One excellent idea is to create a miniature "hybrid" renewable energy power plant. This could be accomplished by combining solar cells and a small windmill kit. Such an idea could graphically demonstrate the complementary nature of these two free power sources.
You are an excellent candidate for a solar electric system if your electric bill is over $75 per month, you pay more than $0.12 per kwh for electricity, your state offers substantial rebates for solar electric systems, and you have good solar exposure.
Spending a few minutes with this software can provide as much education as reading several books on energy saving construction ... in real terms ... with your own house as an example. The tips provided along the way are very helpful and having the "Energy Efficient House" costs listed gives you a great target to shoot for.
I use my Global Sun Oven to cook anything that I would normally cook in my regular oven. My family loves fresh-ground wheat bread and we regularly cook roasts, cookies, rice, casseroles, baked potatoes, cakes and more. I can't tell you how many times I've been told that sun cooked chicken tastes better than Kenny Rogers' rotisserie chicken (and I love K.R. chicken).
The Submeter shows you where electrical power goes in your apartment building, office, marina, or RV park! Do you have a "smart house"? A submeter can track all of your branch circuits and report power anomalies. Read and control from any internet connection.
The main impetus for the accelerated interest in solar electricity has been the California Energy Commission's rebate program. They offer rebates of $4.00 per watt for homes and $4.50 per watt for businesses (approximately 50% of the total installed cost of solar electric systems).
Making a hybrid power system work in the long run is not just about buying and installing the equipment. Like with any other technical system, there must be adequate documentation of the installation. Operators and maintenance personnel must have proper training. Funds must be allocated for maintenance and repair, e.g. to replace a worn-out battery bank or hire a specialist for troubleshooting.
Renewable Electricity Solutions Announces the following sale to readers of Earthtoys Inc. for April 1 to April 30th while supplies last.
The bill provides consumer-based tax incentives for the purchase of battery electric, hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles in a variety of weight classes, from low speed electric vehicles, to cars, trucks and buses. In addition, the measure provides tax incentives to help buy down the equipment and installation costs of supporting infrastructure.
Chilipepper Sales has introduced it's new improved Chilipepper model CP4000 residential hot water delivery system.
Just under $1.1 billion was invested in 179 emerging cleantech companies in 2002, according to the most recent issue of the CLEANTECH Venture Monitor released today. At 5.1% of overall venture capital activity last year, about 1 in every 20 deals was in the cleantech space, from solar energy to water purification. Cleantech is now the sixth largest venture category.
Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESLR), a developer, marketer, and manufacturer of photovoltaic (solar power) products for the worldwide market, announced today that it has executed a definitive Purchase Agreement for a private placement equity financing of $29.475 million of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and a warrant.
A record 6,868 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity was installed worldwide in 2002, increasing generating capacity by 28% last year, according to new figures released from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
AKCP Co., Ltd. a Thailand based company that provides easy-to-use, web-enabled products for remote environmental monitoring, announces the release of its latest product in the sensorProbe' family of environmental monitoring devices; The sensorProbe8
ICP Global Technologies(www.icpglobal.com ), the world's largest manufacturer of solar products for consumers, signed an exclusive licensing agreement on February 21st with Global Solar (www.globalsolar.com), a pioneer in the development of next-generation solar cells.
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