Re: photochemical advance

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 04:05:15 MST

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > Even at the 30% efficiencies of the best man made solar panels, this
> > would require that 10% of our arable land be occupied by solar collectors,
> > something which I am positive would trigger an enormous Luddite/NIMBY
> > backlash so as to make the Inquisition seem like mere cliquishness.

Even assuming 10% (where did you get that figure? and 15-20% is more like
it), why on earth "arable"? There are roofs and facades, rairoads,
roadsides, parking lots, deserts which receive too much insolation for

Fully self-reliant single-family houses have been demonstrated -- with no
external panel surface. I think it's somewhat a stretch, and it ignores
the energy demands of industry, but I'm not sure about 10% of total land

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