Home Mail Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > Big Chief Dave's Place

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2016, 12:22 PM  
Pitt Gorilla Pitt Gorilla is offline
Banned!
 
Pitt Gorilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: NOT Columbia, MO 65201
Casino cash: $30294
Big increase for US solar in 2016: Report

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/12/big-i...-2016_report_1

The U.S.'s solar power capacity continues to grow after more than two gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations took place during the second quarter of 2016, according to a report released on Monday.

The latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) stated that the installations represented a 43 per cent increase compared to the second quarter of 2015.

"We're seeing the beginning of an unprecedented wave of growth that will occur throughout the remainder of 2016, specifically within the utility PV segment," Cory Honeyman, associate director of U.S. solar research at GTM Research, said in a news release.

Solar is becoming an increasingly important part of the world's renewable energy mix. In 2014 the International Energy Agency stated that the sun could be the planet's biggest source of electricity by 2050.

"With more than 10 gigawatts of utility PV currently under construction, the second half of this year and the first half of 2017 are on track to continue breaking records for solar capacity additions," Honeyman added.

The report found that utility scale installations represented 53 percent of all installed PV in the first half of 2016, with an extra 7.8 GW set to come online in 2016.

"Solar works in all 50 states and this report proves that what many would consider non-traditional markets are now firmly a part of the clean energy movement," Tom Kimbis, SEIA's interim president, said.

"While it took us 40 years to hit 1 million U.S. solar installations, we're expected to hit 2 million within the next two years," Kimbis added. "That record-breaking growth is made possible by solar's cost-competitiveness and the vast benefits it provides consumers, our nation's economy and environment."
Posts: 25,602
Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Pitt Gorilla has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:28 PM   #2
DaFace DaFace is offline
Not a mod
 
DaFace's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Donkey Land
Casino cash: $26984
I've been glad to see the efficiency has been increasing rapidly as well. That makes it a much more viable option even in areas that don't get tons of sun all the time.

It's just too bad that it's taken this long to get enough clout to really make technological improvements.
Posts: 32,384
DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:28 PM   #3
Amnorix Amnorix is offline
In BB I trust
 
Amnorix's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2003
Location: Boston, Mass.
Casino cash: $29908
It used to be stupid rare to see a house with solar around here. Now it's merely uncommon.

I've been hit multiple times with people calling me to install in. Unfortunately, we've had water leak issues with our roof, which we fixed at significant cost in both money and emotional turmoil (made my wife a wreck), so I'm NOT ****ING TOUCHING THAT ROOF.
__________________
"I love signature blocks on the Internet. I get to put whatever the hell I want in quotes, pick a pretend author, and bang, it's like he really said it." George Washington
Posts: 38,173
Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.Amnorix is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:35 PM   #4
Bwana Bwana is offline
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
 
Bwana's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Billings, Montana
Casino cash: $2147483647
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amnorix View Post
It used to be stupid rare to see a house with solar around here. Now it's merely uncommon.

I've been hit multiple times with people calling me to install in. Unfortunately, we've had water leak issues with our roof, which we fixed at significant cost in both money and emotional turmoil (made my wife a wreck), so I'm NOT ****ING TOUCHING THAT ROOF.
We have had a good run of bad luck with hail storms around here for the last few years, so I know all too well about the roof replacement. I have a feeling those solar panels would die a fast death when confronted with large hail stones as well.
__________________


Adventure is dangerous....but monotony can kill you.
Posts: 51,855
Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:37 PM   #5
BWillie BWillie is offline
No Gamble, No Future
 
BWillie's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: baldeaglegaming.com
Casino cash: $41341
Tesla is making a "Gigafactory" outside of Reno. Most people may have heard about this and how it relates to their vehicle line, but they are also making a battery for homes. It's thought that the home battery will be around $3,000 for consumers, and will finally make sense financially.

I'm sure there are many of you out there that know more about this stuff than me, but apparently the Tesla home battery will enable you to store the surplus solar energy to use at other times.
__________________
Online poker is not dead. Get FREE money on any deposit. Play now, huge deposit bonuses, monthly rake races & free plays. Clear cookies 1st & use the links below to sign up at Bovada, BetOnline, Black Chip Poker and Ignition. Contact me for private deals, possible rakeback or any questions!

Bovada & Ignition: baldeaglegaming.com

BetOnline & Black Chip Poker: baldeaglepoker.com
Posts: 19,730
BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.BWillie wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:38 PM   #6
DaFace DaFace is offline
Not a mod
 
DaFace's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Donkey Land
Casino cash: $26984
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
We have had a good run of bad luck with hail storms around here for the last few years, so I know all too well about the roof replacement. I have a feeling those solar panels would die a fast death when confronted with large hail stones as well.
From what I've read at least, they're actually pretty durable. The solar cell themselves are fragile, but they're covered in a thick piece of clear laminate that protects them pretty well.
Posts: 32,384
DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:42 PM   #7
Radar Chief Radar Chief is offline
Wearing ballistic dog goggles.
 
