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Subject:  Energy use in 2009 -- PWER Date:  4/19/2011  3:26 PM
Author:  TMFGebinr Number:  325 of 1287

Hi everyone,

A colleague of mine in Stock Advisor put up a link to this graphic on US energy use put out by Lawrence Livermore National Lab. https://flowcharts.llnl.gov/content/energy/energy_archive/en...

Look how little total use is from solar and wind! Less than 1%. Lots and lots of room for growth.


On another note, my mother-in-law told me that they're going to put a PV solar system onto their home and expect to drastically reduce their energy bills, both from generating it right there and from feeding any excess back into the grid for credit. A neighbor across the street, she tells me, has reduced bills that were about $200 per month to near $0 in the summer after installing a system last year.

Once it's installed, I'll have to ask her what inverter was included. :-)

Cheers,
Jim
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