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    Re: Solar Energy Lies

    Not sure about Germany but Norway, Iceland and Denmark are getting their game on with the renewable energy protocol. Norway and Iceland may find solar energy a problem but they trend towards hydro. It has been stated that Norway produces about 80 percent (or thereabouts) of energy from hydro.

    But the US propaganda is pretty much geared towards 'its not possible to convert entirely to renewable energy' when other countries have demonstrated it is possible.

    That rather makes the country that totes itself as 'the greatest nation on earth ' (and tries to make everyone else believe it too) look rather small and dumb and ineffective.

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    Re: Solar Energy Lies

    Frank Shuman was a pioneer in solar collectors and was well on his way in producing massive collectors for the world at large and all this was done prior to WW1...his massive array built in Egypt in 1912 proved without doubt the success of this advancement in energy use, that of the Sun.

    His collectors were abandoned at the start of WW1 and all the materials (metals) used in those collectors and arrays were recycled and turned into ammunition's and guns for the war effort...this being the basic beginnings of the oil industry.

    How very sad that at that time his genius was overlooked as oil and war were far more important.

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    Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station in Maadi, Egypt (1912-1913). Shuman’s plant used parabolic troughs to power a 60-70 horsepower engine that pumped 6,000 gallons of water per minute from the Nile River to adjacent cotton fields. His system included a number of technological improvements, including absorption plates with dual panes separated by a one-inch air space. Although the outbreak of World War I and the discovery of cheap oil discouraged the advancement of solar energy, Shuman’s vision and basic design were resurrected in the 1970s with a new wave of interest in solar thermal energy
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