"Do you realize you pay the taxes on power bills to subsidize some Liberal Green renewable energy fantasy ? Just look at some simple numbers and you will see why. Cost of Solar Panel ~$7/Watt Typical cost of panel plus DC-AC power inverter~ $750 Cost to install (depends on Union/Non Union) guess $50 for 2 hours installation Total cost ~$800 Typical output power of 1 M square panel ~75-100W---about the power of one 100W light bulb---that’s it!!---and only when the Sun is shining bright onto it. Total estimated lifetime of solar panel~ 25-30Yrs Number of useful daylight hours~10 Number of Sunny days in NJ~94 Number of partly cloudy days~100 Number of cloudy days~171 http://www.worldfactsandfigures.com/weatherfacts/numbersunny_city_desc.php http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/cldy.html Solar output power per year on sunny days=94X10X100=94KW/hr Solar output power per year on partly cloudy days=100X10X50=47KW/hr Solar output power per year on cloudy days=171X10X10=17.1KW/hr Total KW/hr per year=158.1 KW/hr per year Electric rates ~ $0.1 per KW/hr http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/table5_6_a.html Total savings per year of electricity=$15.81 So now to pay off the cost of the Solar panel you need $800/$15.81/yr=50years! Since the lifetime is only about 30yrs it never pays off So who pays for this? You do you suckers..."
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