- Jan 23, 2014
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- Central Ohio
For the most part, yes.In any case, I believe that alternative energy sources are the best potential energy sources!
Moreover, the niche of alternative energy sources is developing more and more every day. Every day there are new methods of generating energy using the power of nature.
For example, the well-known solar panels were made portable. Yep, portable solar panels
Indeed, it is very convenient because you can take this panel with you anywhere and it will satisfy your energy needs!
Do you still think that alternative energy sources suck?
There are certain specific situations where alternative energy is fine.
I read where a guy had a million acres of land, and he would move his cattle around on the land, but there was no electricity. But he had a shack out by a stream. So he put some solar panels on the roof, and had a water turbine in the stream, and voila! Power almost year round.
That said, other than a tiny fridge, and a laptop, and a few expensive LED lights.... you couldn't do much.
And if you used everything, you would go dead on power.
At the same time, I know another guy that bought a full roof Solar panel system for his house, dropped thousands on thousand on thousands, and after it was all said and done, he spent $10,000, found he was only saving a few hundred bucks a year.
Then, and I this is crazy.... the system burnt out the inverter, which caused him another thousand to replace, and not even a year later, he suspects a squirrel or some other rodent, chewed on a panel, shorted out the entire system, and they said he'd have to replace every single panel.
He sold it as salvage, and never looked back.
Alternative energy has a very limited use in my book. At the very best, it is a additional source of power, not really an "alternative".
And honestly, the day the US government runs out of money to fund green energy, the entire market will disappear like a ghost. No one would buy a single solar panel anywhere, if it wasn't for the government money involved. You take away those energy credits, and green energy grants, and the tax incentives....
The market would cease to exist in a single day.