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6 Solar Panel Myths Debunked

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With the shadow of the potential consequences of climate change failing to dissipate, couple with soaring energy prices in recent years, the need to identify a better way of producing our power is as pressing as ever.

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David C (25)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:36 am
> the need to identify a better way of producing our power is as pressing as ever.
What's really pressing and over-due is realising and admitting that THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH in reality. That we (i.e. humankind) HAVE to act in accordance with REALITY, and discard our wish-fulfilment-fantasies.
The NEED is to DOWNSIZE. Downsize per-capita-consumption AND human numbers. A.S.A.P. and as a mettr of survival-of-the-species.


Kit B (276)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:18 am

So many places in the world are suffering with the results of climate change - man made climate change. Venice is now flooded for more than one third of the year, the Maldives are rapidly having to find places to move people to survive the heavy flooding and ocean inundation. Sandy was listed as tropical storm, remember the damage done? We need to be installing all forms of alternative fuels and shutting down the fossil fuel companies. We are facing the last possible moment to save this planet.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:23 am
So much for doubters who want fracking.

Mari 's (1356)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:45 pm
It's clear that companies are the Root to all Evil. Their greed will kill us before they convert and join the party.

Patricia N (9)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:49 pm
Solar panels on every roof. Wouldn't that be great.

Julie W (32)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 10:04 pm
Myth #2: They donít work in cloudy and cold climates. Then how is it Germany, a cold country, supplies a large percentage of its energy using solar power?

Klaus Peters (14)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:10 am
I totally agree that solar is a good thing and I can dismiss the myths, yes I was skeptical when deciding. Since I have my solar system, I changed my tune all together. I agree with all points, especially low temperature sunshine!
That is why Germany is doing so well, and other Northern European countries. I live in Australia, we have plenty of sunshine, but 40 C sunshine in summer will give you less kWh than 20 C spring sunshine. The system is rapidly paying itself off.

Lona G (79)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:59 am
Good article, Cher. Somehow I get the impression that these myths are made up and kept alive by the powers that be in the US as are the costs of solar panels. In Australia, with some government subsidy, we had 8 panels installed with a converter which can take an extension of another 8 panels for about $ 4000 which generates a bit more than 5 kW per day. The thing is, of course, the panels are made in China, but the quality is very good. Solar panels are so cheap that almost everybody invested in them in the area, which led the coal fuelled power plant in the area to shut down to half of its capacity.

D C (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 3:19 am
Its good to spread this information. It's sad that politics and interest groups are keeping the cost of solar panels relatively high in so many places.
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