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    Thinking that this whole 'solar roadway' thing that has gone viral is ridiculously stupid.

    You can spend literally billions to trillions of dollars to develop and pave roads with hexagonal panels made of expensive toughened glass so they don't break when tons of metal roll over them at high speed, that require incredibly complex wiring and maintenance systems, in a context where it takes months (and thousands of dollars) to get a simple pot hole fixed.

    Or you can put increasingly cheap, traditional solar panels on top of the lots and lots of buildings that already exist and get the same effect for nowhere near the investment.
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    In a country like Australia, is it realistic to think that we could get all our electricity needs from solar?

    I'm putting solar onto our place soon, and the expectation is that I wont have any power bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    In a country like Australia, is it realistic to think that we could get all our electricity needs from solar?

    I'm putting solar onto our place soon, and the expectation is that I wont have any power bills.
    My parents got solar a while ago. It doesn't cover all of our energy needs (mostly at night, funnily enough), but it does slightly cheapen the energy you still use from the grid, given during the day you tend to produce energy in excess of your consumption and sell it back to the power company. Very worthwhile investment IMO

    I doubt you'll get to energy independence though


    As for the first part - I'm not qualified to answer but I suspect not, at least in the short to medium term

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    My parents got solar a while ago. It doesn't cover all of our energy needs (mostly at night, funnily enough), but it does slightly cheapen the energy you still use from the grid, given during the day you tend to produce energy in excess of your consumption and sell it back to the power company. Very worthwhile investment IMO

    I doubt you'll get to energy independence though


    As for the first part - I'm not qualified to answer but I suspect not, at least in the short to medium term
    My parents signed on to solar a few years ago, when the power companies/gov't/whoever were paying a lot more to put power back in to the grid. During a few summers, they had "bills" that were actually credits for $50-$100. I think the providers/gov't have tightened up on that now though.

    This is probably already a thing, but I can't see any reason why someone wouldn't develop a home air-con system that has a direct solar input. That way on the hot sunny days, your air-con is cost and carbon neutral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post

    As for the first part - I'm not qualified to answer but I suspect not, at least in the short to medium term
    You've got sixty squadrillion square miles of outback with nearly no cloud cover and people, right? I'd imagine something like this would be possible.
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    Two main sticking points I can see at the moment:
    - Governments that don't believe burning oil/coal causes any problems whatsoever.
    - Getting the investment $ when coal is still currently cheaper.

    It does seem like a pretty obvious solution though, given how much sun we get in our twenty dodecillion square miles of desert.

    Also we've got various wind turbines around, and have the potential to use nuclear power better than any other place in the world, so while we could make it all renewable, I doubt we'd see 100% solar. But that's just being pedantic.

    Plus, while it's not strictly electricity per se, I don't see anyone coming up with solar or nuclear planes any time soon; I don't think we'll move entirely off oil within our lifetimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Cockriding Jono, the Canali boutique on Macquarie Street has started its half yearly sale. I strongly recommend you firstly develop a sense of style then take it to the store and get a new wardrobe.
    Was checking out the MJ Bale pop-up sale on Martin Place this afternoon actually.

    Mind you, we can't all have your noir Dick Tracy style:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Was checking out the MJ Bale pop-up sale on Martin Place this afternoon actually.

    Mind you, we can't all have your noir Dick Tracy style:

    Yeah look, the vintage coat was a wonderful gift and I love it, because it's not too heavy. But this week I jagged a new Navy trenchie and a suede casual jacket for a comparative song.

    Deal with it.
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