Curmudgeon still using printed IEEE Color Books
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- EE (Field - as little design as possible)
Following is unsubstantiated personal opinion or possibly marginally substantiated by anecdotal account. Recommend: Strongly consider deleting before reading....Biggest drive behind DC will be renewable energy.
I'm not there yet either. As far as I can tell the only thing that makes any renewable cost effective is the government subsidy. There are only small, specialized markets where any renewable is cost effective as a stand alone. Renewable is not going to drive widespread DC distribution any further than the homeowners' property lines. And the subsidy will only drive it that far.
As for me and renewable: I'm working with my BIL in TX to milk the snot out of the Fed and TX subsidies, and guarenteed purchase by utility of excess power. Looking at both solar and wind. Got nothing to do with green. Has all to do with taking max advantage of the law. If Americans want to pass laws handing out money, I feel obligated as an American citizen to take as much as I legally can.
just an opinion of the worm