17 Oct '11, 6pm

Could U.S. Get 20% of Electricity from Solar under Power Lines?

Power lines don’t buy the land. The get a right of way easement. The lines pass over homes, backyards, and farmer fields. So the only thing this post should have said is that there is land under the wires were for sure all the trees have been cut down. NOT that any of it can be used for solar. The only land they buy is right under the tower itself. So I guess you could hang panels on those. But you calculation should have been based on number of towers not the amount of land with a easement on it. That is like take all the roads in the US and say hey all home developments have a 15 ft setback easement on them. Put panels in them and we get all the energy we need. Oh wait that puts them in your front yard, and the white house front yard, and in everyone’s yard and parking lot. Why not go easier, keep the 30% tax credit. Drop the $80Billion a year to oil/coal (see earlier po...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/17/could-u-s-get-20-of-e...

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