Radar Chief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: In the box.
Casino cash: $21603
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFace View Post
From what I've read at least, they're actually pretty durable. The solar cell themselves are fragile, but they're covered in a thick piece of clear laminate that protects them pretty well.
Industry standard is withstanding the impact of a 1" hail stone traveling 100 mph.
__________________
Like "Cool Hand" Luke I'm busting rocks.

__/|_/[___]
|/ \\_| ---OllllO
_( ))~-( ))-0--))
Posts: 24,279
Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.Radar Chief is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:42 PM   #8
Bwana Bwana is offline
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
 
Bwana's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Billings, Montana
Casino cash: $2147483647
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFace View Post
From what I've read at least, they're actually pretty durable. The solar cell themselves are fragile, but they're covered in a thick piece of clear laminate that protects them pretty well.
An old boy down the road had some that got smoked by the last hail storm, but his stuff was really really old. It would be nice if technology has caught up and they are making them more durable these days which wouldn't surprise me.
__________________


Adventure is dangerous....but monotony can kill you.
Posts: 51,855
Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #9
Bwana Bwana is offline
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
 
Bwana's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Billings, Montana
Casino cash: $2147483647
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radar Chief View Post
Industry standard is withstanding the impact of a 1" hail stone traveling 100 mph.
Heh the last storm was brutal. We had golf ball to just under baseball size hail smack us. As far as speed, hell if I know, I didn't go outside to find out!!
__________________


Adventure is dangerous....but monotony can kill you.
Posts: 51,855
Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bwana is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 01:07 PM   #10
underEJ underEJ is offline
Starter
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Casino cash: $13241
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
Heh the last storm was brutal. We had golf ball to just under baseball size hail smack us. As far as speed, hell if I know, I didn't go outside to find out!!
Ha! Probably a good choice. Industry standard for human skull durability is well under baseball size.
Posts: 849
underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.underEJ has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 01:15 PM   #11
ChiliConCarnage ChiliConCarnage is offline
TACO SALAD
 
ChiliConCarnage's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: yes
Casino cash: $18568
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFace View Post
I've been glad to see the efficiency has been increasing rapidly as well. That makes it a much more viable option even in areas that don't get tons of sun all the time.

It's just too bad that it's taken this long to get enough clout to really make technological improvements.
I read we just got 2 new gigawatts of juice. If memory serves we could use 1.2 gigawatts to go back in time and advance Solar research
Posts: 2,284
ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.ChiliConCarnage wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 01:42 PM   #12
sd4chiefs sd4chiefs is offline
I'm Not Dead Yet
 
sd4chiefs's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: San Diego Super Chokers
Casino cash: $10665
I had solar panels installed last month. It will pay for itself in about 6 years. So far it is producing more than we are using which is amazing since my Wife has turned our house into a meat locker with the A/C.
__________________
I am not responsible for my actions because I suffer from affluenza.
Posts: 3,386
sd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisd4chiefs 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 01:48 PM   #13
MagicHef MagicHef is online now
The Seated Villain
 
MagicHef's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle
Casino cash: $20347
Quote:
Originally Posted by sd4chiefs View Post
I had solar panels installed last month. It will pay for itself in about 6 years. So far it is producing more than we are using which is amazing since my Wife has turned our house into a meat locker with the A/C.
Yes, San Diego has no shortage of sun. Here in Seattle, solar power is pretty much non-existent.

__________________
With a sack in 63.3% of his games, SB MVP Von Miller is the most consistent pass rusher in NFL history.
Posts: 6,045
MagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliMagicHef 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 01:55 PM   #14
Bob Dole Bob Dole is offline
King Shit of **** Mountain
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Casino cash: $34597
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFace View Post
From what I've read at least, they're actually pretty durable. The solar cell themselves are fragile, but they're covered in a thick piece of clear laminate that protects them pretty well.
A school just south of here lost their entire array in the spring. Bob Dole has been researching, but his future co-op won't buy the excess.
Posts: 36,944
Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Bob Dole has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 02:12 PM   #15
'Hamas' Jenkins 'Hamas' Jenkins is offline
Errich Bachman...
 
'Hamas' Jenkins's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Casino cash: $39687
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFace View Post
I've been glad to see the efficiency has been increasing rapidly as well. That makes it a much more viable option even in areas that don't get tons of sun all the time.
Moore's Law, bruh.
__________________
9/3/2016:
Quote:
Originally Posted by petegz28 View Post
ball on the 7 and you can't even get 3.....yeah MU still has no QB and no line
Posts: 65,290
'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.'Hamas' Jenkins is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:10 PM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.