Thermos Bottle Technology Delivers Solar Hot Water in Cold Weather

>> Saturday, March 6, 2010




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Thermos Bottle Technology Delivers Solar Hot Water in Cold Weather

Even though evacuated tube technology has been around for a while I wanted to post this to the "nay sayers" that think you can't have solar thermal in cold climates. It is a little more expensive at the outset but, it pays for itself in a very short time. Peace,,,
RG

A lunch box staple is the core idea behind solar technology that could bring cost effective solar-heated hot water to cold climates. Solar Panels Plus has come up with a solar hot water heater based on evacuated tubes similar to those popularized by Thermos. Last year two of the company’s models were certified as eligible for Canada’s ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat program, but the real test will occur in southeastern Idaho, where Solar Panels Plus has installed a solar hot water system at the Homestead Family Restaurant in Blackfoot.

If the installation keeps the solar hot water coming in cold weather, it’s another big step forward for the ability of solar energy to compete with fossil fuels. Restaurants are hot water gobblers, and a low cost solar installation that works in cold weather would have a relatively short payback for high volume users — especially if it receives solar energy incentives from its utility, as was the case here.

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http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/28/thermos-bottle-technology-delivers-solar-hot-water-in-cold-weather/

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Senators Go Straight at Coal in The Clean Air Act Amendments of 2010

>> Wednesday, February 10, 2010


As many of you know this is a subject that is near to my heart and I could debate about it regularly, I am very happy to see that someone in our government is going after BIG COAL, I do not care about their political affiliation, D or R makes no difference to me. This is a known fact,, there is no such thing as "Clean Coal". OK, so you sequester the gasses and pump them into the ground,,UMM...what happens to our water then?, what if it escapes in the future and is released in massive quantities? Sequestration is not a viable option at this time in my opinion. What we need is reduction in emissions, and that is exactly what this article is about.

Unfortunately, we all need electricity and about 95% of all coal mined in this and other countries is used for electricity generation. I hear many folks that are very much into alternative energy generation, and that are well meaning, tell me "Go Solar/Wind/Hydro/Nuclear and reduce our dependence on foreign oil" ,the problem with that statement is oil is a transportation fuel, not an electricity generation fuel. That's right 85% of oil is used for transportation that needs to be addressed too, but that is a whole different article! By all means we should be implementing as many renewable energy options as we can, I wouldn't be in the renewable's industry if I didn't think that way. It is by far the best way to eliminate our dependence on DOMESTIC COAL!

In closing let me say, "If you want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil ..ride a bike or walk, but if you want to reduce the ravages of domestic coal on our people and planet get renewable energy as soon as possible".

Peace and Prosperity,
Rich @ NY Homesteader

If you would like to learn how to get renewable energy for your home and reducing your dependence on domestic coal you can do so by Clicking Here!

Enjoy the article it is worth the read!!! And remember to leave some comments at the bottom of this post,,surely someone can come up with a comment about this article!!!


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Senators Go Straight at Coal in The Clean Air Act Amendments of 2010
http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/10/senators-go-straight-at-coal-in-the-clean-air-act-amendments-of-2010/


Some leading businesses, Hollywood, Obama, and the public are putting the pressure on Congress to move forward with a comprehensive climate and clean energy bill, but while we wait on that, some Senators have decided to tackle some specific coal pollutants that cost the American public trillions of dollars in healthcare costs, hundreds of thousands of lives, and great human suffering every year in another way.

12 Democratic, Republican and Independent Senators have just put forth “The Clean Air Act Amendments of 2010” to protect countless Americans who are being harmed by extremely toxic coal emissions everyday.

Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced the bill last Thursday and got 10 other senators from across the political spectrum to co-sponsor it.

“215,000 lives and more than $2 trillion in health care costs [would be saved] by 2025, by cleaning the air and thereby reducing Americans’ likelihood of suffering from chronic lung disease, asthma, or lung cancer” from these Clean Air Act ammendments, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates. (emphasis mine)

186 million Americans live in areas where air pollution endangers lives, according to the American Lung Association. As a result of this and other factors, the US is now ranked 61st internationally (down from 39th) in overall “environmental performance”. In other words, our environmental quality of life has diminished significantly compared to other nations.
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http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/10/senators-go-straight-at-coal-in-the-clean-air-act-amendments-of-2010/


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Proposed Bill Would Allow Communities to Share Solar Benefits

>> Wednesday, January 20, 2010






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Proposed Bill Would Allow Communities to Share Solar Benefits
Being able to take advantage of solar incentives for could be a huge boon to community groups of all kinds, from churches to schools to gardening clubs and could be a great model to other states where urban dwellers lack rooftops of their own.


http://cleantechnica.com/2010/01/20/proposed-bill-would-allow-communities-to-share-solar-benefits/
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Very Cool Information on Magnetic Generators

>> Monday, January 11, 2010




The advances in magnetic energy generators lately is very cool. Can you imagine generating electricity for free with no outside sources? The strength of neodymium magnets these days is absolutely incredible, very small, yet very strong.

For many years Mag-Lev Trains have been in existence, granted they do use electric pulses to generate the
magnetic field, but it is also an 80 ton train they are levitating and not a small flywheel mechanism turning a generator. This technology does work and it is extremely quiet, it runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and is not affected by atmospheric conditions or weather like

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Solar Power - 7 Main Types of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

>> Sunday, November 8, 2009



Finding a way to decipher the different types of solar power systems in todays myriad of online articles can be daunting and confusing to say the least. Much of the public think that you have to have batteries in order to have solar power, this is untrue, as a matter of fact most residential solar systems being installed today are "grid tied" or "grid connected", without batteries. No batteries required!

Photovoltaic systems can be configured in a variety of ways. This article will describe the 7 main

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