Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: Will crowdfunding solar projects work?
eewiz   10/4/2012 10:12:06 AM
NO RATINGS
Has funding ever been a problem for solar? IMO ROI is the issue.

Crowdfunding
User Rank
Rookie
re: Will crowdfunding solar projects work?
Crowdfunding   10/5/2012 3:04:36 PM
NO RATINGS
I see no reason why crowdfunding will not work for this. See my blog post on How to Crowdfund: http://crowdfundingnow.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-crowdfund.html

MrGeek
User Rank
Rookie
re: Will crowdfunding solar projects work?
MrGeek   10/5/2012 4:23:09 PM
NO RATINGS
The cost/Kw for the YEP project is $.85/KW and most PV case studies have cost in the $4/KW. What has happened to the cost?

EREBUS0
User Rank
Rookie
re: Will crowdfunding solar projects work?
EREBUS0   10/6/2012 8:32:42 PM
NO RATINGS
You can put lipstick on a pig, but you still have a pig. Solar is just not cost effective in most places, but if it makes you feel better, by all means spend your money.

SteveD_Aus
User Rank
Rookie
re: Will crowdfunding solar projects work?
SteveD_Aus   10/11/2012 10:37:29 PM
NO RATINGS
So are they donating or investing? At least, unlike Solyndra, the public is not being obligated to contribute via the Government.



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
<b><a href=Betajet">

The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
Betajet
5 comments
The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

Max Maxfield

Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
Max Maxfield
27 comments
I'm not sure if I read more than most folks or not, but I do I know that I spend quite a lot of time reading. I hate to be idle, so I always have a book or two somewhere about my person -- ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...