We've lived in a PV Solar house since 1997.THe panels and system cost only $9750 for a three bedroom house. Solar is pratical NOW! So go solar! . Anyway, if you can't afford the $15,000 start up costs(what it cost in 2007 for our new house) in cash, use a firm that puts the system in, and then lets you have 10 years to pay it off---WHILE NOT PAYING AN ELECTRIC BILL. AFTER a few years you get your energy for free! FIguring the utility bill s I did not have to pay, at our high rates here in Hawaii County, it took just 4 years and 3 months for payback for my household, and that is NOT counting government rebates.
Stop the talk about NUCLEAR WHAT DO YOU THINK IS POWERING MY COMPUTER AS WE SPEAK? Because Halliburton and Chevron are unable to OWN THE SUN, they cannot corner the market and profit from it. So they will be fighting us on this for decades yet. Ignore them. Trust those of us who are veteran SOLAR POWER USERS. Just do it. Yes, there are ways to finance the photovoltaic installation, too. This is not futuristic thinking. SOLAR PANELS ARE AVAILABLE NOW AND THEY WORK. .They are guaranteed for 25 years, and may well last 50 years!
Please note, this discussion has been a magnate for those uclear afficionados who are simply foaming at the mouth because of the widespread application of photo voltaic panels for getting sum power from your own south facing roof. Like Halliburtion, these dudes, A-1, DD, DE, etc are enraged that somehow everyman may be able to slip out from under his obligations to the mega industrial complex. And somehow, they oppose any attempt at going back to American values of pulling your own weight, independence, and self-sufficiency. And oh yes, in our very wet climate, we get more days of rain than days of full sun, so naturally we have a full on rain catchment system with water storage tanks for household and llivestock water supply. Look up, and you may find a long term solution that will even, in a couple of years,charge up your electric car for you during the day, at home or in the downtown parking garage.