Solar Power Links and Solar Power News

January 9, 2010

Here are a couple links to solar power happenings and things.  Lot’s of things going on. The National Wildlife Federation has an excellent piece on renewable energy potential in Nevada.  This gives a great overview of Nevada’s renewable energy potential and the current state of renewable energy resources in the State.  Since it is the […]

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Solar Power in San Diego

January 6, 2010

While recently driving through San Marcos, located in North San Diego County I happened to see this really cool solar power installation. Notice how the panels are set up to take advantage of what would otherwise be wasted space – on the rooftops over the carports of the parking lot.  When you think about how much parking […]

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Latest Solar Power News and Happenings

January 4, 2010

Arizona / Nevada Solar Showdown – The race is on between Arizona and Nevada to see which State will be the first to install a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Thermal Solar plant using Molten Salt as the primary heating fluid instead of oil or water.  The advantage of using Molten Salt is that does an […]

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Solar power news and happenings

January 3, 2010

Here’s an interesting article on how power plants need lots of water for cooling and power generation (steam to turn the turbines) – “Water Scarcity = Energy Challenges.” By the logic of this article places that would seem to be ideal for the placement of Solar Power Plants, places like the Arizona, Nevada and California […]

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Marketing Solar Power for Homes

January 2, 2010

For years I’ve been an advocate of using solar, wind and other alternative power systems to power our homes and businesses.  While there are clear advantages to having a solar system installed…lower utility bills, a good feeling that comes from saving the environment and control over your own energy destiny, the high cost of such […]

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Solar power generation on the rise

December 31, 2009

Here are some recent developments in the solar power industry.  The Obama administration has earmarked billions of dollars for renewable energy development.  Here are some of the thing going on. Concentrated solar power (CSP) – Instead of using Photovoltaic panels to generate power concentrated solar power plants use mirrors to concentrate and direct the suns […]

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Want solar power generation on a large scale? The obstacles are political.

December 30, 2009

When it comes to solar power we need to think out of the box and look at things differently.  One of the advantages of solar power is that it can be integrated seamlessly into existing infrastructure like a house or a building.  Traditional power generating stations like coal, oil or nuclear plants where large, dirty […]

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Solar Power generation for homes and businesses

December 26, 2009

This is my blog about using solar power for your home and business.  While not the cheapest form of energy, solar power has the benefit of putting control of  electrical power into your hands.  Modern life and modern technology is dependent upon energy, specifically electrical energy.  You don’t have to be a genius to realize […]

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