- Jul 29, 2007
- Funster No
- 'A' Class RV &
:Cool: It would appear that there is a New Solar Technology on the Horizon:-
If this sort of technology took off, we might need an electric point on each site, so that we could download some of our surplus electricity.
Possibly you meant to say upload.................
Incidentally, here in Spain the Government passed a ley (a law) which compells the electricity companies to buy surplus electricity from commercial and private suppliers - if generated by renewable mean, and a lot of private houesholds here now do exactly that; selling the surplus from their own wind turbine or solar electricity generators back "up the line".
Groups of people, especially inland, are now clubbing together to buy/build big solar panels which are installed on solar farms.
Crackling (hahaha) idea.
I worked for a company for years that used the equivalent of a jet engine (CHP) to generate power for their paper mill. We sold all the surplus energy generated back to the national grid.
The price was an agreed formulae that was stated every 30 mins. I thought it was a great idea but of course it was no where near as good as a green option!
They paid the same rate it was the published rate for energy that was adjusted every 30 minutes. That was the rate we were charged and that was the rate we were paid for all surplus supplied back to the grid.
I don't know if they still have that arrangement I have been away from there and running my own business for the last 6 years.