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     I've been looking into economizing my house and am thinking about solar
cells but lately have been looking into fuel cells.  General Electric  has a
line of them but isn't aggressively marketing them since they are new and
have room for improvement.  But for the price, it looks good as is.

Greg

----- Original Message -----
From: <sharonb(--nospam--at)slarchitects.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 10:44 AM
Subject: An Option to nukes or turning Texas into a reservior...


> Deja Vu, Remember the 70's energy crisis...
>
> In the 70's, solar power was a popular topic of discussion after the oil
> embargo.  At the time, solar power was not an economical option due to
price
> and efficiency.  It was thought as an option for the future and  that it
> would never work unless the government got involved.  (Check out the space
> program!)
>
> Of course both price and efficiency have improved...it is "the future"
> ...and the California government HAS become involved by offering rebate
> incentives, up to 50% off with The Emerging Renewables Buy-Down Program
>
> http://www.energy.ca.gov/greengrid/ <http://www.energy.ca.gov/greengrid/>
>
> By adding photovoltaics to my roof, and changing out my old dangerous
floor
> gas heater to an electric heater that doubles as a fireplace, I will
reduce
> my gas bill as well as generate all the electricity I need.  The whole
> system will pay for itself in 8 years or less depending on the price of
> traditional energy.  (This does not include the price of the new heater.
I
> consider that a maintenance expense.)
>
> Although it may still not be an economic option for some, it is a viable
> option for those who really want to set an example, get off the grid, and
> stop building power plants.
>
> ...just my opinion
>
> Sharon Robertson Bonds, PE
> Salerno/Livingston Architects
> 363 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor
> San Diego, California  92101
> (619) 234-7471
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Polhemus [SMTP:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 4:15 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Alaska - turn Texas into a reservior to solve
> California's energy crisis
>
> Whether you guys like it or not, more nukes--the kind that provide
> the bulk
> of power of much of the First World--are on their way.
>
> William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, Texas
> Phone 281-492-2251
> Fax 281-492-8203
>
>
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