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Nooner
Mar 26, 2011

AN A+ OPSTER (:
I just got solar panels on my house so now wheneverthe sun is out i get free energy and can do stuff like use my computer to post or charge my phone to be able to make posts on that too

it is pretty cool that you can basically just get free electricity from the sky and i think it is real good and everyone should be doing it except it isnt actually free it costs kinda a lot but for my house it costs a little less to pay the bank for the loan to buy the stuff to get the free energy than it cost to pay the utilities company to give us energy and also we get a pretty good tax credit for doing it because California cares about the environment. Sometimes it might not be a good choice, my neighbor has solar panels on his house and he says they arent worth it but he is also into crypto mining so I think he probably uses a lot more electricity and also his opinions about things are probably the opposite of what is smart

here is a picture of my dogs they also like to get energy by being in the sun a lot but htey are alive so I think it is called photosyntesis


Do you have solar panels or are thinking about getting htem?

Do you think that sun energy is good or do you prefer alternative methods of energy? Do you think there are angry rednecks out there somewhere that are all pissed off about solar panels like they are about electric vehicles? Is ther e an energy use equivalent to rolling coal (cryptomining maybe XD)

anyway talk about energy and the sun and energy from the sun to power things in thies thread please

I used the box tag becuse it is right below the HOT tag which would have been the more relevant tag but i did not want to get banned for posting this thread

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other people
Jun 27, 2004
Associate Christ
that post was a waste of energy

sporkstand
Jun 15, 2021
Looked into getting solar panels earlier this year but my house doesn't have enough southern-facing roof space to make it worthwhile :(

hot cocoa on the couch
Dec 8, 2009

all the energy on earth comes from the sun op. hope that helkps and best regards,

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008


Gravy Boat 2k
Solar power kicks rear end Nooner, thank you 4 ur service

BAGS FLY AT NOON
Apr 6, 2011



I like to sun my balls op

dervinosdoom
Jan 23, 2014

to ride eternal, shiny and chrome

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2022


Don't know about the rest of the post, but I wanna pet those sun warmed doggos

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Hey Hey Let's Go! 喧嘩する
大切な物を protect my balls


Why are you wasting the sun's energy like this OP. :(

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Hey Hey Let's Go! 喧嘩する
大切な物を protect my balls


Also it's really cool when people are being more energy conscious and using less electricity, so the local power company decides to increase their flat monthly service charges so they still make their money :lol:

Baxter
Sep 13, 2000
Iíve had them for about two years now, with no regrets.

I sell my excess energy to the power company which then goes into the general grid, and only pay for power when the panels arenít pulling enough.

No shortage of direct FU-intensity sunlight in north Texas and my roof has excellent exposure. Itís nice to go out in the yard and yell at the sun.

You work for me now, bitch.

The Hello Machine
Jul 18, 2021

I'm not a real machine, but I am a real Hello-sayer.
Congrats on capturing the Posting Power of the Sun op

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .
Doctor Rope

dervinosdoom posted:

Don't know about the rest of the post, but I wanna pet those sun warmed doggos

:emptyquote:

Szyznyk
Mar 4, 2008

Florida Power and Light is working on ball bearing dropping drones to gently caress up all the solar panels.

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008


Gravy Boat 2k

Szyznyk posted:

Florida Power and Light is working on ball bearing dropping drones to gently caress up all the solar panels.

Source? We gotta know who's fighting the sun

Szyznyk
Mar 4, 2008

Shinjobi posted:

Source? We gotta know who's fighting the sun

If they could built the big sun blocker thing Mr Burns built back when The Simpsons was good they would.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Hey Hey Let's Go! 喧嘩する
大切な物を protect my balls


Shinjobi posted:

Source? We gotta know who's fighting the sun

Makes sense. You can't have your customer base changing to your competition. Electric companies are supposed to have a monopoly, they need to have a war against the sun to keep it.

CozyFella
Feb 1, 2022

I don't have anything of value to add to this conversation.
But I don't care.
Congrats OP. You're stealing all of the energy from the sun and that's why it's dying.

Costco Meatballs
Oct 21, 2022
those look like some hot dogs!!

Costco Meatballs
Oct 21, 2022

Szyznyk posted:

If they could built the big sun blocker thing Mr Burns built back when The Simpsons was good they would.

that was in the movie, more than a decade after the Simpsons stopped being good.

edit: no I'm dumb that was a dome. dumb dome dummy.

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004

Forms change so fast
Time is moving past
Memory is smoke
Gonna get wider when I die
Nap Ghost
i'd get them but i live in the woods and my sunlight is being stolen by selfish trees

Nooner
Mar 26, 2011

AN A+ OPSTER (:

Mozi posted:

i'd get them but i live in the woods and my sunlight is being stolen by selfish trees

i thnk Rush wrote a song about those stupid assholes

The Hello Machine
Jul 18, 2021

I'm not a real machine, but I am a real Hello-sayer.
We'll see who's laughing in a billion years when the sun explodes and you come crawling back to good old coal :smug:

Blow
Feb 10, 2004

I've got 16 x 400 watt (6400 watts) of panels on the roof. On a perfect sunny day it maxes out about 5200 watts, which I think is the limit of the inverter. The power company charges us $0.40 /KWh to use their electricity when the sun goes down, and pays us $0.05 /KWh for the excess we generate during the day.

