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    Thai environment, energy, safety issues

    Solar Power

    By Anonymous, Created on: 29/03/2005, Last updated on: 31/03/2015

    ยป I dont understand why Thailand is not using the sun which is there 365 days/year. Can anybody tell me ? I am in the process of building a house but when it comes to solar energy i might have to import myself to only then be confronted with a high import tax on such products. And that while closing...

    • drake commented : Renewables are so overrated. If you paid attention to what went in to the process of manufacturing for all the components, be it photo-voltaic or wind or hydro, you wouldn't call it [i:aa94gqii]environmentally friendly[/i:aa94gqii] Metals - strip mining. Plastics - oil. Solar Cells and other electronic components - toxic chemical process. Fiberglass and epoxies are technically toxic. And none of that is really [i:aa94gqii]renewable[/i:aa94gqii], is it ? But I digressed. Except for passive solar (building) designs and hot water heating, solar takes up too much money and space for what part time power it provides. The mirrors or panels must be constantly cleaned or the efficiency degrades. Doesn't work when it's cloudy, doesn't work when it rains or snow, or blowing sand/dust. It's expensive to start up and ROI takes 20 years or more, often times never. Great for places with a lot of unusable space and not much cloud, rain, or sand/dust storm. Not that I don't like the technology or anything. I'm just saying that solar has inherent issues that may never be resolved no matter how much tax money is thrown at it. One spring weekend 2 years ago I went to Doi Chieng Dao. A beautiful place with the view of an entire valley below, trees a blooming, flowers everywhere. There was a small solar array feeding a battery bank and inverter to power the park facility at the top. At this elevation, the fog often envelopes everything until noon. We pitched our tents and, after dinner, all of us were having a rather pleasant evening snoring away until.... at Zero effing dark hundred, in the dead silence of the effing night, the god effing loud enough to wake the effing dead '[i:aa94gqii]battery bank voltage is low[/i:aa94gqii]' alarm went off and stayed on until someone shut it off around 8 AM. Good thing I took my iPod along. Nobody else got any sleep however.

    • KelvinSim commented : [quote="drake":3cwdnfyu][u:3cwdnfyu]Renewables are so overrated. If you paid attention to what went in to the process of manufacturing for all the components, be it photo-voltaic or wind or hydro, you wouldn't call it [i:3cwdnfyu]environmentally friendly[/i:3cwdnfyu] Metals - strip mining. Plastics - oil. Solar Cells and other electronic components - toxic chemical process. Fiberglass and epoxies are technically toxic. And none of that is really [i:3cwdnfyu]renewable[/i:3cwdnfyu], is it ? But I digressed. Except for passive solar (building) designs and hot water heating, solar takes up too much money and space for what part time power it provides. The mirrors or panels must be constantly cleaned or the efficiency degrades. Doesn't work when it's cloudy, doesn't work when it rains or snow, or blowing sand/dust. It's expensive to start up and ROI takes 20 years or more, often times never. Great for places with a lot of unusable space and not much cloud, rain, or sand/dust storm. Not that I don't like the technology or anything. I'm just saying that [url=http://www.shinesolar.net:3cwdnfyu][color=#000000:3cwdnfyu]solar panels[/color:3cwdnfyu][/url:3cwdnfyu] has inherent issues that may never be resolved no matter how much tax money is thrown at it. One spring weekend 2 years ago I went to Doi Chieng Dao. A beautiful place with the view of an entire valley below, trees a blooming, flowers everywhere. There was a small solar array feeding a battery bank and inverter to power the park facility at the top. At this elevation, the fog often envelopes everything until noon. We pitched our tents and, after dinner, all of us were having a rather pleasant evening snoring away until.... at Zero effing dark hundred, in the dead silence of the effing night, the god effing loud enough to wake the effing dead '[i:3cwdnfyu]battery bank voltage is low[/i:3cwdnfyu]' alarm went off and stayed on until someone shut it off around 8 AM. Good thing I took my iPod along. Nobody else got any sleep however.[/u:3cwdnfyu][/quote:3cwdnfyu] Solar panels are not easy to operate.. With increased taxes and rate of installation it has turned out to be an expensive option..

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