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salaryguru posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:56 PM

Europeans emerge from 3-way

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140917131812.ht...

The setting: Europe, about 7,500 years ago. Agriculture was sweeping in from the Near East, [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:07 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

So, "normal" exposure is 131°F. and in eclipse it is -112°F. For LEO this range is a daily occurrence. How is that not worse than a typical day in Arizona?

Peak temperature is similar to an Arizona sunny day on the [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:53 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

As I've said before (though maybe not on this board), we have a 25 year output guarantee. If the panels fail, they have to come fix them.

Like I've said, have you talked to solar adopters from the 80's and 90's. They had guarantees [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:50 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

Wow. You're right on every single point, and everyone else is wrong!

Well . . . I am considered kind of an expert on the subject. Many people and companies have actually paid me for advice on supporting growth and fabrication issues. [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:33 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

We installed our panels in May of 2010. We are still quite happy with them. That's only four years (and change), but I don't expect much to change in the next 8 months. (You did say 5 years.)

I said the advice of the industry was to [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:38 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

I should also add that the installations in our community span the political spectrum, but all agree on the financials.

I should point out that I as liberal as anyone on these boards, but I also have significantly more knowledge about [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:12 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

I know that temperature cuts down the life of semicondutors, but you haven't indicated why you think that solar panels will be colder in space than they are on earth.

Science:
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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:56 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

Well then you need to update them. The meme about solar panels taking more energy to make than they produce hasn't been true for years.

Beware of science by press release and popular magazines written for tech geeks who want to [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:14 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

No, space is NOT cold.

Sorry. You are arguing with the wrong guy. You are wrong from the perspective of semiconductor reliability. Certainly, it is legitimate to question what "temperature" even means in a vacuum. And there [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:49 AM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

I don't know when you did this, but many of the assumptions seem quite dated. Yeah, they are a week old.

Solar doesn't require "energy storage"; it requires a connection to the grid, which allows others to use [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:42 AM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

Who knows, you might even get your $99 back.

I haven't given up that possibility.

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:41 AM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

When did you run the numbers?

Last week.

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:40 AM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

The solar arrays on satellites last up to twenty-five years. Of course, they don't have any dust or rain to contend with. They do have micrometeorites and solar flares.

I don't see why terrestial would be very different. (Well, the
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Fri Sep 19

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salaryguru replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:15 PM

Re: Household net worth at record high

However, growing income inequality means that demand from sub-median income households is lower (proportionally) which is slowing the economic recovery.

It would be nice to see this broken out by income quintiles, or to see how many [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:42 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

I realize they need to make sure that everything is installed property (or installed at all) in order for the rebates to work, but many times even with the rebate it isn't cost effective to do the work, unless you do it yourself. Which they don't [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:14 PM

Re: Learning about Power Co and a/c

Would a SEER 13 unit plus a few solar panels give the best ROI? And save the planet ;-)

Hmmmm . . . If solar panels paid off as a financial investment, I would already have them on my roof. Based on my calculations, even with all the [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:31 PM

Re: Being single as dangerous as smoking or obes

Art: How about if you got a pet? Like a cat or dog to keep you company?

That's no joke, Art. Although the studies that look at how pets might impact their owner's longevity provide conflicting results ( [more]

Thu Sep 18

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salaryguru replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:04 PM

Re: Inside the Mind of a Teabagger

It can't be a coincidence that Republicans are so dead-set against Education spending. They need their voters stupid.

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salaryguru posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:58 PM

Learning about Power Co and a/c

Every month when I get my power bill I get a newsletter that comes with it. Almost every month that newsletter has an article promoting the Power Company's new Heat Pump rebate program for replacing your old heat pump with a new, high efficiency one. [more]

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salaryguru replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:29 PM

Re: India to bring Internet to all citizens

Geesh, I would think that providing everyone in India with consistent and dependable electricity (even if not free) would come before access to google. . .

Forget electricity, India is still desperately in need of basic sanitation [more]

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