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  •  We don't need utility-level solar (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, JohnnySacks

    This is what the energy conglomerates fear -- solar panels on every roof.

    FACT: If you covered an area the size of Connecticut with solar panels, with existing technology it would produce enough energy to meet ALL energy needs in the U.S.

    An area the size of Connecticut may sound like a lot, until you consider...

    FACT: An area the size of Georgia is already covered by rooftops.  This is to say nothing of parking lots or roadways.

    It won't be a big huge plant way over yonder heating up water to spin turbines.  That's the 20th century.  It will be a distributed generation system feeding into a smart grid.  

    Or it will be catastrophe.  Your choice.

    The meek shall inherit the Earth that the stupid destroyed.

    by CharlieHipHop on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 07:10:37 PM PST

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