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February 10, 2012, 05:03:47 PM
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Hell with the solar cells. Let's just boil some water with a fresnel lens and build a steampunk mining rig.


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February 10, 2012, 05:50:21 PM
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Also people tend to forget: a solar panel still works in 20 years+++
Not necessarily. There's always the possibility of the panel breaking (neighborhood kid's baseball going through it, tree branch falling on it, etc), or rust/corrosion turning it into a pile of scrap, or some other unrepairable damage happening.  Solar panels aren't going to last forever, and I wouldn't even expect one to last 20 years on average.  I could be wrong though.
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February 10, 2012, 06:12:34 PM
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Also people tend to forget: a solar panel still works in 20 years+++
Not necessarily. There's always the possibility of the panel breaking (neighborhood kid's baseball going through it, tree branch falling on it, etc), or rust/corrosion turning it into a pile of scrap, or some other unrepairable damage happening.  Solar panels aren't going to last forever, and I wouldn't even expect one to last 20 years on average.  I could be wrong though.
Actually I would be interested in longevity data for solar panels. They have been around for a while, are there any old installations that are still working?

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February 10, 2012, 06:36:21 PM
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Also people tend to forget: a solar panel still works in 20 years+++
Not necessarily. There's always the possibility of the panel breaking (neighborhood kid's baseball going through it, tree branch falling on it, etc), or rust/corrosion turning it into a pile of scrap, or some other unrepairable damage happening.  Solar panels aren't going to last forever, and I wouldn't even expect one to last 20 years on average.  I could be wrong though.
Actually I would be interested in longevity data for solar panels. They have been around for a while, are there any old installations that are still working?

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February 11, 2012, 05:35:00 AM
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Hell with the solar cells. Let's just boil some water with a fresnel lens and build a steampunk mining rig.



That's pretty badass

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February 11, 2012, 03:06:49 PM
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Hell with the solar cells. Let's just boil some water with a fresnel lens and build a steampunk mining rig.



That's pretty badass

Yep! They melt solid steel and iron, and you can get one from one an old discarded big screen TV's.
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February 11, 2012, 07:08:48 PM
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People attending the CCC summercamp in Finowfurth last summer 2011 might have spotted this Money Tree:



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A single Atom + GPU based machine on a solar power pannel. Granted, small but off the grid ;-)

That is awesome.
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February 12, 2012, 01:20:43 AM
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Man, that is EPIC!!!!

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February 12, 2012, 01:50:21 AM
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Also people tend to forget: a solar panel still works in 20 years+++
Not necessarily. There's always the possibility of the panel breaking (neighborhood kid's baseball going through it, tree branch falling on it, etc), or rust/corrosion turning it into a pile of scrap, or some other unrepairable damage happening.  Solar panels aren't going to last forever, and I wouldn't even expect one to last 20 years on average.  I could be wrong though.
Actually I would be interested in longevity data for solar panels. They have been around for a while, are there any old installations that are still working?

Yea, some of the first solar panels built are still running 25+ years
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February 12, 2012, 08:40:14 PM
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Hell with the solar cells. Let's just boil some water with a fresnel lens and build a steampunk mining rig.




How many hash's there ?

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February 12, 2012, 08:43:12 PM
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Hell with the solar cells. Let's just boil some water with a fresnel lens and build a steampunk mining rig.




How many hash's there ?

So many, that it melts all that try to handle its raw power  Wink

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February 13, 2012, 02:26:57 AM
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the solar panels come with a 25 year warranty and power guarantee. no, that doesn't cover baseballs or tree branches, but insurance will. so i can say with confidence that they'll still be going strong in at least 25 years.

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