mother wrote:When I see a 'Numbers Page' as asinine as that one it makes me really question the caliber of people working on this.
Want my support? Fine, how much for my driveway - all I care about is not shoveling.
What do you want to bet that each panel costs about as much as a car?
I love that it can "treat, store, & transport stormwater".
They also included playgrounds as one of their impervious surfaces that can be used. Really?
They had it tested in Northern Idaho during the winter (January & February), but don't mention what the weather was like while it was there. Major snowfall? Hail?
One was flat, while the other was angled (to simulate current solar panels on roofs). Did they have the flat on the ground, or was it on a raised surface?
Using the weather data for Kalispell, MT (almost same as their stated location in ID, also about 100 miles east), I found that there was no hail, and only 15.6 inches of snow in January 2014. Oh, and no tornados either.
Greatest snowfall in 24 hours was 5 inches in January, 1.6 inches in February. Total snowfall was 9.6 inches for February, with no hail or tornadoes either.
Funny thing, December showed 22+ inches of snowfall. Hmm, they claimed January & February were the dead of winter?
Edit: I like the idea for certain areas, but playgrounds? And I'd really like to see tests where there's more heavy snowfall, hail, & tornadoes. I think their "costs" would rise tremendously.
It might work better in the southern-most states where there's plenty of sun and little rain/hail/tornadoes. Although here in CA they might worry about earthquakes!