Misconceptions about Solar Power

Green Prophet

While it’s true that solar panels source their power from the sun’s rays, it’s also good to remember that the design allows for solar energy storage to compensate for days when the sun is not out. The post Misconceptions about Solar Power appeared first on Green Prophet.

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When a Fukushima power plant was hit […]. Elephriend Vikram Gandhi reps Vice in investigating the Fukushima corporate and government coverup. Sushi, anyone? “In 2011, an earthquake caused a tsunami that killed nearly 16,000 people in Japan and caused an estimated 210 billion dollars in damage, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in history. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness

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Solar powered yacht – sails and moors for off-grid escape

Green Prophet

Consider the Dutch firm who has designed a solar powered yacht that can lower stilts for a more permanent mooring. The solar powered boat is created by the Dutch architecture studio Waterstudio.NL

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The power of scarcity

Environmental Economics

Police are warning for businesses and residents to start locking up their taps. California’s drought has gotten so bad, people are stealing water. Thieves busted the locks on the spigots at a popular Asian shopping center on Barber Lane in Milpitas, just to get their hands on what has become liquid gold. Palo Alto resident Jason Zhur said he’s shocked it has come this far. But water’s becoming more expensive than gas,” he said. via sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com.  

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Standby power electricity consumption

Green Living Tips

You can reduce your electricity bills by as much as 10% - simply by unplugging appliances or switching devices off at the power point they are connected to when not in use. It's good for your wallet and for our planet

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Ripasso may have Doubled Solar Power

Solar Power Ninja

Swedish company Ripasso may have just doubled solar power technology, increasing it’s effectiveness to an astonishing 34% of sunlight directly in to solar power. Photovoltaic solar panels can turn as much as 23% of the sun in to usable grid power while traditional solar panels convert at around 14% to 16%. New Technology Solar Panels featured gunnar larsson new solar power technology ripasso Ripasso solar power robert sterling Solar Power sterling engine

Powerful Owl in the Royal Botanical Gardens-Sydney

10,000 Birds

We had not observed a Powerful Owl since we were living in Portland, Victoria for a few months in 2009, so once the opportunity arose to go looking for one at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney we took it! According to eBird there had been at least one Powerful Owl present recently and although the exact details were not available it is always worth going to look. Powerful Owls are the largest nocturnal bird in Australia and the largest of the owl species.

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Solar power myths

Green Living Tips

In the time I've spent talking with people about solar power, the same sort of myths and misconceptions pop up, some I had myself before I started fiddling with solar energy components

“Porsche” Goes Pedal-Powered

Wend Magazine

It’s made from PVC pipes, cardboard and duct tape, and it’s charged by pedal power alone. Related posts: Re-thinking Electricity: An Eel-Powered Christmas Tree. This flashy-looking Porsche has a secret. It’s not really a Porsche. With four bicycle wheels beneath its cardboard frame, this Porsche is the brainchild of one incredibly creative and talented man who created it as a life size replica of a small toy car version of the high end sports car.

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Personal Power

Elephant Journal

Personal power and personal energy have a direct correlation. When we give away one, we give away the other. We stop growing, we wither, we become off-path (if you understand numerology you’ll have a better understanding of what I truly men by “off-path”). This can happen for many reasons, which typically end up feeding off […].

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A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power-A solar powered attic fan. eco-innovation green construction saving energy saving money solar energy solar panels lowering carbon footprint solar power solar-powered attic fan

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power-A solar powered attic fan. eco-innovation green construction saving energy saving money solar energy solar panels lowering carbon footprint solar power solar-powered attic fan

Nuclear power and the environment

Green Living Tips

Some advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power Is nuclear energy green - and perhaps the answer to our energy needs?

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The power of the pretend power line

10,000 Birds

On Sunday June 10th there were cyclonic winds across the whole of the southern part of Western Australia and due to the fact that all of the power is still above ground there were significant outages. Over 160,000 households were affected and days later there are still power lines down and power outages. Thankfully here in Broome we have mostly underground power, so when a cyclone hits there are very few poles that can fall over or get hit by trees.

