This huge residential system was a great success for the Laursens, and for Sierra Solar Systems who provided the equipment. The family has now completely eliminated their high utility bill and will be powering their home for generations to come with clean renewable energy. In addition, local wildlife will receive the benefit of a year-round drinking supply.
It is not fun being without air conditioning in the summer. Several years ago we had our house unit go out on the hottest day of the year. It was 126 degrees F in the shade and even hotter in the house. Fish were dying and we were miserable. After searching for two days I finally found a window swamp cooler that got us by until we could get the house air conditioner fixed.
We know that conservation is important, but exactly how many dollars should be invested to save a KWH? We answer this question by comparing the investment necessary to produce one KWH/day with the cost of conserving one KWH/day. Even though a KWH is relatively expensive, with effective investments in conservation you can substantially reduce the total cost of operating a home with a stand alone power system.
Expect cautious incursions into the world of deployed energy management solutions in the beginning. Eventually, however, we believe that commercial deployments in larger numbers will be the norm, at least in certain markets. After 30+ years of watching a market evolve at a painstakingly tortuous pace, the next few years should provide some interest and excitement.
Simple to Install and Easy to Maintain, the SolarQuilt is Designed for All Existing Flat Roofing Situations
Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced the introduction of d.Blue, a photovoltaic module offering a breakthrough in energy conversion efficiency through a new, Kyocera-developed cell processing technology.
Stonepath power Systems Ltd. has released for sale its WOODGEN25 a 2.5kW wood fired co-generator designed to provide electric power and heat for Residential or Cottage sized applications.
UniRac introduces T-bolt to further speed installation using its top mounting SolarMount system for racking photovoltaic arrays.
ICP Global Technologies will now be including a greenhouse emissions savings index (the "ICP Kyoto index") on each of its product web pages that will indicate the amount of greenhouse emissions these products will help save every year over using conventional energy sources.
EPA Administrator Christie Whitman today joined senior executives from DaimlerChrysler and UPS to announce a new government-industry partnership to put hydrogen-powered fuel cell delivery vehicles on the road. For the first time, fuel cell delivery vehicles will be tested in a real-world driving environment on the nation's streets. Whitman unveiled this initiative at EPA's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The A-300 High-Performance Solar Cell Achieves 20 Percent Efficiency on 2-MW Pilot Line; Affiliation With Cypress Semiconductor to Bring Competitive Advantage in High-Volume Manufacturing
Managing energy costs will be a driving force for the near term adoption of home automation systems, according to a new report by Allied Business Intelligence (ABI). While automatic meter reading (AMR) technologies are deployed in some markets to reduce costs, the latest advancements of utility monitoring will include real-time pricing and energy management for the residential market.
Since entering the global wind energy industry in May 2002, GE Wind Energy has received more than $2 billion in orders and commitments, the company reported today at Windpower 2003, the annual conference of the American Wind Energy Association.
GE Power Systems announced today that it will supply 315 wind turbines, representing more than 470 megawatts of power, to FPL Energy for projects across the U.S. that are expected to begin producing electricity later this year.
The California Fuel Cell Partnership today launched its 2003 'Rally Thru The Valley,'a caravan that will take advanced fuel cell vehicles through the State's Central Valley, a region plagued by poor air quality, to validate the potential for this near- to zero-emission transportation technology.
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