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how to turn all Americans into energy

Dang - that's a scary idea!

(I know it's a typo of some sort, but the wording of that just struck me.)

As you note, it's good that these ideas are getting more attention, even if the people who've long championed them have had to sit to the side while the Big Names get the attention.


how to turn all Americans into energy

Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!!


Whoops. Soylent Green is right. Thanks, J and R. I fixed it.


There are two forms of solar systems; one is the passive collector that most people have which typically heats the water in the heater tank, and one is the much more expensive system which does actually allow you to generate power. At the moment that variety typically requires photovoltaic cells.

This knowledge is hard-learned and often even harder to explain to people, who think the $5K-$8K solar panels they install should let them sell power back to the utility. Not so, grasshopper; you gotta spend $15K-$20K for that kind.

(All numbers approximate.)

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