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Re: Re: Summary A

Timothy van der Linden

> To Kelly,

> >> What kind of accidents should I think of? Exploding batteries,
> >> electrical shortcuts?
> >
> >Normal stuff, falls, smashing glass, electrical shorts, etc...  Solar
> >requires a lot of hands on work out of doors.  It has one of the highest
> >labor overhead rates of major power systems.  So a lot of folks get hurt.
> >think about 10-20 times as much as coal or nukes.  Also solar has thermal
> >polution problems.  But no more than most old style power systems.  Well
> >a very high expence, but thats not what we were talking about.

> Hmmm, no luck then unless solar panels are build in at the same time the
> house is constructed. (I assume that if everyone had it's own generator, a
> similar rate of accidents would be the case)

No actually.  Since solar collector requirer you to do more repairs on the
roof, you have more serious falls (and leaky roofs).  Gas generators would
have more accidents than utilities, but les then solar due to the simpler
safger maintenence.

> >> Now I see what you mean, but how many animals would be 
> >> killed by pollution caused by dirty-energy? 
> >
> >So don't use dirty, thou I suppose it (coal) is ironically the one most
> >to get past political problems.  In my old neighbor hood in Wisconson the
> >folks chased out a Nuke in favor of a coal plant and thought themselves
> >lucky.

> I guess the human mind works in crazy ways. (as if I figured that out a
> minute ago...)



> P.S. Kelly would you like me (and the others) to send LIT mail > to your
> address?

Sure, send to both.  If things are quiet I'll answer then.  If not I'll get
it on AOL when I get home.