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  • Elon Musk's Powerwall is supposed to be a gamechanger for rooftop, decentralised solar...what are your thoughts?

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  • what should be the distance between two rows of solar module

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  • How you can comment data represented in these two articles:

    http://evworld.com/insider.cfm?archyr=2007&nextedition=133

    http://www.evworld.com/article.cfm?storyid=1256

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    • Narsi 4 years ago

      Hi Kyzyl...good to see you after a long time...hope you are doing well... Now, to answer ur question...both articles appear to be dated (at least 5 years old)...has anything happened on the fuel cells and the biofuels mentioned in the respective articles? I dont think fuel cells in cars have gone much ahead and biofuels efforts in cars seem to have stalled quite much last one year What do you think? And thanks again for reappearing...I myself had not been on CleanTick for a while, and in the meantime, I see a lot of trolls and spammers populating this network...will get all these cleaned up soonest

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  • One solar unit depending on its output capacity and its durability dictates the price it will command. mostly, solar systems are highly utilized in ares that are not connected with electricity or by organizations that wants to turn to green energy solution to cut their operational costs.the liming factor that has impaired the growth of solar market is the inability of solar energy to support industrial operation. it therefore crucial to develop products that support the needs of industrial sector as well as those that can be used for domestic purposes.

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  • If you’re considering building solar pv panels onto your home, you probably have a ton of questions. Is solar right for me? Is it really worth the investment? Will solar really make a difference in the fight against global warming?

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    • Venusk 5 years ago

      Hmm I would imagine that the primary reason you would build a solar panel for your home is to become energy independent. Global warming aside, it ensures a uniform energy price for the 20 subsequent years. One thing you might want to look at before starting is the kind of incentive your local/federal government offers you. It could be in the form of feed-in tariffs or your government might pay you for the electricity that you have not consumed from the grid(since you would use your own power).Once you factor all of this in, you will get an idea of the investment return on your start up capital. Hope this helps. Feel free to shoot out any more questions that you might have.

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  • Most of the renewable energy initiatives have huge capital investment and long gestation time than conventional modes. This effectively shunts away most of people to use these alternative methods.
    Does providing govt subsidy is the only way to make people to use these technologies ?

    Any comments...

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  • I don't know about solar car,can anybody tell about solar car and why don't we use solar car
    but my Point of view design is a drawback because more people expectation are great design

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  • As discussed, on an average 100 watt energy can be generated from a meter square solar panel on a sunny day....
    so what is the measurement for those incident solar radiations falling on that solar panel out of which we are able to harvest 100 watt.

    so that we can conclude ---- units radiations did fall on the panel today that's why --- watt energy was harvested.

    Because radiations/energy in a sunny day in New york will be different than that of in Sahara desert...

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    • Rcollins 5 years ago

      Okay that makes the panels between 22% and 30% efficient, which I really doubt that is going to happen. I am wondering where he came up with these magical solar panels that are supposed to be that efficient? Still no where near 98% efficient as you first article suggested (correction 96% efficient).

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  • he discovery of a new type of chlorophyll in the rocky stromatolites of Shark Bay in Western Australia has resulted in Min Chen being awarded the Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.

    Chlorophyll is the pigment found in plants that absorbs light into one of two types of photosystems which eventually allow the processing of sugars for energy.

    It had previously been found to exist in four different forms named chlorophyll a, b, c and d. The new type of chlorophyll, dubbed chlorophyll f, has been shown to absorb much farther into the red end of the visible spectrum, and it has potential applications in the solar cells and crop plants.

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  • By Jeff Siegel | Monday, October 10th, 2011
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    Any time you see the words “internal memo” in a news report, you know it can't be good.

    You'd think these guys in Washington would know better by now...

    If you're going to do something shady, don't use email as your method of communication. Even drug dealers know better than to use email, land lines, or traceable mobile phones.

    Don't get me wrong; I'm not comparing common drug dealers to politicians.

    After all, drug dealers know how to support job creation in a real free market.

    Laws? What Laws?

    So a series of emails that were probably never meant to be shared with the public have shown that an assistant Treasury secretary told the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget that the Solyndra deal could violate federal law because it put investors' interests ahead of taxpayers' interests.

    This isn't new.

    You think all those ethanol subsidies didn't put investors' interests ahead of taxpayers' interests?

    You think all those agricultural subsidies don't put investors' interests ahead of taxpayers' interests?

    You think all those “clean coal” subsidies don't put investors' interests ahead of taxpayers' interests?

    Hell, just last month the DOE awarded $14 million to six carbon capture projects — $14 million at a time when they're supposedly getting tough on spending.

    Meanwhile, the $4 billion welfare check for the oil & gas industry every year is still getting cut...

    Interestingly, while the Obama administration's Solyndra scandal is making the rounds on all the cable news shows, we haven't heard much about another scandal coming out of the White House.

    And this one is connected to a $13 billion project.

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