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Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:16 pm
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jok101 says...



What do you think?

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Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:52 pm
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inkwell says...



Well, we'll never run out of fuel, but its price will rise and I think the solution is solar. Germany has made some pretty impressive policies to get solar panels on their rooftops. This means that space is not being used up, and the panels are close to where they need to send the energy. Overtime these only pay for themselves. Of course, this is full of other benefits, such as independency, clean air, etc.
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Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:00 am
Snoink says...



But solar panels aren't so good either. :? We did LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments) on them at school, and they are actually made of some pretty toxic materials.
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Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:04 am
Crysi says...



That's actually kinda funny, Snoinkus, considering I live super close to that school and my apartment complex is absolutely covered in solar panels. =/




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Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:52 am
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Snoink says...



Well, I wouldn't worry too much about that! Mainly, the concerns that we were looking at were the effects of mining these chemicals out... and it's really not good for the environment at all. There's research going on at our school that are trying to find carbon-based solar panels, but so far our studies on organic material indicate they're not really good at doing that, unfortunately. :(
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Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:14 am
inkwell says...



What's the chemical in concern? The technology can vary widely.
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Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:38 am
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Snoink says...



Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Copper Indium Diselenide, and Cadmium Telluride are a couple of chemicals used. Not all of the chemicals are bad (though the ones that are bad are REALLY bad), but the mining takes its toll on the environment because of the rarity of them.
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Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:41 pm
Karzkin says...



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