26 Jun '11, 11am

@iansomerhalder Interesting to read! -- Market town 'to become solar powered' ( via @CareNews

This is great news but ...... I live in the UK and I have 16 of these panels fitted to my roof, a lot of properties would simply not have sufficient roof space for 16 - I live in a detached bungalow. My 16 panels, on a sunny ,warm day, produce around 3kW, while the sun is directly on them, around 11:00 to 15:00. I am not being desparaging about this article but to suggest that a house could be fully powered by them is a bit of a nonsense (unless of course you paved your garden with them as well and even then you would need to import electricity at night. Having said that if (you have to have a south facing roof for them to work at full potential) you can get them for free them go for it. Even more importantly if you live somewhere that gets more sunshine than the UK, this isn't too difficult, then you should certainly be looking into them as soon as you can. All in all a w...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/2848011

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