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We might be buying our solar panels from CHINA

Discussion in 'Asian Politics' started by cashmcall, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2008
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    land of 10,000 lakes and 2 senators again

    no, because we believe in science..you believe in living in the past.
  2. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2008
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    History Indicates that Business will take the easy way out at less cost as long as they make a profit. Fossil fuels are still the cheapest to use at the moment so Business will stick to these. Nuclear fuel might be the next cheapest so Business will developed these. It will ignore the problems of countries like Japan until forced to change. Big Business never introduce change it was smaller inventors sometimes with government help. Gas lights were replaced by new inventions and government regulation as electricity gave better light.

    The introduction of non fossil fuels like Solar and wind will cost money at first. But some governments are legislation for them now. These will be the countries that will advance in the future when new technology becomes takes over.
  3. cashmcall

    cashmcall Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2012
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    Wrong...when there is a real need..that need will be met by American business...Businesses never take the easy way unless its the best way..In the long run we always get it right..The cost for Solar or Wind today is ridiculous...
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  4. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2014
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    Tell us oh seer from the dark side, what is the "alternative"? Nuclear? Hydrogen? Natural gas (possibly)? In fact, Formula E is taking over Formula 1 on the racing circuit. Hydrogen fuel cells will not work. Nuclear is out. Now they are building a nationwide system for recharging electric cars, and another system for natural gas.

    But, unless Trump goes ahead with his tariff plan (which the dumb ass is likely to do), I would not worry about China not building solar panels. They intend to be number 1 in that field too.

  5. Lagboltz

    Lagboltz Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
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    Hurricane alley
    This thread was started about 5 years ago. It seems that China and solar panels are back in the news for different reasons. The panels are only a quarter of the total cost. A tariff of 30% on the 25% panel cost increases the installation by around 8% of the total cost. It's not as bad as it seems for residential use, but might be formidable for large installations.


    Beyond just the cost of solar panels, there are many costs that go into a full-scale solar installation on your home. Here is a quick breakdown of all the costs that go into an installation:
    • 25% – Solar Panels
    • 10% – Inverter
    • 10% – Installation
    • 10% – Balancing of System
    • 45% – Operational Costs (Design, Permitting, Connecting etc)

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