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Old 07-25-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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I never understood why I never see any solar panels on homes and never hear anybody talking about solar panel energy. Florida is known for the over abundance of sun. My only conclusion is that, just like the tourism industry, the utility companies enjoy their monopolies. If Florida wants to start making some serious changes than this would be one huge step to making Florida more attractive. Other states such as Texas are beginning to focus on wind energy Texas Wind Energy

But I guess the "old" Florida doesn't want this either LOL!!
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Miami
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^^^Its happening in florida in the next 3 years I believe my friend said. One in Martin County and one on the west coast some place. Proponents predict bright future for solar energy - Business - Bradenton.com (http://www.bradenton.com/business/story/1411600.html - broken link)
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: MIA
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Because RE is cost prohibitive when finding land to put up a solar panel farm...

Also, they don't generate that much power.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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FL is one of the most reactive states in the country. They were kicking and screaming here because a seatbelt law was passed. A law that has been on the books in most states for years.

Every week it is car crashes and death and it says "not wearing seatbelts". Never really heard of so many not wearing seatbelts until coming here. It should be a no brainer and something you shouldn't even have to think about doing.

Texas is a fairly proactive state. They do things like 4 day work weeks for govt. employees and furloughs long before the economy really tanked. They plan.

Look at the highway system in Texas compared to Florida. Texas is doing much better in this economy than FL is.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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Because RE is cost prohibitive when finding land to put up a solar panel farm...

Also, they don't generate that much power.

I disagree, a solar system can generate at least half of your electricity in a year, cutting your bill in half also.

http://www.solar-estimate.org/
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I think there's more than a little bit of suspicion about whether residential solar panels will do well in hurricane force winds.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Miami
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^^^They make solar panels now that look like roof tiles or shingles. I would assume they are just as sturdy as non solar ones. Now those old fashion big panel type ones wouldn't do so well during a hurricane
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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The majority of homes in my neighborhood with pools have solar panels to heat them. And they all seemed to do just fine during the hurricanes.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Because solar energy is useless and cost prohibited. Google in the Internet about the fail energy policy of Spain or better yet in California, USA
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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Maybe the price of Solar PV panel is very high before, however recently the cost of solar PV panel is reduced so much, about USD 3.0/watt. That will be a good news for solar power system popularity
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