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post #14 of Old 01-29-2013
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Re: Fuel Cell

5000 pounds for a unit, plus 80 pounds a refill? - 1 liter for 1kwh as a rule of thumb comes out to a liter a day to generate what an average 30 foot boat.
That's a lot of bucks for a four day charge up (8 liters about 100 bucks)

And you have to order the fuel from them and wait for delivery?

I spec'd out my solar "farm" at 600w, mounts, controllers and all at 3500 bucks. That's 3 times the power and 1/2 the cost, and it will work input and fuel free for 20 years.

With the power out put they are talking you can get 2 125w flexible panels, lay them on your deck and be out 2k with suitable controllers. I just can't see it as a viable alternative. Not yet, not for normal folks.

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