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  1. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, 11 months ago

    Solar electrical energy production is great idea but, just like socialism, it doesn’t work.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 11 months ago

    Sigh.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 11 months ago

    @narrowminded

    I guess you never heard of Scandinavia, then. Home to the happiest, healthiest people in the world.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    @motivemagus

    I fear that’s not that great an example of solar, but it IS a good example of renewable: they get most of their electricity from hydro.

  5. pauldamin

    pauldamin said, 11 months ago

    @narrowminded

    Less that it doesn’t work as it isn’t economical. I expect that within 10 or 20 years, while it won’t totally replace traditional energy production, it will certainly replace a significant portion of it as it becomes more economical.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @narrowminded

    Of course it works. It is just on our end we need to continuer to improve obtaining it for conversion. The Earth gets enough power every day to light every light, power every device for a year.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    But that wouldn’t pump up the profits of the oil and coal interests, and therefore is un-American.
    I mean, so long as the kids of a bunch of rich executives can afford to move somewhere nice, who cares if everyone else chokes on pollution or drowns in sludge?

  8. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 11 months ago

    We here in Germany have a “luxury problem” with renewable energy right now: too many wind farms! The network-operators can’t get cables to them fast enough to plug them into the system. This hinders future projects. One company has started to lay of workers because of that. I firmly believe that something nefarious is going on and when proven right i will quit my previous life, somehow obtain a BIG, BIG gun and find the guy responsible, Heisenberg-style…

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 11 months ago

    @Debt Free

    Actually, Carter’s initiatives led to the US being the world leader and innovator in alternative energy sources.
    Then Reagan came in and killed it all. Carter did great; he just failed to get re-elected against a guy willing to treat with our enemies to win against him.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    True – I was referring to socialism, not solar power. Germany is a better example of solar.

  11. Ziveron

    Ziveron said, 11 months ago

    @Debt Free

    As you might imagine, there’s been some improvement in the technology in the last 40 years or so.

  12. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @narrowminded

    Actually it does work here in Tennessee.Our local NBC News Affiliate did a story on a Family who installed Solar Panels on their Home, They have 2 meters on their home. One is from their Power Provider, the other is from the power they produce form the sun.

    They actually showed the Power Provider’s Meter spinning backwards when they were harvesting Solar Power.

    They have a Large Solar Farm off of I-40 West in Haywood County which provides Power for hundreds of residents in the area.

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @motivemagus

    The Iran Hostage Crisis did Jimmy Carter in as he did nothing at all to secure the freedom of our Hostages from Radical Muslims.

    Reagan screwed up when he made a deal with Saddam to secure the Release of our Hostages shortly after Noon ET on January 1, 1981 when he was President Elect, he sent Bush 41 to Iraq with the deal. Reagan made deals with two known Terrorists that led to us being in The Middle East Today.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    In terms of total solar power capacity per capita, Germany crushes every other country. At the end of 2012, it had approximately 400 MW of solar power capacity per million people, considerably more than #2 Italy at 267 MW per million people, #3 Belgium at 254 MW per million people, #4 Czech Republic at 204 MW per million, and #5 Greece at 143 MW per million people. The US came it at #20 with about 25 MW per million people (quite pitiful when put into this perspective). The top solar state (per capita) in the US at the end of 2012 was Arizona, which had about 167 MW of solar power per capita (and would have ranked #5 if it were a country). (source)

    The U.S. has no excuse for being 20th in the world in per capita solar capacity. Just imagine if the U.S. got to even half of Germany’s installed based per capita; that would supercharge the solar industry and probably help drive down solar costs much lower than they are now (and they’re already low), making further solar adoption around the world much faster than it otherwise would be. That’s the kind of virtuous cycle that we need to clean up electricity generation worldwide.
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    http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/germany-breaks-world-solar-power-generation-record-july-2013-51-twh-leaves-us-dust.html

  15. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, 11 months ago

    @Tigger

    Careful, Tigger. We can’t have people who think for themselves here – right wing or left wing, those are the choices.
    Great posts.

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