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Ode to a Powerful Woman—You. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

You are a powerful woman. You set fire to convention and bury limitations beneath the fertile soil of your soul; Health & Wellness Literary Journal Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today celebrating women divine feminine earth magic empowering female feminine goddess ode poem poetry Power powerful powerful woman powerful women wild woman woman women

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Advantages of rooftop solar power

Green Living Tips

A major solar farm project is impressive, but so is a small rooftop solar power. system in my opinion. Those comparatively few solar panels do so much more than just crank out. free electricity

The power of incentives

Environmental Economics

 Here's an Olympic based example of the power of incentives: Eight Olympic women's badminton players face a disciplinary hearing after being accused of "not using one's best efforts to win a match" in doubles contests that drew boos from spectators.

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Wind Powered EV Crosses Australia

Wind Power Ninja

The EV achieved a top speed of 55mph on its journey and set a number of world records including; The first wind-powered vehicle to cross a continent. The longest distance covered by a wind powered ground-based vehicle; and the furthest distance covered by a wind powered vehicle in 36 hours. Wind Power News wind powered car wind powered electric car

The Power of Community

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Cohesive communities are a threat – or at least are as such perceived – to the powers-that-be (but really should not be) and it is for that very reason that such areas, such communities, are always targeted for break up and its residents for dispersal. That, however, is what the powers-that-be hate to see, namely a people who can think for themselves and are, as individuals or especially as a group, able and prepared to do things for themselves.

Calculate your cities? solar power potential

Green Prophet

We already know the Middle East and Mediterranean can power the world with the sun’s solar power 3 times over. The post Calculate your cities’ solar power potential appeared first on Green Prophet. Viganella is a village in Italy where the sun never shines.

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Power Vampires

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Much is being made of how turning off (unplugging) cell phone chargers and the like can save you on energy cost, and save CO2 emissions of the nation as a whole, and about how much supposed power vampires are sucking electricity even when not in use. I believed that as well but while that may be true with the older generations of chargers and power supplies of some four or five years ago it no longer appears to be the case.

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Win a Solar-Powered Radio

Living Green & Saving Energy

Win a Solar-Powered Radio with a competition from Green Reviews. green products solar energy green product reviews solar radio

Minnesota Approves Large Wind Power Project

Wind Power Ninja

The Bison 2 will generate 105 megawatts of power and reduce carbon emissions by 90,000 tons a year. Bison 2 will generate 105 megawatts of power and will consist of 35 Siemens direct-drive wind turbines. “This project demonstrates that renewable energy can be a low-cost generation option that will benefit all of our customers,” said Al Hodnik, chairman and CEO of Minnesota Power’s parent, Allete.

The Power of Nothing.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality breath contemplative life meditation mindfulness nothingness Space the power of nothingYou may well feel like you’ve heard this sort of thing before: nothing is everything, everything is nothing, less is more—they’re all cliches of spiritual practice.

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Bedouin Solar Power Activate!

Green Prophet

Arava Power in Israel is fighting so Bedouin get a fair share of feed-in tariffs in Israel. “Sixty percent of the country happens to be desert, and 30 percent of the [desert] inhabitants happen to be Bedouin,” says Yosef Abramowitz, president of Arava Power Company in Israel. Arava seeks to lease Bedouin land to install solar power plants, with financial backing from companies like Siemens.

Market power

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Did you see this ?    ASU made the Consumers Digest top-FIVE list of “best value” colleges. My reply: Wow. We should raise tuition.  

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Power tips for off-grid living

Green Prophet

While we own 200 acres and the last home on the grid for miles and miles, it is tempting to cut off from the polluting power industry and power our own needs from the sun and Mother Earth. . Look for companies like this Texas-based First Choice Power. Not all electric companies are transparent and not all will agree to buy back your power. Using Off-grid Wind Power. By the end of the day she didn’t have enough power to light lights in her living room.

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Baseload power bull

Green Living Tips

HTML clipboardSome say that solar power will never be able to provide baseload power like coal. Here are a few points for consideration

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Greenpeace against Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

Green Prophet

Solar power is cleaner, cheaper, 100% renewable and makes a lot more sense in a region plagued by terrorism and political problems over oil and wealth. The post Greenpeace against Arab world’s first nuclear power plant appeared first on Green Prophet.

