I couldn't agree more that a full, long term analysis is important when
considering alternative energy sources. I've been looking for information
on the overall energy consumption vs energy derived from PV for applied
models for some time, but I have yet to find anything that seems like a
fair or complete assessment. The only two opinions seem to be they are the
best things since sliced bread, or they take so much energy to make they
never pay for themselves....
We really need good analysis from a source that doesn't care one way or