Solar power outshining Colorado's gas...

Solar power outshining Colorado's gas industry

There are 34 comments on the WBT-AM Charlotte story from Oct 11, 2009, titled Solar power outshining Colorado's gas industry. In it, WBT-AM Charlotte reports that:

The sun had just crested the distant ridge of the Rocky Mountains, but already it was producing enough power for the electric meter on the side of the Smiley Building to spin backward.

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Redneck

Las Vegas, NV

#22 Oct 11, 2009
Ever seen the little hampster balls? You can take your hamster for a walk...
Pay and Pay More

Paradise, TX

#23 Oct 11, 2009
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>$48,000? that doesn't sound right; there was a family who outfitted their house here in Florida for around $7000, are you sure about that figure?
That installation was shown on an episode this year of "This Old House". They quoted the price right off the contractor's bill.
Pay and Pay More

Paradise, TX

#24 Oct 11, 2009
frank wrote:
i have a few solar panels on my sheds roof and a wind generator behind my house the two items cost $7000 to purchase and install. that was last spring so far i have not paid one utillity bill and in fact there have been some checks from utillity company to me. so anybody taht say wind or solar are expensive and dont work are flat out lying.
They built entire solar neighborhoods here in Georgia and the homeowners ended up ripping the solar panels off the roofs and converting back to utility power. The solar panels didn't provide sufficient heat during Georgia winters or enough cool during Georgia summers. The solar panels burned out over years and had to be removed to re-roof the houses.
This is much the same results that the solar panels Jimmy Carter installed on the roof of the White House caused.

Since: Jan 07

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#25 Oct 11, 2009
So many fools and jesters. We consume energy at every increasing rates with no change in sight. Populations increase, energy demand increases, energy supplies dwindle, and people joke. Ever see "Soylent Green"? "Mad Max" ?

We should have seriously worked on fusion decades ago.
CORRECTION

Zephyrhills, FL

#26 Oct 11, 2009
"We should have seriously worked on fusion decades ago."

And we did. NO luck.

Since: Sep 07

Denver, Co

#27 Oct 11, 2009
There is still alot of research going in to fusion. Check out http://www.popsci.com/ and do a search.
Church Slave

Seattle, WA

#30 Oct 12, 2009
CORRECTION wrote:
"We should have seriously worked on fusion decades ago."
And we did. NO luck.
Oh well, We are the Saudi Arabia of Coal. The United States has more coal than anyone on the planet, enough to power us for 300-500 years.

The only problem is our black muslim supreme leader wants to tax the hell out of us to use any of it. Billion and billions of dollars in [email protected] and Trade taxes.
What will he do with all the billions he collects? Hand it out to blacks and other minorities to buy votes.

Cap and trade is nothing but a socialist confiscation of wealth scheme.

Since: Jul 09

Jacksonville, FL

#31 Oct 12, 2009
colorado is starting to deliver on initiatives outlined in the 2008 Democratic Convention

the must still have some of that old gold lmao

Since: Jan 07

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#32 Oct 12, 2009
Church Slave wrote:
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Oh well, We are the Saudi Arabia of Coal. The United States has more coal than anyone on the planet, enough to power us for 300-500 years.
The only problem is our black muslim supreme leader wants to tax the hell out of us to use any of it. Billion and billions of dollars in [email protected] and Trade taxes.
What will he do with all the billions he collects? Hand it out to blacks and other minorities to buy votes.
Cap and trade is nothing but a socialist confiscation of wealth scheme.
Coal is a major polluter of Hg (mercury) and CO2. Then there is the fly ash and other heavy metals. What do we do with the ash? How much land must be destroyed raping mountains to scrape off some coal? Coal is sort of a hill billy fuel. We can do better.

Since: Jan 07

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#33 Oct 12, 2009
and there is www.iter.org
Church Slave

Olalla, WA

#34 Oct 12, 2009
Coolmind wrote:
<quoted text>
Coal is a major polluter of Hg (mercury) and CO2. Then there is the fly ash and other heavy metals. What do we do with the ash? How much land must be destroyed raping mountains to scrape off some coal? Coal is sort of a hill billy fuel. We can do better.
With super scrubber smoke stacks coal can be relatively clean and ash can be re-deposited in the mines the coal came out of. Again, we are the Saudi Arabia of Coal. That is an awesome good thing Cool mind, not a bad thing. especially with global cooling.
There is also alot of promising work being done with liquified coal for use in Automobiles. CO2 makes plants mega happy BTW.
Good Grief

Pulaski, TN

#35 Oct 12, 2009
Curtis Lowe wrote:
Most housing associations ban solar panels because of their gay appearance and potential for litigation.
Solar panels aren't gay looking, they are gray looking.

If that were illegal because they were gay looking the home owners associations would be up to their ears in litigation.

That are the last to reasons, if ever, that solar power is illegal in many places.

Do some investigative reporting to see what is really behind solar power being illegal.

So far the past few years that's a story even hard core journalists won't touch.

Wonder why? Even more reason to investigate, yes?
Richard

Philippines

#37 Oct 22, 2009
This is good because it motivates other institutions to push forward more research on alternative sources of energy. Pretty soon, alternative energy will be the trend and oil will be a thing of the past. Hehehe. Check out empire-solar . com to find out more about the low-priced solar power systems.
Richard

Philippines

#38 Oct 26, 2009
This is good because it sends the impression that alternative sources of energy are now becoming the trend of today's energy crises. Not only do we lessen or curb the effects of global warming, we also cut down on our dependency on foreign energy.

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