The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Correct rotation, wrong sequence
by Potseal
Yesterday at 03:14 PM
Industrail Control Panel bonding per 409.108
by sparkyinak
12/09/16 06:29 PM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
12/07/16 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
12/06/16 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 11
HotLine1 10
Potseal 9
sparkyinak 8
Texas_Ranger 7
Who's Online
1 registered (geoff in UK), 205 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#45754 - 12/06/04 02:10 PM Solar Elctric Story
kinetic Offline
Member

Registered: 04/06/02
Posts: 158
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
Thought this was an interesting story. Anything to help solar go mainstream.
http://www.dailystar.com/dailystar/allheadlines/51206.php

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#45755 - 12/06/04 04:59 PM Re: Solar Elctric Story
SolarPowered Offline
Member

Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 615
Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
 Quote:
The $30,000 system will save the school roughly $60 a month in electricity costs...


Which is about a 2.4% return before figuring in cost-of-funds, and big loser after figuring in cost-of-funds. (In other words, the system never pays for itself, and the gap keeps getting bigger over time.)

It continues to amaze me how journalists can present something like that with a straight face and not comment on the absurdity of the statement.

[This message has been edited by SolarPowered (edited 12-06-2004).]

Top
#45756 - 12/06/04 06:02 PM Re: Solar Elctric Story
NJ Wireman Offline
Member

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 179
Loc: New Jersey (South Jersey)
If it teaches our children the fact of there is other source of power or teaches them to conserve then its worth its weight in gold! IF it teaches our children anything as a matter of fact then is worth its weight weither it returns the school dist money or not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[This message has been edited by NJ Wireman (edited 12-06-2004).]

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals