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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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Fair to middlin'


0 posted 10-15-2017 10:38 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Were you aware that the Japanese
have created islands of solar panels?
I applaud their ingenuity.
But it makes me wonder. . .
Why didn’t we think of that?
Maybe we did and it is tied up in red tape.
Why aren’t we doing it now?
Why aren’t we leading
in this technology?
Even this country bumpkin
gets ideas about solar
and wind energy
and I want to ask someone,
I have no idea who,
“have you thought of this. . . ?”
But I sit silently assuming
someone smarter than me
with a degree,
already thinked what I thought
a long time ago.
And said to himself,
“That’s stupid, no.”

LGR©10/15/17

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


1 posted 10-15-2017 07:52 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Solar is costly and takes a long time to pay for itself. In some areas, it can be subsidized, but it still costs a lot (batteries, inverter...etc). Wind power is less than solar, but unless you're willing to live with a minimum of demand, I'd stay on the 'grid' and have a 6500-watt (or larger) gas generator for periods of power loss. Store 10-20 gallons of treated gas and keep your vehicles topped off.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 10-15-2017 08:11 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

of course it is costly, it is all too new. The more time and energy we invest in it the more the price will drop. But in the mean you give advice that is well heeded. ~L
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
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MI


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Lori Lou...No question is a stupid question if you vie for the truth   I read some about solar and I had came to the conclusion that Bluesy stated...BUT who knows what will come to be down the road...Technology is ever changing ~ Alana
 
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