Re: [DML] Re: Alternate Fuels..
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Re: [DML] Re: Alternate Fuels..

Ignoring the solar issue (Even buying electricity from the grid is cheaper than gasoline), if we are talking about transportation using electricity the real comparison would be the "sorting" the electricity in a battery versus hydrogen.

Hydrogen seems like it is cheaper, lighter, and has less impact on the environment.

--- On Fri, 3/2/12, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Alternate Fuels..
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Friday, March 2, 2012, 10:45 AM
> Do some simple sums on the amount of
> energy in a tank of fuel then work out how long it'd take
> for a solar panel to transfer that energy. Factor in the
> (in)efficiency of the hydrogen generation, and work out the
> square yardage of panels you'd need to "re-fuel" your car in
> a reasonable length of time. 
> I think you'll find in very short order that what you
> propose is thoroughly impractical and/or prohibitively
> expensive.
> For me it comes down to how crap solar is as a renewable
> energy source. Wind might work on a domestic scale but your
> neighbours might not like you for it...
> Martin
> Sent from my BlackBerry®


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