Monday, August 08, 2005

No More Electric Bills

No More Electric Bills

Our energy independence Manhattan Project, one subdivision at a time:

Set flush with the roof tiles, the two-kilowatt photovoltaic panels unobtrusively turn the sun's rays into AC power with the help of an inverter in the garage. If a home generates more power in one month than it uses, the bill is zero.

That sounds like a bad deal for the power company, but it's not. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's solar expert Mike Keesee says that's because solar homes produce the most power on the hot sunny afternoons when everyone rushes home to turn up the air conditioner...

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