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    Ford's First LEED Dealership located in Covington Georgia is holding its Grand Opening Today. It don't get no greener than that. They seem to be hooked on getting all the green they can also. They charged my son $500 last week to replace the alternator on his Ford Ranger. Going "Green" does have its price. They damn sure drained his wallet

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    I personally think the whole "Green Movement" is another way to make money hands over fist....


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    I'm in a 1 week class for solar installation. I was very excited until I realized that spending 40k to save 10k isn't cost effective nor is it energy friendly when you see the amount of hazmat generated by it's production. I'm even disappointed when I see how much money is being spent on this.
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    In New Haven Ct there is a school that was "Greenified"
    Yea part of it was a photovoltaic system that will never generate enough to pay for itself...
    But what the heck... It's a science lesson...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    In New Haven Ct there is a school that was "Greenified"
    Yea part of it was a photovoltaic system that will never generate enough to pay for itself...
    But what the heck... It's a science lesson...

    http://www.ctcleanenergy.com/YourBus...5/Default.aspx
    Using the "Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 68,813" (which are always overrated) from their website, the school will save $87.28 per month in electric charges. I;m guessing that will not cover the upkeep of the system let alone offset the cost of the installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToUtahNow View Post
    I'm guessing that will not cover the upkeep of the system let alone offset the cost of the installation.

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    Not even close but they are considering the added benefit of the lesson in photovoltaic systems as part of the payback...

    Of course right now it is training for a subsidized career path....
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    In the Navy times there was an article about how 52 mil was spent installing solar systems in certain navy hospitals. Altogether the program will save 2 mil a year in electrical cost. So doing the math, this should pay off in.....26 years?? Of course this isn't added into the maintence on the system. Hmmm, taxpayer money hard at work.
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