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

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Tue Sep 21 04:09:19 CDT 2004

Phil Stracchino  <alaric at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 08:53:18PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> PV cells are a net energy loss once you consider the energy used in
>> their manufacture.
> But you only manufacture them once.....

So? Most solar cells will not recover the energy used in their
manufacture in their lifetime. You'll also not recover the money spent
on them in energy savings, unless alternative energy sources are

An alternative power house using PV in a particularly sunny location
might make a win. Here in the UK, you're better off developing
something that can capture energy from rain and snow :)

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