A comment posted in response to an article on Boston.com that predicted yet another day of rainfall:
Now you know why solar panels are not exactly a sure bet for an alternative energy source. My 6KW setup has barely generated enough to keep my computer running. I do not dare get up on the roof to connect the other 4 KW I had installed this spring. Its too wet to work on anything electrical. Only around 80-90V dc, but enough to knock you off the ladder if you come in contact with it. Keep that in mind the next time somebody whispers renewables in your ear. Its a hobby up here, not an energy source.
Posted by Shr_Nfr July 1, 09 05:02 PM
Knowing what a 10kW solar system (installed) would have cost, I don’t feel so bad about my investment into a deserted swimming pool anymore 🙂