This is the power output from yesterday. It was pissing down rain most of the day and overcast, but it still cranks it out.



Solar is good poo poo :)

Bloodfart McCoy
Jul 20, 2007

That's a high quality avatar right there.
Iím getting my panels installed next month.

The whole thing was kind of a no-brainer.

Pay $130 a month to the electric company at a 3% increase in price every year, or pay $90 flat per month to the solar company until my solar equipment is paid off, after which my electricity is essentially free.

Bloodfart McCoy fucked around with this message at 23:48 on Dec 2, 2022

Nooner
Mar 26, 2011

AN A+ OPSTER (:

Bloodfart McCoy posted:

Iím getting my panels installed next month.

The whole thing was kind of a no-brainer.

Pay $130 a month to the electric company at a 3% increase in price every year, or pay $90 flat per month to the solar company until my solar equipment is paid off, after which my electricity is essentially free.

ya pretty much this, its like you really cant afford not to go solar

BigHead
Jul 25, 2003
Huh?


Nap Ghost

Szyznyk posted:

If they could built the big sun blocker thing Mr Burns built back when The Simpsons was good they would.

I read somewhere that a giant sun blocking mirror in space is actually a pretty good solution to global warming. And you can do things with the reflected sunlight, like power a moon base or something. Idk sounds less stupid than relying on anything else. The guy who was talking about it was a real scientist too, not some looney, so who knows might be something there.

Mr. Burns for president I guess.

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015

I don't get no respect!
I got a dumpster fire powered turbine. But enough about youíre posts op! :yeshaha:

Smugworth
Apr 18, 2003

BINFORD! BINFORD!
I can't shut the fuck up about BINFORD TOOLS!
I have a tree in my yard that would probably block all my solar energy and I like trees more than not burning coal, which is in fact dead trees, crazy huh

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012

Shame on you
Sweet Nerevar



I hate the sun!! I HATE the sun!!

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers
Top Cop
I've done a bit of solar. 13 years doing system design, sales, tech support. Mostly off-grid battery based systems but I also got a lot of the grid-tie calls and designs. It's been three years, so I'm a bit rusty. Done three installs; two for my parents, one for myself. My electrician brother helped on those jobs so that was fun.

My sister and BIL got a grid-tie system a few years back. Panels in a good sunny area on the roof and all that. I always check the metrics off the equipment when I visit, and they are off-setting 30-50% of their electric bill. They are about 5 years in on the investment and it has definitely paid for itself in terms of money going to the electrical company.

I don't believe there is a single magic bullet to solve humanity's energy needs. Gotta do a bit of everything. But, solar done right kicks rear end.

ncumbered_by_idgits
Sep 20, 2008

I think wind turbine generators are stupid and it makes me sad to know that Donald Trump agrees with me. I guess thatís not relevant to the OP but I guess we could put a solar panel on the windmill and then I could hate them both together. I also hate the OP for making my think about this on a Friday evening where could have been doing other things.

Iím sorry, thatís not true, I donít hate anyone but I do hate those loving wind generators.

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012

Shame on you
Sweet Nerevar



Tidal energy is the coolest because you're being powered by the loving ocean

huh
Jan 23, 2004

Dinosaur Gum
I just last week got solar put on! It is a 13.4kw system. 30 panels. The cost was not insignificant but not being beholden to a power company is (almost) priceless.

Also, here is my dog using solar energy:

shirunei
Sep 7, 2018

I tried to run away. To take the easy way out. I'll live through the suffering. When I die, I want to feel like I did my best.
i dunno why you want to use the sun since it is so far away. there's a poo poo ton of oil left here why do we gotta use the sun?

WAR CRIME GIGOLO
Oct 3, 2012

me on the right
Solar panels kill birds op gas thread

Szyznyk
Mar 4, 2008

If nothing else, fugazi insurance claims adjusters have replaced solar salesmen as the most annoying fucks ringing my doorbell.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Hey Hey Let's Go! 喧嘩する
大切な物を protect my balls


We only got 1 sun. Really don't want to waste it on electricity so you can look at porn OP.

WAR CRIME GIGOLO
Oct 3, 2012

me on the right

dervinosdoom
Jan 23, 2014

to ride eternal, shiny and chrome

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2022


huh posted:

I just last week got solar put on! It is a 13.4kw system. 30 panels. The cost was not insignificant but not being beholden to a power company is (almost) priceless.

Also, here is my dog using solar energy:



Also wanna pet that sun warmed doggo

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ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015

I don't get no respect!

shirunei posted:

i dunno why you want to use the sun since it is so far away. there's a poo poo ton of oil left here why do we gotta use the sun?

I mean, what would be even better than solar panels? Solar oil, thatís what. :hmmyes:

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