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  •  what do you have against solar? (2+ / 0-)
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    Magnifico, Rex Manning

    ramping up should be faster for solar, since it's a semiconductor process and work is in process for factories that will use a lithographic print process to mass produce cells.

    downside - doesn't work at night. but wind turbines don't work on windless days, either.

    i favor mixed wind-solar at this point and tying the regional grids into a national one. while there are load-balancing problems with intermittent power, we're a long way from the point where that can be an issue in the us.

    Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

    by alizard on Wed May 14, 2008 at 02:51:51 PM PDT

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