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Friday, July 13, 2018

A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a face-off between Big Oil and utilities. Oil majors, who've sold fossil fuels to cars for a century, are now moving into an electricity sector that's preparing for exponential growth. The problem is that utilities, the primary power suppliers for a century, have the same idea.

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If you are investing for the future, this is where I would put my money..

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-13 06:47 AM | Reply

Solar is going to replace both. That's where I would put my money.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-13 08:08 AM | Reply

And anyone who thinks power for homes and charging cars is going to have to be supplied through the grid is looking at the past. It will be collected through solar panels and stored in batteries at the site where it is used. The grid will only be necessary for industrial purposes, sky scrapers, etc. But for most residential homes it will be a thing of the past in a decade possibly two decades but no more than that.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-13 08:11 AM | Reply

Oil is the new coal.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-13 08:12 AM | Reply

It's going to be interesting to watch this battle and how they morph into 1 industry.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-13 08:48 AM | Reply

Oil is the new coal.

#4 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-07-13 08:12 AM | FLAG:

You can't make solar panels without oil, but you can make it without coal.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-13 10:31 AM | Reply

Solar takes up too much space.

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-13 12:57 PM | Reply

Most solar installs are on residential roofs.

Number 1 customer for solar in Hawaii? The military. Base housing uses it extensively.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-13 01:04 PM | Reply

Solar takes up too much space.

POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-07-13 12:57 PM | REPLY

There's enough space between your ears for a solar farm.

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-13 01:16 PM | Reply

"If you are investing for the future"

You invested in the past when you voted for Trump, Boaz.

You should be investing in incandescent light bulbs and answering machines.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-13 01:59 PM | Reply

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As a military person, you would think Boaz we get the advantages behind micro-generation. Decentralizing our energy grid through micro-generation in a variety of forms, which virtually always takes the form of renewables from solar to wind to geothermal to hydro, provides a massive national security advantage over every other nation on the entire planet that does not also do so.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-13 02:06 PM | Reply

--Decentralizing our energy grid

Decentralization is good, which is why I'm in favor of rooftop solar panels and opposed to solar farms.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-13 02:12 PM | Reply

"As a military person, you would think Boaz we get the advantages behind micro-generation."

Stereotyping Boaz with your prejudice that military folks have sufficient mental bandwidth to understand simple things is a micro-aggression against Boaz.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-13 02:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I am all for green power and household generation. Decentralizing is fine. The issue is there will need to be a grid regardless for stability and generation to cover shortfalls and you will need to pay for it unless you cut yourself off...

The notion that there will be enough batteries for everyone to store it - at this point in time - is humorous. Besides that manufacturing and large facilities will require far more power than can be generated locally "on site". And let's not forget many places don't have enough sun light to generate great solar power. Wind and water are other sources of course...

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-13 05:13 PM | Reply

Geothermal is safe, constant and free.

#15 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-07-13 07:06 PM | Reply

Local power generation is good and all, but I prefer to tap into redneck power.

I plug my Nissan Leaf into my Trump loving neighbor's external plug at night. He is a retired Major, so I figure I am just getting some of my taxes back.

#16 | Posted by bored at 2018-07-13 08:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

It'll be interesting to see who pays better bribes to legislators - big oil or utility companies.

But neither one of them wants you to have affordable solar power, so they'll work together to bribe the government to make solar as expensive and prohibitive as possible.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-07-13 09:09 PM | Reply

Solar takes up too much space.

#7 | Posted by boaz

On your roof? Is that where you're storing all your confederate flags instead?

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-07-13 09:10 PM | Reply

I am all for solar as utilized it for about 12 years - that said, I am still continuing to DRIP ExxonMobile.

#19 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-07-14 12:02 AM | Reply

who would oppose solar power? Let's be honest here,no one who actually cares about Emerica would be opposed to it. If you confront an opponent of solar power realize they are an opponent of a successful America.
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#20 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-14 08:36 PM | Reply

who would oppose solar power? Let's be honest here,no one who actually cares about Emerica would be opposed to it. If you confront an opponent of solar power realize they are an opponent of a successful America.
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POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-07-14 08:36 PM | REPLY

amishamerica.com

Do Amish use solar power?
Posted on December 21, 2012 in Amish Culture
A year ago I noticed a stark change while in an Indiana Amish community. Solar panels and spinning wind turbines had populated many an Amish roof in the 5 years since I'd last visited.

Later, in an Amish-owned store in another settlement, I viewed an array of technologies designed to harness the wind and sun. Amish, at least in some places, are taking up these technologies designed to latch onto the forces of nature.

A recent article looks at the first Amish household to adopt solar power in the community at Lyndonville, New York (Orleans County). Jonas Miller may be setting a trend for his community, where the church has officially sanctioned the technology. High diesel prices have driven the change to solar, which will be used "to power the lights, cash register and other electrical needs for his general store" in his community of two dozen families.

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-14 08:42 PM | Reply

Surprising yet not about the Amish. Solar power feels quite Amish in some ways.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-15 10:52 AM | Reply

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