04
Sep12

Can I use solar power yet?

I was talking to Gretchen the other day about this and really it’s just frustrating. Yes solar panels are much cheaper now than they have been in the past. And yes they are a bit more efficient as well. But realistically…they’re still not that cheap OR efficient.

I just looked up some efficiency ratings for panels and the best we can do right now…is 17%. 17%! Seriously! There are other systems out there that have the ability to do 30%, but those are so far off from being consumer ready that it’s just frustrating.

Anyone else want better, cheaper solar power? Anyone?

25
Aug12