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Old 22nd April 2012, 12:29 AM   #11
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Light management leads to ultra-efficient solar cells

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nice work, pity its still reliant on batteries.
A guy I worked with has just built a home that is off the grid, cant make toast or boil the jug easily, but can use an LED TV for 3 hours a day , run a PC and microwave oven. No sunday roast, quick cup of tea or toast:-(
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Old 22nd April 2012, 01:43 AM   #13
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Interesting link Jacco.
One of my friends is totaly off the grid here in the uk Luke, he gets round the high current draw problem by using good old-fashioned fire......
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My boat has diesels that chunk out the CO2/mile equivalent of a dozen I-talian supercars, at 80-90 % MCR a few hundred, does toast too.
I invest cash in plastic, not trees. One fine day, plastic stock will skyrocket.

(at a dingy pic gloaters forum they'd say it's not a boat, but a yacht, wainkers)
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Old 22nd April 2012, 03:33 AM   #15
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your better of looking at class D. class A is not what you call power efficent
its like driving a ameican car you just want to. and noboby gonno tell you otherwise
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your better of looking at class D. class A is not what you call power efficent
its like driving a ameican car you just want to. and noboby gonno tell you otherwise


Are our cars that bad realy? What kinda MPG is average in europe?
Like our suv gets 18mpg-ish. Is that bad there?
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Interesting link Jacco.
One of my friends is totaly off the grid here in the uk Luke, he gets round the high current draw problem by using good old-fashioned fire......
This friend would be unwise to use fire, its a straw bail house Would l;ive to see it, but its a good 500Kms from here and off the main track.
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And I've only seen movies but, most cars are smaller. What if you have 4 kids?
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This friend would be unwise to use fire, its a straw bail house Would l;ive to see it, but its a good 500Kms from here and off the main track.
How dose he keep it from rotting or getting wet and stinking?

I bet its warm! Good insolation.
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My boat has diesels that chunk out the CO2/mile equivalent of a dozen I-talian supercars, at 80-90 % MCR a few hundred, does toast too.
I invest cash in plastic, not trees. One fine day, plastic stock will skyrocket.

(at a dingy pic gloaters forum they'd say it's not a boat, but a yacht, wainkers)
You've lost me, is plastic going to be valuable post oil?
How big is your boat, sounds like you got more than one diesel engine
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