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Forum: Solar Power 10-16-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,391
Posted By roflwaffle
The problem with your example is that you're...

The problem with your example is that you're starting off with -$10000 in the PV panel comparison. In either situation, you would start out with a +$10000 investment. In one, you put that money into...
Forum: Solar Power 10-16-16, 03:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,391
Posted By roflwaffle
An 8 year payback is a 12+% return on investment,...

An 8 year payback is a 12+% return on investment, which is pretty good in my experience. That's ~1.5x the real return of the S&P 500 over the past century.

:thumbup:
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-24-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,937
Posted By roflwaffle
I think it depends on the construction techniques...

I think it depends on the construction techniques used. Someone could set up a frame/insulation on the exterior instead of the interior. And if they did insulate the interior, the outside would make...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-09-14, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,365
Posted By roflwaffle
Edit- NVM, I just noticed you're looking for heat...

Edit- NVM, I just noticed you're looking for heat gain

I've been thinking about doing something similar and have been hung up about whether to do external roll up shades, like these...

Shade...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-18-13, 01:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,457
Posted By roflwaffle
We already do...

We already do (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_impact_avoidance). With the said, the likely costs of anthropomorphic climate change are viewed as greater than the costs of an asteroid impact by...
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-10-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,333
Posted By roflwaffle
I just realized that we all agree that...

I just realized that we all agree that conservation in the home isn't meaningless, but that talking about anything remotely related to politics is...

:p
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-29-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,506
Posted By roflwaffle
With X10 you can get a starter kit (shop around,...

With X10 you can get a starter kit (shop around, their usual "sale" price is ~$100, but you should be able to get most of that for something like $40 or so) that has a usb or serial wireless...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-29-12, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,506
Posted By roflwaffle
You should be able to do something similar using...

You should be able to do something similar using any PC, a script or two, and a few X10 devices/one wire temp sensors.
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-18-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,258
Posted By roflwaffle
It's not faith, just basic logic. We must have a...

It's not faith, just basic logic. We must have a global AE system at some point because fossil fuels are finite. You could argue that we don't need something at this point, but the way oil and coal...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-18-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,258
Posted By roflwaffle
I wouldn't rely on information from a "think...

I wouldn't rely on information from a "think tank" that receives about 10k pounds a year in membership fees and 500k pounds a year from "secret" donors.

Global Warming Policy Foundation -...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-24-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,425
Posted By roflwaffle
If you figure is right China has already dropped...

If you figure is right China has already dropped half a trillion dollars in securities this year and we seem to be doing fine. Other countries and individuals have been willing to pick up the slack....
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