Municipal Innovation: Berkeley Helps Citizens Go Solar
Original post made by Sanford Forte on Oct 26, 2007
Here's an interesting idea that might gain traction, nationwide. There are challenges to programs like this, but Berkeley is stepping up to the plate, and making change happen.
on Oct 26, 2007 at 1:25 pm
Yes, not a bad idea, at least in the abstract. I am all for solar, but I have one big problem with it: It is UGLY! I hate those panels. Solar roof shingles (which already exist) would be a much better approach.
The best green approach, by far, is nuclear power. Palo Alto should be increasing its purchase of electricty from nuclear providers. That would put pressure to increase the number and capacity of nukes.
on Oct 26, 2007 at 8:55 pm
Putting solar panels on your roof is a bad idea right now. The technology is moving forward quickly and in five years time the type of solar panels we use today with be obsolete. I'd wait until new technology becomes available.
on Oct 27, 2007 at 5:10 am
Yeah, nuclear waste, that's what we need more of. Perhaps Greg can let us in on how that's going to be disposed of, even assuming we don't have another Three Mile Island or Chernobyl.