20 Sep '12, 5pm

"Hidden costs" revealed for #solar... and other energy types!

Solar power's detractors frequently describe solar as "secretly" non-environmentally-friendly. They point to the PV module manufacturing process , utility-scale arrays' potential impacts to land and wildlife, and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants' on-site water usage as examples of attributes that negate the environmental benefits of deploying this renewable energy source. But when all of the impacts are considered and all the costs are tallied, how does solar compare to other common energy sources? A new report called "The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels" suggests that the indirect or externalized costs of fossil fuels, nuclear power and biomass still outweigh those of solar power. Researchers analyzed solar power and five other energy sources (biomass, coal, nuclear, natural gas and wind) in several categories: water...

Full article: http://www.solarindustrymag.com/e107_plugins/content/cont...

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ases.org 22 Sep '12, 9pm

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desmogblog.com 17 Sep '12, 7pm

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planetsave.com 22 Sep '12, 8pm

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todayonline.com 22 Sep '12, 5pm

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solarfeeds.com 22 Sep '12, 4pm

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