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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    That's okay. Win/win is how the functional world works. We are not Communists.
    Wasn't implying we were. Let's just say that Mr. Musk follows through and rebuilds P.R.'s power grid. Is P.R. gonna pay the bill?
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    PR is frequently visited by hurricanes. How would solar panels be expected to make it through hurricane after hurricane?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwillia View Post
    PR is frequently visited by hurricanes. How would solar panels be expected to make it through hurricane after hurricane?
    Good question.. Panels themselves are pretty robust, but if they are on roofs, probably tear the roofs off.

    I'm sure they'd have to something in place to put them in a stow mode to ride out the storm, and re-deploy after..

    There are a few on the market like that, but they are HUGELY expensive.

    Maybe make them like shutters.. easy on and off, and store.
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    It will be subsidized by the Govt and guess who will end up paying for the subsidy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsbob View Post
    You don't need land for solar.. just a platform or a place to put it.
    They have no roofs. Got blown away. Have to rebuild all the buildings before panels could be considered.
    And then their construction is not what we here in the States are accustomed to, so it would all just blow away in the next hurricane if roof mounted. That will be one of the first considerations for going solar: will it survive another storm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    They have no roofs. Got blown away. Have to rebuild all the buildings before panels could be considered.
    And then their construction is not what we here in the States are accustomed to, so it would all just blow away in the next hurricane if roof mounted. That will be one of the first considerations for going solar: will it survive another storm?
    To remind a lot of people that I have no doubt do not know who's is the government that actually runs and pays for PR, that govt would be the US and we US citizens that actually pay taxes
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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    To remind a lot of people that I have no doubt do not know who's is the government that actually runs and pays for PR, that govt would be the US and we US citizens that actually pay taxes
    THERE it is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    It would pay for itself in the long run. I'm still amazed that a Caribbean island isn't already employing solar power. It's an abundant natural resource.
    Yeah, that assumes that you could do that and not have it be a boondoggle of epic proportions....... see below twitter quote of musk after finding out that installers were doubling the standard charge.

    https://electrek.co/2017/10/06/tesla...g-puerto-rico/

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsbob View Post
    I disagree..

    Imagine the Solar Farm in Hughesville (?) instead of taking up all that land put the panels on proper facing roofs.. giving people grants, or reduced electric (like Solar City, a Tesla Company does).. I think to make palatable you'd have to offer more than just $25 a month in savings, and MD would have to change the laws so you can produce MORE than you need.

    You don't need land for solar.. just a platform or a place to put it.

    I always thought Hughesville a HUGE waste of land and opportunity.. all the money they spent for it, and the maintenance probably could have 2 or 3 times as many panels on either private or commercial properties..

    Even Land though.. I have a 4 acre flat lot that would be perfect.. I can't load the land with Solar Panels because I'm NOT allowed to make a profit off of energy production (another Brilliant Liberal Law).. but if SMECO came and said HEY, we'll give you a percentage of the profit made on the energy produced by the panels we'll install out here.. I'd be all for it.. I'd even agree to do basic maintenance.. like keeping the grass down, and rinsing the panels in June..

    Bob, the Solar Farm in Hughesville isnt a waste of land. As a source of economical energy sure, but that's not it's purpose. It's a PR show, plain and simple.




    Quote Originally Posted by terbear1225 View Post
    if it does work out well, he has a solid way to advertise his product. Could result in m/billions of dollars in future sales for him.
    I think the Australian job might do him better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwillia View Post
    PR is frequently visited by hurricanes.
    Are you sure? Because the San Juan mayor clearly has never seen one before and had no idea how to react and deal with it. The lefty news people are pretty much saying that as well. I thought that all the hurricanes down there every year bypassed PR and hit everywhere else.
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