Posted by Vaughn [184.108.40.206] on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 13:23:02 :
In Reply to: Re: O/T No more Shoveling Sidewalk/Driveways posted by nick [220.127.116.11] on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:34:00 :
Ya, I don't know anything about them other than they make electric things, and, hum not an electric rocket?? I wonder if rocket fuel is made from crude oil? Lets see - Liquid-fuel rockets most commonly use liquid oxygen and either kerosene or liquid hydrogen, Solid-Fuel is made from powdered aluminum and an oxidizer. Hum, it sounds like they might need crude or maybe coal, or maybe Nuclear in that process. Guess we can't do the electric thing to get us in space for a while yet.
Solar - I get the solar guys coming by trying to sell me solar and so far they haven't sold me on it. I have a Cedar Shake Roof and if I replace it with composite material, I lose 50% of my insulation because wood insulates, and will increase my attic temps 40+ degrees in the summer, which will cost me more bucks to cool. Now when they sit down and compute my current cost in there trickery software, they don't consider that. So buy the time I have to spend $10,000 to $15,000 thousand for a new roof, buy the equipment, or buy a lease which ever is offered, maintenance to have the panels cleaned every couple months so I don't loose the efficiency converting sun rays, when the sun does shine, into electricity, I some how feel I'm not benefiting from it. I'd still be stuck with that 40% temp increase, or buying more insulation, or buying an attic fan, or buying turbines and vents, which the neighbors would probably see as eye-sores, etc., etc., gives me the felling I'm going to recoup my investment for quite some time before I can say, I benefiting from it, if ever.
Maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but until a Utility Co. looks at me as a producer, installing enough equipment to cover me and generate surplus electricity, at not cost to me, I guess I won't covert.
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