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  •  Well, "rooftop" is just a generic description (2+ / 0-)
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    for small scale. I think covering parking lots, etc. is a great idea.
    It sounds like we're beginning to get solar on schools. This should be happening nationwide, for schools, hospitals, airports, municipal buildings, etc. As we build up volume on these structures with a long term amortization framework, the price will come down and we can more easily get residential and commercial solarized.
    Ultimately, the savings need to be passed onto the school district, municipality, homeowner, "little guy".

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 06:59:30 PM PST

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    •  Every sunny roof should (eventually) have (3+ / 0-)
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      solar panels.  Some day I hope that not having PV panels on your roof will be thought unpatriotic and stupid.  

      Renewable energy brings national global security.     

      by Calamity Jean on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 08:26:11 PM PST

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      •  They're just getting started on the technology, (0+ / 0-)

        They're working on pv shingles, and they may have a PV "paint" someday.
        There's also solar water heating, which is relatively old, but will see more improvements in technology, and then there's also the passive solar design revolution, and the coupling of all of that with small scale geo-thermal.
        Consider the technological trajectory of auto design. We're somewhere in the "Model T" phase with solar power.

        There are technologies we haven't even imagined yet, as well.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:09:40 AM PST

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        •  What we already have is good enough to (1+ / 0-)
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          We're somewhere in the "Model T" phase with solar power.

          There are technologies we haven't even imagined yet, as well.    

          save the world, if it's put to use soon enough.  And getting started on using it will motivate improvements faster.  Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.  

          Renewable energy brings national global security.     

          by Calamity Jean on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 03:25:22 AM PST

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