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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

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    With the first set of calcs (none / 0) (#27)
    by jgillmanjr on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 11:36:40 AM EST
    The 20% factor I used was just for solar cell efficiency, which looks like 13.5% according to your second set of calcs. Not sure how you're using it for general power consumption.

    Just looking at it from a use perspective, 53KWh seems like a lot of juice per month - 106KWh even more so.

    Maybe steve could press the issue and get good numbers from Genoa township?

    Also, with the first calcs, where did you get the .81KW number when you figured that the 5 panels were putting out 4.05KW?


    Another thing to think about... (none / 0) (#30)
    by jgillmanjr on Mon Sep 13, 2010 at 08:20:03 AM EST
    I would say revise the 365day/year number given that in the article, they say that they're dumping the energy back onto the grid.

    Then of course that's not taking into account holidays.

    So assuming just 104 days knocked off a year due to weekends (52 weeks * 2 days/wk)and not counting holidays (we'll chalk it up to the slight power use over the weekend), we have:

    24.3KWh * 104 Days/Yr * 20 Yrs = 126,846KWh
    $10,000 / 126,846KWh = $0.0788/KWh - Two cents more

    I still think the safest way to calc these things is to look at the system as a whole, find out how much it's kicking out, and compare it to the actual energy use of the building.

    I still ask - are they running a data center?


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