If you had the cash would A continue to rely on the electric companys B have solar panels or C have a windmill?
- A. Electric company29% (4)28% (7)28% (11)Vote
- B. solar panels64% (9)64% (16)64% (25)Vote
- C. windmill7% (1)8% (2)8% (3)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
For simple reliability, you cannot beat the current source of power. Solar and wind have the potential to augment that source, but both are still ridiculously unreliable sources.
In the US, a majority of the continent has less than 200 days of sunshine per year. The same with wind. What makes wind power even more unecological, is the fact so many wind mills kill birds. That's something you rarely will read, but it is a fact!
If solar and wind power was so good, you'd have business after business starting up to make a profit on that type of power. I looked into adding solar panels to my house. The approximate cost was about $20,000. The payback time (to recoup the cost) was something like 15-18 years. The lifespan of the panels? About 14-16 years. What's the point? And I STILL had to be connected to the wire during that time!0
Most Helpful Girl
Solar panels as of right now, are a waste in the USA. Its more money to build and install them then they last. It would make sense if you were somewhere where you can't get normal electricity I. e. iran, Iraq, places in the middle east where its commonly sunny most of the day every day. Wind mills are only economically and fiscally sound and states or areas constantly in high wind speeds, because the cost of repairs and cost to build costs more then they provide through electricity. Its all about trying to find clean energy in a economically and fiscally sound way. I'm all about finding and alternative source of energy but if its damaging the economics of our country then its best to use the resources we already use and improve upon the clean energy sources.1