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Comment Re:Price. (Score 1) 109

There's no final price listed on the web page. It just says that they're counting every 100 Euro as an individual phone. Contributors get a full rebate when the phones are released, plus 2% for every month from the time they contributed to the release, as a reward for early donations. It could very well end up costing more than the Ubuntu phone.

Comment Re:Tesla (Score 1) 327


Also, if I remember correctly, you have 24 months to use the energy you overproduced. So, you could over-produce in the summer and use it in the winter. This would not affect you bill. It would be like using Hydro-Quebec as a big battery!

That would be nice. One of the big beefs that I've hear of is that you sell electricity to the grid at wholesale rates, but you purchase it at consumer rates. It's also assessed on a monthly basis, so in the summer when you're cranking out power with solar, you're not paying your power bill, but you're only getting $0.04/KWH. In the winter you're not producing as much and if you've got electric heat you're consuming more from the grid. I've heard many people complain that they'd like to be assessed on a yearly basis, only paying (or being paid) for the net.

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