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Solar power vs. utilities


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    unitedmajority I didn't consider that to be ..."bitching"... about solar.

    I considered it a pure money grab. It's caused by outright greed and love of money and if the utilities can buy off enough politicians it will spread thoughout the nation. Everywhere they can squeeze more money out of the ordinary citizen, they will do it.

    It's cheap to buy politicians compared to the MONEY that they can make by surcharging the consumer who has solar panels on their roof.
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    jamesn Wrote: unitedmajority I didn't consider that to be ..."bitching"... about solar.

    I considered it a pure money grab. It's caused by outright greed and love of money and if the utilities can buy off enough politicians it will spread thoughout the nation. Everywhere they can squeeze more money out of the ordinary citizen, they will do it.

    It's cheap to buy politicians compared to the MONEY that they can make by surcharging the consumer who has solar panels on their roof.
    I guess bitching is the wrong word, more like, "majority bullying" that is more fitting. All the recent talk of bullying and somehow our government and the system was left out of it, the biggest bullies of all, crazy.
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    Just to continue this thread, I expect that technological breakthroughs on alternative clean energy sources will continue into the future. Some will be large applications and some small applications more suited for rural or urban areas.

    For example, here's a wind turbine design that claims to have much higher efficiency.


    SheerWind claims its INVELOX wind turbine produces 600% more power

    SheerWind Inc. of Chaska, Minnesota is claiming in a press release that its newly developed funnel-based wind turbine system is capable of producing 600 percent more power than conventional wind turbines. The new design uses funnels to channel wind to a ground-based turbine.

    Here's another link:

    9 ingenious wind turbine designs

    I don't expect that many of these designs will make it into commercial production, but maybe one or two will. And it will justify all the research dollars being spent, not only on wind but all forms of alternative energy. The only thing holding us back is funding from Congress that still is hung up on fossil fuels and the money that pours into their campaign coffers from the fossil fuel industry.