Dear Don Cox,
Reply to your comment on my previous post
I had a chat with an Irish man a couple of months ago, we agreed that its infeasible because:
2- to many stray bullets, may damage them
3- dusty environment, the panels need a lot of cleaning
4- solar panels would help in reducing the needs from the national grid but would never be an alternative
We are currently not getting more than 1 hour of electricity each 12 hours in this heat and humidity.
the other alternative windmills, Iraq during the summer falls under a high pressure so winds are nearly zero, plus windmills are very expensive, and should be custom made.
the U.S. has obligated more than 3.7 Billion Dollars for the reconstruction of the National Grid, but due to bad planning and lots of facilities overworked and badly maintained due to:
1- the 1990 Gulf war one of the Major objective was destroying all electricity facilities
2- sanctions for 13 years -> lack of spare parts and maintenance with whatever was available
3- Insurgent activities, Insurgents are strategically targeting the main Hubs of the National Grid and destroying the High tension towers
4- Insurgent activities targeting the fuel lines laid between the refineries and the power stations. 5- High security and life support costs, about 67% of the 3.7 billion goes on life support and security of the Expatriate advisors plus lots of corruption.
bottom line its better to pay the $180 than dream that this country is every going to get its electricity back in the next 10 years.
and believe me I'm being optimistic.
Note this the Sanctions on Iraq Backfired, so I really hope in the future Sanctions are never applied on any nation, Its better to kill us than Hunger people.
P.S. Whenever you drink a cool Ice water remember me ;)
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Dear Don Cox,