Viewing post #635500 by GardenGuyAZ
|I remember the first solar lights I bought for out in the garden, maybe...what, 10 to 15 years ago. You were lucky if they lasted 4 to 6 hours, even in Arizona's incredible amount of sunshine. I'm pleased to say, the ones I received as gifts recently...are far superior. They all operate from the time the sun sets to the time it rises, without even shutting off till sunrise. So, I guess the technology is there, it's just a matter of it getting cheaper. My house faces south with the roof in full sun all day long. I would love to put solar across my entire roof, but for me, it is still cost prohibitive, even with the rebates, and it would take longer than I might live to pay it off I think. I need to do some more investigation, or hope the price keeps dropping more. You would think electric companies would rent space from us to put solar panels, enough that our electric was free, and they could use the rest to supply those who aren't so nicely pointed toward the sun.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
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