Thursday, October 1, 2009

Solar is Local...stay put and the sunshine will come to you

Fande = Fact & Evidence; Cande = Conjecture & Exaggeration

Cande from the NY Times = nowhere in the article does the reporter mention that there are solar-electric systems that require no water. That's right! Localized solar-electric systems require no water to cool them down.

As I've written before, most solar-electric systems are localized.

Wall Street wants to make a Rube Goldberg experiment out of solar. Instead of implementing a CO2-free energy infrastructure one rooftop at a time in the Sun Belt of America, meaning with solar-electric panels installed on homes and office buildings, the big investment dollars are looking for large-scale solar projects.

As the New York Times reports, the large-scale solar projects require mass amounts of water to cool them down.

* Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open, and sharpen your critical thinking skills. Bring your Fande, leave your Cande.

"Here is an inconvenient truth about renewable energy: It can sometimes demand a huge amount of water. Many of the proposed solutions to the nation’s energy problems, from certain types of solar farms to biofuel refineries to cleaner coal plants, could consume billions of gallons of water every year."

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