[ExI] Some thoughts on the ecopocalypse - the argument for domestic ground based solar.
pharos at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 09:37:47 UTC 2009
On 11/26/09, Emlyn wrote:
> I think all the big engineering approaches can't get us there, because
> they can't improve rapidly enough. They can't do point 3. Nuke plants
> take years, maybe decades? Solar power in space, what's the iteration
> time there? others?
> My bet is on the small distributed approaches, mostly I'm thinking
> solar. If you can it to a point where everyone desires their own solar
> power panels, at the domestic and small business level, you have the
> giant weight of consumer capital pressing on the area, which means 1
> is taken care of. 3 is already good in this scenario, because this is
> consumer product stuff.
Agree. I'm very keen on solar panels on every available surface.
But the efficiency needs to keep improving to get to the stage that
consumers snap them up as a 'no-brainer'.
Also, nuclear power stations are starting to think 'small' as well.
If these small stations become available to support say 10,000 to
20,000 customers, then every small town could have their own nuclear
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