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Solar Provides 0.2% of Electric Supply--Up From 0.02% Before Obama
cns news ^ | 1/29/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 01/29/2014 5:16:08 PM PST by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - Solar power, which President Barack Obama promoted in his State of the Union Address, accounted for 0.2 percent of the U.S. electricity supply in the first nine months of 2013, according to data published by the U.S. government's Energy Information Administration.

That is up from the 0.02 percent of the total electricity supply that solar power sources provided in 2008, the last calendar year before Obama took office.

“Now, one of the biggest factors in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to American energy,” Obama said in the State of the Union. “The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we've been in decades.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: electric; epa; necessarilyskyrocket; obama; powergrid; solar; solarpower; sowyourseedinvain; supply
President "O'Fraud-o"
1 posted on 01/29/2014 5:16:08 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 01/29/2014 5:16:31 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

How ironic that fracking saved his @ss to a great extent.
Without it, with this winter, nat gas would be spiking bigtime.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 5:18:03 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Nachum
Photo-electric energy has a place in the future and is an advance in technology, especially compared to Windmills.

Too bad batteries are still so technologically lame.

4 posted on 01/29/2014 5:18:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

My pants will never dry...


5 posted on 01/29/2014 5:18:57 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: Paladin2

My tomatoes are solar powered;-)


6 posted on 01/29/2014 5:21:15 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: prisoner6

Maybe if you put up a clothes line. :)


7 posted on 01/29/2014 5:21:28 PM PST by Ditter
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To: nascarnation
How ironic that fracking saved his @ss to a great extent. Without it, with this winter, nat gas would be spiking bigtime.

One conservative writer was actually disappointed that fracking was saving him. Otherwise, the public would be marching on the White House with pitch forks.

I, on the other hand, am grateful for any reprieve from the damage these jerk wads are doing to the country. Even if it makes the sleaze look better in the process.

8 posted on 01/29/2014 5:22:24 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: SgtBob

Solar Panels can help out when SHTF assuming one can stay put.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 5:23:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t be surprised if the increase can be explained by those weaning off the grid in the event that the dictator starts a war, crashes the economy and declares martial law.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 5:23:27 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: nascarnation; Nachum
How ironic that fracking saved his @ss to a great extent. Without it, with this winter, nat gas would be spiking bigtime.

It certainty saved my @ss, I would have had $800 gas bills but I think you misunderstand the goals of this administration. From my perspective it seems that fracking has thrown a spanner in their efforts to collapse the entire system.

11 posted on 01/29/2014 5:25:18 PM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: grumpygresh
those weaning off the grid

The opposite. The people like Solar City promoting solar are pure scammers. First they collect our tax money (not the homeowner). Second they sell the unreliable solar power back to the power company for full retail price. Instead of we ratepayers paying 4 cents for reliable power from a real power provider we pay 14 cents for someone to maybe give us some power at some point, but not when we need it the most.

(the exception is in the dessert SW where the sun always shines and the power can be immediately used for A/C.)

As mentioned above the unsolved problem is batteries. There are only two kinds of solar installations: the ones with batteries and the scams.

12 posted on 01/29/2014 5:33:42 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: infool7

I’m really surprised they didn’t take credit for there being ten times more solar energy in use than there was. LOL


13 posted on 01/29/2014 5:33:43 PM PST by cumbo78
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To: cumbo78

Thats what I was thinking. 1000% Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 01/29/2014 5:38:52 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Nachum

And the cost is thousands of times per kilowatt as coal.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 5:40:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Nachum

Might be .2%, but to increase from .02 all the way up to .2 probably cost more in 5 years than building all the infrastructure for the other 98% did in 100 years.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 5:40:59 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SgtBob

My potato clock worked pretty well in 4th grade.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 5:46:05 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: palmer

I had a solar water heater for my pool. It worked very well. Solar has its uses but it sure isn’t going to replace power plants.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 5:47:59 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum
Every time in conversation with a libtard that brings up "solar" power as an viable alternative to evil petroleum products...

I ask them what the current percent of the total energy produced does solar power currently provide ?

To the person most have no idea, but guess anywhere from 10 to 25 percent...

When I tell them it's under 2 percent they get this confused look like that impossible...

Then I ask them are they prepared to pay twice the electric bill if we get to 20 percent...

19 posted on 01/29/2014 5:54:24 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: driftdiver

I have a solar heater on my pool here in Florida and it works absolutely great in the late spring and early fall. Maybe extends the swimming season a month overall, that however will never replace an actual heater using real power. It’s a joke to think it will.


20 posted on 01/29/2014 6:02:15 PM PST by WHBates
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To: Cowgirl of Justice; Paladin2

Guess I should have said, I only need solar for my food. If the SHTF, or weeklong power outages, due to gorebull warming (read icy in da south!), I’ve got hand drawn water, gas and wood cooking, and wood stove.

Couldn’t hit the interwebs, but I fly with a “well connected” suburb dwellin’ HAM operator.

Always loved the tater clock!

Cheers!


