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SoCalDem (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:21 PM
Original message
Why can't we generate the power to run our electric cars?
Advertisements [?]What if:

Solar panels on the roof of the garage, generated the power that the car plugged into?

and solar panels in our yards/on roofs generated the power for each house?


It seems so simple, and do-able..

I know that solar has been "too expensive", but if we are truly in crisis mode, isn't it still cheaper to mass-produce and install these, than to waste all our money on wars?

Of course, this cuts out the poor power companies who have been bleeding us dry for decades..

Our whole energy crisis, seems (to me) to be more about preserving the monopolies and price gouging ways of the power/fuel industries, than about real energy services to people..

Paging Einstien!

Cronus Protagonist (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:24 PM
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1. Personally, I don't know why geothermal power isn't widespread
Drill a deep, deep hole, pump plain water in one end, get high pressure steam out the other... what's so hard about that?

Simple minds

Parche (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:24 PM
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2. Solar
The desert southwest could power the whole united states

Africa could power europe,
middle east could power asia


simple
Screw Einstien, where is Jimmah

Bornaginhooligan (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:26 PM
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3. There isn't the will. That's pretty much it.
Solar power is, for practical purposes, a perpetual motion machine. Free energy.

Things would be so much better if we'd just listened to Carter
.


Calculator time!

KansDem (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:31 PM
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5. "...than to waste all our money on wars?"
Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 12:32 PM by KansDem
$3,000,000,000,000 (Iraq war) \ 300,000,000 Americans = $10,000 for every American man, woman, and child.

Just think of what we could have done with that $10,000:

A family of four would have $40,000--
1) Send children to college
2) "Green" a house with solar panels and other renewable energies
3) Buy a new home
4) Pay off debt (student loans)
5) Buy two Priuses
6) Establish IRAs for medical care and retirement
edited to add: 7) Start a new business

But what do we have to show for Bush's invasion?

"-0-"

Hey DUmmies, solar panels for daytime and lunar panels for nighttime and water panels fo rainy days!:D