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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!(now going OT)
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 02:04:23 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0605030200060.4915@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Tuesday 2006-05-02 at 12:37 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:

> Solar power. Admittedly, solar panels take energy to make them but I
> don't think they break down fast. So, this would mean that the energy
> put into making them can be regained from the use of the sun over its
> lifetime. The solar energy is then used to split the water. It
> doesn't take much in the way of electrical power to produce the two
> gases after all.

No, it takes the same energy as the combination of hydrogen and oxygen
will produce later at the motor (or better, at the energy cell). More, in
fact, considering losses.

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Cheers,
Carlos Robinson

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