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(SFGate)   Live in California and don't have solar panels? That'll be 4% more on your electric bill, dirty energy consumer   (sfgate.com) divider line 16
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2012-12-18 08:41:43 PM  
9 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Pud: What is I use another power source? Like the one I saw in this documentary a few years ago. Do I get the discount then?
 
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The Matrix was not a documentary!  It was a science fiction film.



No, it was a documentary.  I have been powering my house with fetuses for years now.
2012-12-18 11:19:48 PM  
3 votes:
But you build one little tiny reactor in your garden shed, and they swoop in on you like you're some kind of a freak.
Pud
2012-12-18 08:24:08 PM  
3 votes:
What is I use another power source? Like the one I saw in this documentary a few years ago. Do I get the discount then?
 
t0.gstatic.com
2012-12-18 11:28:45 PM  
2 votes:
No solar panels.

Because, many years ago before solar, I planted giant redwoods to block the sun from shining on my home - so it wouldn't require as much energy to cool it in the summer.

/and I still get solar panel folks knocking on my door
//I give them an incredulous look and ask them if they're paying attention
2012-12-18 11:04:56 PM  
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: This is what happens when you let private individual users sell energy back to the power companies. The more private power that gets produced, the more cost to the utilities it becomes, and worse, that cost gets pushed back on the poorest users who can't afford to put up their own generation units.


If allowed to run its course, everyone will generate 120% of the power they actually need and will actually end up paying the electric company for the privilege.
Pud
2012-12-18 09:04:03 PM  
2 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Pud: What is I use another power source? Like the one I saw in this documentary a few years ago. Do I get the discount then?
 
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The Matrix was not a documentary!  It was a science fiction film.
 
 
Wait, it what?? Uh oh ..... BRB ........
 
**sound of running, and slamming doors**
2012-12-18 08:50:41 PM  
2 votes:
Can you imagine the utility bill of the last guy in California to get solar panels?
2012-12-19 03:38:45 AM  
1 votes:
P.S. "Come to California, have a few laughs ... We've privatized our utilities ... It'll be great..." 

www.originalprop.com
2012-12-19 12:34:22 AM  
1 votes:

Girion47: This poster says: "After a google search it turns out that creating residential power using gas, diesel, or propane among other methods is illegal. WTF?"

With good reason. Because it is very possible to KILL me or my crew if everyone was allowed to generate in parallel with the grid. Transformers aren't directional; you generate 240v single phase for your house, and it will backfeed into the grid, even if I have a line out of service. However you generate it, it will feed into the distribution system stepping up to the tens of thousands of volts. Let's say I'm working on a supposedly dead line then someone turns on a generator somewhere without opening their main dx. That someone just energized what I'm working on with lethal levels of voltage. Co-generation is marked on area maps by a power system engineer so we know where to go to lock out their switchgear so that this cannot happen. "Rouge generation" (as it is called) can end someone's life.

It is a good thing it is illegal. You can't trust johnny jackoff the homeowner with these sorts of things.

Not to mention the pollution standards that a home generator could never hope to match.


Fark you... that air is on MY property!
2012-12-18 11:38:14 PM  
1 votes:
I just get all my electricity from my neighbor's outside outlet. That counts as an alternative power source, right?
www.jfiveelectric.com
2012-12-18 11:12:40 PM  
1 votes:

Pud: What is I use another power source? Like the one I saw in this documentary a few years ago. Do I get the discount then?


This always bugged me. Why not just have the energy generated by a perpetual motion machine? The science is essentially the same.
2012-12-18 11:10:12 PM  
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: yeah, would be great to have our electricity provided in the same manner that we get our crumbling bridges, and pot hole filled streets.

 
 
Mind, it's not as if the electrical grid that exists in most parts of the US isn't falling apart anyways
2012-12-18 11:06:06 PM  
1 votes:

MrEricSir: MaudlinMutantMollusk: F*ck PG&E
 
/seriously... they're just evil

Sshh, don't let them hear you say that. They might blow up your entire neighborhood.


That would happen anyway.. their maintenance on their equipment is abysmal.
2012-12-18 11:03:49 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: F*ck PG&E
 
/seriously... they're just evil


Sshh, don't let them hear you say that. They might blow up your entire neighborhood.
2012-12-18 11:02:00 PM  
1 votes:
This also happens with out soh panus.

hitchcockandme.files.wordpress.com 

/obscure?
2012-12-18 08:35:23 PM  
1 votes:

Pud: What is I use another power source? Like the one I saw in this documentary a few years ago. Do I get the discount then?
 
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The Matrix was not a documentary!  It was a science fiction film.
 
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