Tuesday, October 6, 2009

About this blog

I had been active when this blog was started and working with a company that demonstrated a super PV panel. Unfortunately they could not produce and deliver the panels.
Currently I have I been working on a new blog as I continue educating: the thrust bears on relationships, communication between men and women, and facts. I share ideas and share links when I find similar teachers and educators.

Green Empowerment

Sustainability is the watchword for the future. This great organization has demonstrated that it's projects to help people by using energy from the sun to bring in PV electric for many uses, from pump water to bring in light and computer power and to use hydraulic ram pumps to move water for potable drinking water and irrigation. They are worthy of support!

Doc Alan

Monday, March 26, 2007

Global fight for climate change

The key to fighting climate change is for the U.S. to take a leadership role in promoting a “new world wide web of electricity,” according to Michael Powers, board member and spokesman for Global Energy Network Institute, a non-profit research and education group based in San Diego.

Powers made the comments at Stanford University’s recent conference, “Energy in the Developing World: Working toward a Sustainable Future,” held on March 3, 2007. The conference was organized by the Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) and the Graduate School of Business.

“By connecting regional electricity grids around the world into a global network, it will be possible to tap new renewable resources and phase out our worst polluting coal-fired power plants,” Powers said....

Closer to home, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) plans to bring thousands of new solar energy systems online during the next 10 years and each of these systems represents a “new node on the global network,” Powers said. “We are creating a new market segment of ‘pro-sumers’ – energy producers during the daytime and consumers at night,” he said, He argues that this will launch a whole new industry of to supply equipment and software for managing this energy and tracking renewable energy transactions.

“Imagine an energy version of ‘Napster,’” Powers said. “We’re talking about peer-to-peer energy trading... where a solar homeowner in San Jose can capture kilowatts from the sun – and sell them to a homeowner in Shanghai – instantaneously. That’s the future.”

Global Energy Network Institute

Linking Renewable Energy Resources Around the World
The GENI Initiative focuses on linking renewable energy resources around the world using international electricity transmission.Three decades ago, visionary engineer Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller developed the World Game simulation, posing the question:

How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?

The results of this research show that the premier global strategy is the interconnection of electric power networks between regions and continents into a global energy grid, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources - a world wide web of electricity.

The benefits of this sustainable development world power solution ae proven:

Decreased pollution from fossil and nuclear fuels
Reduced hunger and poverty in developing nations
Increased trade, cooperation and world peace.
Stabilized population growth

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Clean Power Estimator

What is the Clean Power Estimator?

Clean Power EstimatorTM is an economic evaluation software program Licensing for use from Clean Power Research. The program provides residential and commercial electric customers a personalized estimate of the costs and benefits of investing in a photovoltaic (PV) solar or small wind electric generation system.

The program takes into consideration customer-specific information in order to provide the best estimate of a given system's costs and benefits. This information includes the estimated cost of the particular system under consideration, the customer's location, electric rate schedules, and other customer information.

Please note: The California Commission is providing this program as a tool to aid potential PV and small wind customers in evaluating the economics of these generating systems. The program only provides estimates based on generalized system data and limited customer-specific data you supply. The Commission cannot guarantee that the estimates developed by the program will actually be realized in practice.

PV in the home

March 13, 2007
Current Use: PV in the Home
Q: How about some information on current uses of photovoltaics for the home? -- J.S., Lewes, DE

A: The availability of federal tax credits for PV systems, additional credits in more than half the states and growing use of net metering, renewable portfolio standards and other financial incentive programs have stimulated tremendous interest in using photovoltaics (PV) in homes in the U.S.

It's hard not to find a reference to zero-energy homes in newspapers and magazines, with PV forming the heart of any system that has truly near- or completely zero energy use. Costs for a 4-kilowatt (kW) or 5-kW system that could power your whole home are still high, but even at current residential PV costs of $7 to $10 per watt, you can cut PV energy costs with the incentives to very close to today's conventional utility rates for smaller systems (caps on the credits generally keep them from full use on the larger systems).

But don't be discouraged if you can't afford a whole-house system. A smaller system of 2-kW, for example, could provide enough power to run about half the electric-powered appliances and lights in the typical home, including the refrigerator. That sized system has the capability of producing 7 to 8 kWh a day, so if you're a typical electric user of around 1,000 kWh month, the system could produce about 25 percent of your electric needs.

Even if you're not looking for a rooftop system for your home, there are other PV products available today that'll help save energy. The technological advances in garden and walkway lights now give you the choice of products that will provide the light you need for several hours or even all-night long. PV-powered roof ventilators will help lower attic temperatures and keep your house more comfortable while you use less air conditioning.

Issues often become of interest to citizens when there is a real or perceived crisis.

Human habit has a nice way of want the ideal but not pay the price. At least until it is "me"...If it's only "you", you fend for yourself.
When green power is the same cost(or less) we'll all have it.