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pmconusa
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According to the author he

According to the author he has 5 235 Watt panels. That amounts to 1175 Watts. This rating is under the ideal conditions of a noon sun and no clouds. A steam iron draws about 1000 Watts. I leave you to conclude how much of his actual electricity needs are being provided by these panels.

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You only need that 1kw while

You only need that 1kw while actually ironing. The idea is to save it up, either banking it in the grid or in batteries, and use it when you need it. The critical factor is whether the energy stored over a month is more or less than what is used in a month - and whether the benefit justifies the cost.

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According to sources on the

According to sources on the internet, the average U.S. household use of electricity is 32 KWh per day. That is nearly 30 times the output of the solar panels described in the article. If you use more than is being generated there is no surplus to store.

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The guy isn't making

The guy isn't making outrageous claims of astonishing results. All he's saying . . and demonstrating . . is that his system keeps him out of the more expensive band of consumption. He's saving money and, in two more years, his system will have paid for itself.

Many among the ranks of full time RVrs like to talk about days and even weeks of not running an engine or generator thanks to solar.

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I didn't say he was making

I didn't say he was making outrageous claims. What I am saying is that your Progressive handlers are trying to convince their surrogates that we should abandon fossil fuels because they are polluting the environment. If you buy that argument you will further the interests (Money) of those producing the wind turbines and solar power panels which, it so happens, are mostly manufactured in other countries.

In case you were unaware, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is essential to all plant life and thereby to human life that consumes some of it as fuel, either directly or from animals fed on plants. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is only a few percent of the total and is replenished only by the burning of the very plant life that it creates. It is a precarious balance and if we adhere to the Progressive mantra and stop burning fossil fuels the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reduce and plant life will be starved to extinction.

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"...YOUR progressive handlers

"...YOUR progressive handlers..."

"In case YOU were unaware..."

There he goes again....drawing folks in to his "accessible" pontifications....

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And what is wrong with that?

And what is wrong with that? I recognize that to some the truth may seem like dogma but if you cannot refute it, it does no harm. Are you afraid the truth may allow others to question your version of it?

Melvin Udall
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"I'm afraid the truth is"

"I'm afraid the truth is" that you have no clue as to how to draw readers in rather than alienate them from the git-go. You have a constant air of condescension. Whatever merits your ideas may or may not have, you habitually start off your messages with the likes of "though you are not worthy of my attention, I'll make an exception in this case to lift you out of the intellectual gutter you reside in."

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