27 Aug '12, 12pm

A Few Insights Regarding Today's Nuclear Situation

"On any of these proposals, full costs need to be considered, including all of the replacement costs of batteries over the time-horizon planned, the cost of installation of solar panels in addition to the cost of the panels themselves, and the cost of upgrading insulation and windows in homes." ...but folks won't think twice about 'modernizing' a perfectly good bathroom or kitchen. Swimming pool? I presented some of my math here, including battery replacement costs. I calculated a $100/mo deferred grid electricity cost over an 84 month battery lifespan (7 years) = $8400; less than what we paid for our 52 kWH battery bank. These are modest figures, and don't even account for the taxes I don't pay on income I don't need to pay my power bill, and I fully expect my battery to last much longer than 84 months with good care. For the most part, the high costs of PV for residentia...

Full article: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/9419

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