[FoRK] Suburbia

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Mon Jan 10 07:26:48 PST 2005


A mobile factory could spray it directly on the rock, possibly with a 
foam underlayer.  Irregularities would just give it better grip and more 
surface area.  Seems like a difficult engineering problem, but possible.

sdw

Eugen Leitl wrote:

>On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 08:55:04AM -0800, The Pigdog Mailing List wrote:
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>>damien morton wrote:
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>>>Assuming that the installed PV has a lifespan of about 10 years
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>>Only ten years?
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>Some of the current panels come with a 25+ year warranty, but I'm assuming
>polymer/organic/quantum dot PV, which is just a thickish polymer film.
>Something you just roll out, and weigh down with stones. Or make a tent from,
>or cover roofs instead of tin/shingles/tar paper.
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>Otoh, considered panels as part of building facade one would probably go with
>a glass-sandwiched monocrystalline Si cell. 
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