I was reading about a new statium in Taiwan which is covered with PV panels - people were so happy!
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3. Avoid Daytime Peak Hour Consumption of Power As one kwh costs 3 Taiwan dollars, and power generation are available 3 hours everyday, 3000 kwh can be generated in a single day, and 10,000 Taiwan dollars can be saved.
They are using 8,844 solar panels to generate 3,000 kWh per day. One site calculates they will generate 333 USD power per day though I believe it is 96 USD per day with current exchange rates. Due to the shape of the roof the PV panel exposure is somewhat less than optimum. StJerome - how much less would you get if you shaped your PV panels like this? A lot!
The architect is happy he did a wonderful thing! The greens are happy with such a wonderful thing! The investments in solar are fine but is Taiwan the best place?
What about investing the same amount of money in a place with a bit more sun. The possible return (or at least less expense) would still be credited to the Taiwan peoples account. This is not a money maker but a rat hole.
This is a bit like the National Guard putting PV panels up in New Hampshire. At least do it some place with sun!
Green is fine but some common sense should be used.