Q&A: Why won’t my house work on solar energy but everyone else’s does?

Question by –: Why won’t my house work on solar energy but everyone else’s does?
I recently stopped paying my gas, light and water bills because I heard that everything can be powered by the sun during the day. I work overnight so I don’t need any power during that time. Why won’t anything in my house work with this “solar energy”? I am starting to think this is just another Obama lie.

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Answer by Bryan
You have to buy the solar cells…..Maybe Obama will hook you up with a big fat rebate. Maybe not.

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When will i get my windmill or solar powered panels for the roof of my car?

Question by Third of Five: When will i get my windmill or solar powered panels for the roof of my car?
That Obama told people about when he was running for President. Where is all that “green energy” we were sold?

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Answer by roderick_young
I voted for Obama, with full knowledge that change takes time.

In the early 60’s, when Kennedy said we would target landing on the moon, it didn’t happen in 2 years. Not even 4 years. But by golly, we got there.

I see states like California on a trajectory for a healthy percentage of their electricity coming from renewable sources. This sort of thing happens quietly. People often resist change, even when it’s good for them.

There are engineering reasons why it would be impractical to power a car by solar, if that’s what you mean. The amount of energy falling as sunlight on the roof of a car is small compared to the kind of power needed to move a heavy car. If the car was ultra-light, like 50 pounds, then it would be possible, but such a car would not be safe in a crash. We will see full-electric cars soon, and maybe someone will put a solar option on the roof, either to extend the range by a tiny amount, or to provide an emergency recharge for a stranded vehicle. A driver could then just leave the vehicle in the sun for a day, then limp along to an outlet where they could plug in for a real charge.

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If i have a grid-tied solar system that generates more than i use, is the electric company required to pay me?

Question by mendoncadam: If i have a grid-tied solar system that generates more than i use, is the electric company required to pay me?
I know green mountain energy started a program where they pay customers who have a system that generates more electricity than they use.
is this true for all electric companies in all states?
i am in Texas. i have reliant energy.

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Answer by Gooch
You will have to check with your individual energy company. Some do what is called net meterign which credits you for the excess.

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