Sunday, January 29, 2012

Giant Solar Panels at Tri-Met Green Line Max Station.
                                                                                   Here is a portion of the 370,000+ dollar solar array that will save about 3000.00 a year in electricity that  Tri-Met will sell to PGE.  This savings will return the investment after 60 years of course if the Solar panels will actually last that long minus cleaning and maintenance costs. It's not really about the money though but about maintaining an image that Portland is a shining city on a hill demonstrating to the world how we can have it all.  A modern city that is efficient, green and sustainable. Nothing could be further from the truth but it looks good.  I wonder how many people might think this powers the Max Train and not the Coal Burning Power Plant in Boardman, Oregon.


Blogger wheatgerm said...

Long live King coal, solar is a bust so is wind we have the coal lets use it until the technology gets better

2:22 PM  
Blogger Thomas D. Rutter said...

Solar, Wind, Bio-fuel are not going to be able to provide the current world energy needs that fossil fuels accustomned us to. Unless we want to go Nuclear we better start learning to do without a lot of what we now take for granted.

3:18 PM  

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