21 posted on 01/29/2014 6:13:07 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Nachum

http://www.ohio.com/news/power-plant-expected-to-bring-jobs-to-sw-ohio-1.462715
This will be opening in 2018AO (After Obama) Somehow he’ll take credit for this.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 6:16:57 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Paladin2

Without efficient batteries solar is nowhere.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 6:26:21 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: Nachum
Solar Provides 0.2% of Electric Supply--Up From 0.02% Before Obama
President "O'Fraud-o"

This illustrates the abysmal ignorance, stupidity and disinterest of the current American electorate.
Obama can say, with a straight face, that since he became president the contribution of solar power to the national energy needs has increased ten-fold.
But as with every other statement he makes, the great impostor is telling the greatest of all lies --- the lie of omission.
Even increased ten-fold, the contribution solar energy makes is absurdly minuscule --- and totally meaningless for the continuing effort and expense involved.

Ask any Obama supporter to explain percentages and the difference between the same numerical value increase and decrease...
Deer in the headlights territory...

24 posted on 01/29/2014 6:29:26 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Paladin2
Solar Panels can help out when SHTF assuming one can stay put.

...and has an adequate amount of efficient energy storage. Both huge assumption "ifs."

25 posted on 01/29/2014 6:33:05 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Tallguy
"Without efficient batteries solar is nowhere."

I think the issue is more of battery durability (cycle capability). I'm thinki9ng that the original batteries that were almost totally aqueous may have the best durability.

In a static situation, volume is not really a problem.

At ~365 cycles/year, 20 years would be ~7500 cycles.

Current batteries don't get close enough to 10,000 cycles to suit me.

26 posted on 01/29/2014 6:37:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: WHBates

I got two to three months extra and it was a heck of a lot cheaper than a gas heater.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 6:44:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

Stupendously outstanding!


28 posted on 01/29/2014 6:45:59 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Nachum

In another 518 years, we should break even on this “investment” (assuming 0% interest on the initial investment, and assuming that the solar cells will never foul or break for the duration of those 518 years)


29 posted on 01/29/2014 7:20:44 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: SgtBob

Right now my tomatoes are 1000 watt UltraSun Metal Halide Powered via good ol electricy powered by mostly oil and some nuclear. soon to switch over to high Pressure sodium.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 7:32:05 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: Nachum

The only reason it has increased in percentage is that Obambi has destroyed many coal-fired plants and is attempting to take us back to the stone age.

Today I read somewhere that energy production for the US is down dramatically and that it was at a historic high just as Obambi entered office.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 7:34:09 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: SgtBob
My tomatoes are solar powered;-)

My fruit trees are solar powered. I am a reality based greenie. Most greenies are city dwellers with unrealistic ideas how the natural world functions. They see stuff on TV or take a hike in the woods once a year. Many liberal greenies live in the suburbs and still learn nothing from the simple lawn that grows outside their door

32 posted on 01/29/2014 7:45:47 PM PST by dennisw
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To: driftdiver
That worked because heating water can capture a lot more of the sun's energy (up to 70%). It's much better than electricity considering inefficient solar photovoltaic, losses feeding it back into the grid, sending it across lossy lines, then using it to drive a resistive load on the other end.

In that case imagine instead of capturing 70% of the sun's energy to heat your water we paid someone to capture 25% of the sun's energy, then convert it to A/C and feed it to the grid. We would pay them taxpayer funds to set up the system then pay them full retail for the electricity. By the time you got to use it for a heater you would get maybe 10% of the sun's energy at best but pay big bucks for that. But that is what we are subsidizing.

33 posted on 01/30/2014 2:34:51 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: OldMissileer

Exactly right.

Meanwhile, coal use has gone up across the rest of the world.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 9:54:34 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: kvanbrunt2

For the want of a hot house...sigh.

I will NOT buy, what my sister calls “store bought, pink vinyl rocks”. I’ve got plenty put up to last ‘til 1st harvest.

Cheers!


35 posted on 01/30/2014 3:27:35 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: dennisw
My fruit trees are solar powered. I am a reality based greenie. Most greenies are city dwellers with unrealistic ideas how the natural world functions. They see stuff on TV or take a hike in the woods once a year. Many liberal greenies live in the suburbs and still learn nothing from the simple lawn that grows outside their door. I compost but not for greenie based reasons. Keep my dirt clean, use ladybugs....does that make me a reality based greenie? Cheers, FRiend!
36 posted on 01/30/2014 3:43:17 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

Just hold a mental image of the Great Thomas Jefferson, the gentleman farmer. We are emulating him in politics and gardens (all be it smaller)

You are a right wing greenie!


37 posted on 01/30/2014 4:01:58 PM PST by dennisw
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Absolutely the only way for this to be true is if there was a drastic decline in the use of electricity in this country. IOW, whomever is claiming this is lying. Thanks Nachum.


38 posted on 01/31/2014 12:35:22 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Nachum; SunkenCiv

Whoop-dee-do.


39 posted on 01/31/2014 6:30:36 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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