JD Janitor wrote:If sun panels were actually soo much more cost effective than coal, I would be using them and so would many others. Solar companies are failing because their technology is not cost effective or economically sustainable.
The issue is not the cost per unit of energy that keeps solar panels from widespread adoption, its their upfront cost. Installing an array can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $30,000 depending on electrical needs, whether you install it yourself, etc. Further, in a strictly economic sense, it is more immediately profitable to continue selling fossil fuel products as the infrastructure is already in place, and thus the inevitable costs of the alternative infrastructure can be avoided for some time.
JD Janitor wrote:The only way any of these companies pretend to stay in business is through big government backing. Private investors want nothing to do with solar companies.
Off the top of my mind, Google purchased a massive solar array a few years back to achieve energy independence. I'm not sure why you say "investors" rather than "energy consumers" - perhaps because your argument is flawed.
JD Janitor wrote:Coal is a great cheap source of energy. I dont give a crap if they tear into some mountain to get coal.
Then you've never met a community of people who contracted cancer or emphysema from living next to a coal plant. If one seriously tries to argue "correlation does not equal causation" when the rates of lung and heart diseases have repeatedly been demonstrated to skyrocket next to coal plant. I'm not even sure how to finish that - such an argument is absurd and contrary to the evidence.
JD Janitor wrote:Please post a link to showing where I can buy solarpanels, have them installed, and run my car, power my house, heat my pool, and charge my electronics for a much cheaper price than simply using the electricity from my coal burning power plant.
They're not cheaper up front, it's the long-term installation cost. As global warming continues, solar-thermal (not the panels) will be used widely used, along with PV panels to supplement in isolated areas or where else the economy of scale is more conducive to such.
JD Janitor wrote:People in general feel that their lives are worthless. Because of this, some individuals search out a cause to make them feel good about themselves. You have chosen to buy into the liberal BS that thinks the world is being destroyed and YOU can save it. By buying into this, you now have a purpose. Oh joy. Nevermind that its all based on emotion rather than fact.
I was given a great life. I feel I owe humanity something - if nothing else a better world for those I love.