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Last login: Thursday, January 19, 2012
The argument that solar panel owners "...uses that power network twice as much" is embarrassingly self-serving and, quite frankly, simply wrong. All of the power generated from a solar array does not get sent into the grid and then back down into the home. Even when an array is generating more than what is being used by the local homeowner, it is likely to be going to the house next door. This has the net effect of LOWERING the load on the critical links during the middle of the day, which is the time of peak load. Distributing generation capacity in this way actually increases the robustness of the overall grid.
January 19, 2012 at 8:43 a.m.
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