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"The Withering of Wind Power"

Environmental Economics

From 2000 through 2012, what we find is that wind energy delivered anywhere from 18% to 29% of its installed capacity, demonstrating a considerable degree of unreliability for utility consumers compared to other methods of generating power. Going by the wind energy industry's own claims, instead of powering the equivalent of 15 million American homes, it's actually only powering enough power for somewhere between 2.7

Brazil’s Wind Power Push

Wind Power Ninja

Brazil, currently Latin America’s leading country in terms of renewable energy is expected to install 31.6GW of wind power by 2025, according to a recent study by HIS Emerging Energy Research. Wind Power News brazil wind powerThe latest step towards this goal is 400MW of generating capacity which is being supplied by GE Energy in the form of 258 of its advanced 1.5 and 1.6MW wind turbines to four utilities which participated in a clean energy auction in 2009.

The power of clean energy for refugees

Green Prophet

Off-grid and grid connected small and medium sized solar installations are available, affordable and can bring reliable power to millions of displaced people around the world. The post The power of clean energy for refugees appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East.

Human-powered DIY wood splitter

Green (Living) Review

Ingmars klyv II, Human-powered DIY wood splitter Yes, the splitting maul and axe also are human-powered but this is a machine that appears to be doing it with a lot less effort and much safer. Human-powered DIY wood splitter The machine does most of the work, but the operator is in total control, with no fuel, no noise (except the wood cracking), and pretty low budget, both on funds, and labor. wood burning DIY wood splitter wood Human-powered DIY wood splitter firewood

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The Power of Less.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) less Power simplicity travelI've found what moves me to do more. To experience life outside my comfort zone. To take the pressure.

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The Pedal Powered Talk Show

Wend Magazine

Starting in January you can watch all the episodes online at Pedal Powered Talk Show. Related posts: Occupy Movement Steers Toward Pedal Power. Click here to view the embedded video. A new take on the traditional talk show: a cargo bike that doubles as a host’s desk, allowing Phillip Ross and Boaz Frankel to go anywhere and do anything. OluKai Talk Story: Big Wave Surfer Archie Kelapa Speaks of Foilboarding Bliss. 23 Yoga Poses While on a Moving Motorcycle

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Bald Eagles and the Unfortunate Power of Forgetting

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can the bald eagle lead the way to a brighter environmental future? Latest Science

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How combat the possible power cuts

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, November 2014: The National Grid in the UK has warned that this year''s capacity of power generation this winter will be lower than that of previous years, so it is vital that people are prepared to keep warm should a blackout occur. How to keep calm and carry on during a power cut. During a power cut try not to open the refrigerator or freezer too much; ideally not at all. blackouts brown outs National Grid power cuts UK

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To my Higher Power.

Elephant Journal

Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today consciousness higher power spirituality surrender thirst warmthI will never understand you. However magnanimous the brain, you do not fit inside its cells. But I know you when I see you, hear you, feel you.

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Solar power installations suck away the light of the sun

Green (Living) Review

green living solar solar energy solar power sun sunlight USAby Michael Smith (Veshengro) The council of the US town of woodland rejected the installation of a small solar array along of Highway 258 by reasoning that those photo-voltaic installations suck away the light of the sun but not only that.

Reclaiming Power: a Summer Sun Meditation.

Elephant Journal

This is a time of immense power, blazing vitality, passion and strength. Health & Wellness Meditation 3rd chakra health wellness life meditation mindfulness Power reclaim power solar solar plexus summer sun

Arava Power Switches on Solar Power Plant at Kibbutz Ketura

Green Prophet

The folks at Arava Power , based at Kibbutz Ketura near Eilat will be inaugurating Israel’s first full solar field on Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day. The event will be an opportunity to brush shoulders with some big players in renewable energy: Siemens Project Ventures, which has already participated in the development of 14 international power plant projects, is a stakeholder in the Arava Power venture. :: Arava Power.

Occupy Movement Steers Toward Pedal Power

Wend Magazine

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is now literally people-powered. According to estimates from the non-profit group Time’s Up , it’ll take only 11 of these bikes to provide enough power for the entire OWS camp. Click here to view the embedded video. After their gas-fueled generators were confiscated on Friday, the protestors have found a solution in the stationary bike.

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