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  •  Pv solar produced 5.3% of Germany's electricity (0+ / 0-)

    needs in the first half of 2011.  That's more than was produced from hydropower and can't really be considered a "limited role" anymore.

    Furthermore, pv solar creates more jobs than any other electricity source, with most of the jobs being created in the installation sector.  You're also ignoring that pv solar is not just about modules.  Inverter factories also create jobs.

    And, last but not least, you may have more grid connections with rooftop pv solar than with wind or other forms of electricity generation, yet the pv solar grid connections are dirt cheap in comparison to those with other forms of power generation since the systems are place where the grid already exists and no new high-power lines need to be constructed.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 02:07:28 AM PDT

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