The U.S. Solar Market Insight report projects that 2012 will be another booming year for U.S. solar, as well the several years following 2012. 2,800 MW of solar PV are expected to be installed in 2012. After that, a compound annual growth rate of 30 percent through 2016 is expected.Clean Technica (US Solar Facts & Charts)

    How long does it take to reach significant figures with that kind of growth rate?
     
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    Let's all continue to be addicted to oil! It'll be great! And if we all invest in respiratory therapy and oxygen tent businesses at the same times we'll be wealthy too!
     
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    Can't YOU do the math for once??? 30% interest would be a super deal.. But if I start with $10 now --- in 2016 --- I'm still not gonna be rich..

    PS --- the answer is close to 0.4% in 2016. ASSUMING OF COURSE OUR USAGE DOESN"T GROW IN FOUR YEARS!!!!


    :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz:

    BTW: INSTALLED AMOUNTS are NOT Generation amounts.. Use about .35 for the diff and derate by a smidgeon for every lattitude line above Dallas..
     
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    Our "addiction to food" is a much more serious threat to the modern world.

    Oil is a miraculous naturally occuring liquid from which tens of thousands of products and processes are derived. Maybe you just need a tent to go live in.
     
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    Well let's see. You claim that 2,800 MW of solar are expected to be installed. Meanwhile the US consumption of energy is over 22 TWh. At .02% of energy production, it'll take a LONG LONG time for it to be significant.
     

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