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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   11/20/2012 4:26:19 PM
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The hybrid solar/generator combination the author describes here is what Tokelau is using. That's the 3-island nation that just went 100% sustainable for its electrical need, which we wrote about here
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=254016
I think marrying flex circuit technology with solar cells is a great idea.

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Re: Solar energy
Mydesign   11/23/2012 1:37:00 AM
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Atwell, as of now for household purpose, the ROI from any solar based investment is 7-10 years (from my experience). I had done a comparative study and found that eventhough we are using low quality/cost panels and devices, then also it will take 5-8 years for enough ROI. But if the power tariffs are increasing, then we may able to get a good ROI below 5 year.

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Mydesign   11/23/2012 1:41:57 AM
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Ann, in our country there are some hybrid solar generators are available. Hybrid means a combination of both wind and solar. During day time solar energy is using for power generation and during night and dark time, wind mill will work to generate power. But in both cases, availability of sunlight and wind throughout year may be a concern.

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Re: Solar energy
Ann R. Thryft   11/26/2012 12:12:13 PM
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Mydesign, thanks for that input, I wasn't aware of those hybrid generators. At least in concept, they sound like a good idea. In the Tokelau solution, "hvbrid" refers to a combo of solar panels plus coconut oil-based generators for backup and battery charging.

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Re: Solar energy
Mydesign   11/27/2012 6:40:49 AM
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Ann, coconut oils is using for running the generator or some other purposes. Normally we used to have diesel generators, which are using at power cut time, as an alternate source of energy.

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Re: Solar energy
Ann R. Thryft   12/3/2012 3:07:23 PM
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Mydesign, thanks for the clarification. Sounds like "hybrid" means more or less the same thing being used in Tokelau.

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Mydesign   12/4/2012 6:00:23 AM
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"Sounds like "hybrid" means more or less the same thing being used in Tokelau"

Ann, what way 'hybrid' is defined in Tokelau. Is it a combination of two technology.

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