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Solar Energy Paying Back

Solar Energy Paying Back

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!(Solar News) This CBS News video talks about how home owners and businesses are creating a rising demand for solar energy despite only 7% of U.S. power being generated by renewable sources. As demand rises, solar power prices should get lower. But as this video shows, not everyone is a fan of solar power as a renewable... [Read more]

Understanding Concentrated Solar Power

Understanding Concentrated Solar Power

(Solar Power Education) Concentrated solar power uses the sun to generate heat, which is turned into steam, which runs a turbine that produces electricity. The following National Geographic video provides a good example on exactly how Concentrated Solar Power works and how it differs from regular solar power: Another good example of cocentrated solar power is the solar power Solar Tower in Spain.  Read More →

Grand Canyon National Park Gets Solar Solutions

Grand Canyon National Park Gets Solar Solutions

(Solar News) The Grand Canyon Visitor Center is now solar friendly thanks to the installation of 84 photovoltaic solar panels installed around the visitor center. The panels will offset 30% of the power used by the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and educate 4.8 million people a year about the importance of renewable energy resources. The panels produce 18kw (kilowatts) of electricity after becoming fully... [Read more]

Costco Store in New Jersey to Use Solar Power

Costco Store in New Jersey to Use Solar Power

(Solar News) A Costco store in Hazlet, New Jersey, is about to go green. The store is being retrofitted with new Solyndra solar panels that use cylindrical modules to capture sunlight across a 360-degree photovoltaic surface. This will convert direct, indirect, and reflected sunlight into electricity. The system is being installed by Solar Power, Inc and is expected to be completed before the end of... [Read more]

Solar Power Solar Tower (Spain)

Solar Power Solar Tower (Spain)

(Solar News) In 2007, Spain opened its first concentrating solar power tower plant near the sunny southern Spanish city o f Seville. The plant produces electricity with 624 large heliostats (mirrors). Each mirror has a surface measuring 120 square meters (1,290 square feet) that concentrates the rays of the sun to the top of a 377 foot high tower where a solar receiver and a steam turbine are located.... [Read more]

Solar Energy City – Freiburg, Germany

Solar Energy City – Freiburg, Germany

(Solar Videos) Freiburg, Germany has become a nice solar city where dozens of homes equipped with solar panels produce more energy than they use. In June 1992, the city council of Freiburg adopted a resolution only permitting construction of what they call “low energy buildings” on municipal land. In addition, all new buildings must comply with  “low energy” specifications... [Read more]

Prix Evenir 2009 Award Given for Solar Islands

Prix Evenir 2009 Award Given for Solar Islands

(Solar News) The Prix Evenir, A 50,000 Swiss francs prize given out for sustainable development, was awarded this year to Thomas Hinderling, who created the “Solar Islands” project. The Solar Islands project consist of artificial islands made of giant platforms that float on the sea and will be able to produce the same amount of electricity as a small nuclear-power station. “From... [Read more]

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