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(Grist)   A report from the Edison Electric Institute predicts that if 10% of people installed roof mounted solar panels it would destroy the electric utilities... Well Bye   ( grist.org) divider line
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2013-04-13 02:05:58 PM  
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marian = marina

/looks like my solar powered spellcheck has some bugs
2013-04-13 10:38:03 AM  
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simplicimus: Since wind and solar introduce random amounts of power into the grid -it's not always sunny or windy, that creates a headache for utilities trying to balance their load.


So what. Why do I have to care about their problems?

lelio:
For a typical house with a typical family does the roof alone provide enough surface area to provide all the power?

I have no idea if 10kW is enough for 4 people or if it takes a football field of arrays to get that.


In  places like Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico and similarly sunny places it takes about 400 square feet of solar panels to supply to an average home. Yes that include battery storage for night.
2013-04-13 10:17:57 AM  
1 vote:
Since wind and solar introduce random amounts of power into the grid -it's not always sunny or windy, that creates a headache for utilities trying to balance their load.
2013-04-13 01:27:03 AM  
1 vote:
Rates have to go up as customer base shrinks.  I'd hate to get the last electric bill.
 
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