[rescue] DC Voltage distro (Was:SGI Challenge L... )

Dan Duncan dand at pcisys.net
Mon Sep 20 21:55:07 CDT 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > PV cells are a net energy loss once you consider the energy used in
> > their manufacture.
> But you only manufacture them once.....

They don't last very long before they need maintenance or replacement,
unfortunately, unless you spend a TON of money.  Where PV cells shine is
in remote locations where it's not practical to bring in more fuel or
batteries or run wiring, like satellites.

This is for the present, of course.  They're getting better.


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