I beg to differ.  Solar panel efficiencies are climbing relentlessly while
the manufacturing cost continues to decline.

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1:38 PM, WILTON via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> Amen.
>
> People still trying to get something for/from nothing (or more out of it
> than goes into it).  Physics is still physics, and it'll work EVERY time.
>
> Wilton
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "G Mann via Mercedes" <
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> Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] Add: Airbus Electric Plane
>
>
>
>  I am troubled by the ongoing fantasy that an array of solar panels on the
>> wings would recharge and power the airplane. Or an electric car.
>>
>> That fantasy seems to be driven by a direct disconnect from reality, which
>> in turn, seems driven by the belief that all electricity comes out of a
>> grid socket and is instantly available and instantly transfers full charge
>> to the battery bank.
>>
>> It simply does not work that way. PV panels absorb energy from the sun,
>> then produce electricity at a relativly low conversion rate [even the
>> highest tech panels yield only about 16% ]...
>>
>> Sorry to rain you your private parade. The reality gap between dream and
>> production is a wide one, on the same scale as the ancient alchemist who
>> believed there was a simple formula to convert lead to gold..
>> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 9:29 AM, OK Don via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  It's certainly not the worlds first, Yuneec flew one in 2009 - - -
>>> according to the Telegraph: "The aircraft manufacturer has unveiled the
>>> world's first plug-in plane at the Paris Air Show."
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/exclusivevids/ExclusiveVideo_YuneecE430_ElectricAirplane_FirstFlight_200617-1.html
>>>
>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyyQ1BckK0
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:41 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> > All they need is a solar PV charging station...
>>> >
>>> > On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
>>> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> OK Don
>>>
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>>>
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>>> of
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>>>
>>> "There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few
>>> who
>>> learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
>>> for themselves."
>>>
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