[LINK] Micro-inverters and Browser Monitoring Key to Solar Power

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Nov 15 17:15:09 AEDT 2010

On 15/11/2010, at 5:05 PM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> And i must say although i sympathize with Ivan's suggestion, they really
> are a health and safety item. In summer, it gets *hot* here where i live.

Whereas it didn't back before electric air-conditioners were first marketed??

A decent architect can design a house that requires minimal cooling in summer, if any at all. But rather than raze existing stock of homes (which has other expenses, and would never happen), why are we retro-fitting machinery which consumes so much power? >>> ...because power is cheap and profligate, as are A/C units.

Apologies for being an old fart here, but these are choices that individuals and families can and should be making: if they can see the absolute cost of a decision, it will better inform their choices.

The availability of cheap A/C (and other power-sapping devices) has fed a lazy market. 

This is why I fear the possible invention of 'limitless' power (from fusion, or whatever else): it encourages laziness and extravagance, and depletion of resources at a scale that I cannot imagine.


Ivan Trundle
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