Davian wrote:Just getting 1 tracking panel for a residence isnt too bad...something like $15K once the subsidies are accounted for. That's about a 15 year ROI from what I've read...even in VT where solar isn't the greatest option due to our beautiful weather.
But what is the cost if you want the entire video package of fuel cell, hydrogen maker, etc... (the setup that the guy in the video said will be affordable by the average Joe within about 15 years).
PS: Someone already figured out that there are not enough reserves of platinum on or in the earth to provide most of mankind with a fuel cell (let alone one for the car, one for the wifes car, the kids cars, the truck, one or more for the house, etc...). I know they have already made them platinum free, but they are not nearly as good as the platinum ones which aren't very good.
PPS: 15 years ago they said fuel cells would be affordable by now. If you have about a half a million dollars you might be able to bag one for yourself. It may be sufficient to power the tiny car in the video, but it (and you) will be in trouble soon if you can't re-fuel it with hydrogen. But the hydrogen maker is probably more costly than the fuel cell. And if the car runs out of juice 20 miles from home you get to push it back and re-fuel it. Good thing it's small.