Hot air and OBP's

To: Greg <>
Subject: Hot air and OBP's
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 12:47:22 +1000
I have been doing a lot of research on the pricing of solar power systems and am amazed how cheaply one can become self sufficient in electricity. A lot of people are spending more money on a home theatre system or second car, than what they would pay for a reasonable solar system with battery back-up.
Carl Clifford

On 09/09/2006, at 12:31 PM, Greg wrote:

Hi Graham,

Sorry, I don't have the figures. I would think that a solar power plant in each city and town would be better than a massive centralised plant. This would have the benefit of reducing the maze of powerlines that criss-cross our country at present, which kill many birds, especially Black-necked Storks, Brolgas, Black Swans, Australian Pelicans and ibis. Every house or commercial building could support a panel or two. Some solar powered houses are presently transferring their excess power back into the grid. It is not pie in the sky and the technology has advanced greatly in recent years.

Re. cutting back on our demand for power, I appreciate that it is like pushing a snowball uphill but we have to set an example and I do believe in the power of one. We may not be able to change people's attitudes but we certainly won't if we don't try.

Greg Clancy

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