Viewing: November 2010

Gadget Junkies Need Portable Backup Batteries To Power Their Technology on Trips

If you are like me, the thought of roughing it for a weekend camping in the back-country of the Sierra Mountains while leaving your favorite electronics at home is simply wrong. Sure, I can pack a iPod, iPad, Smart Phone and laptop for blogging, but without power how long will any of those last in […] Read more

Distributed Solar, The Next Block In The Renewable Revolution Political Fight

Few would question the consensus that solar and wind energy is creating a revolution in the way electricity is produced. The next round in the political fight for energy independence promises to be distributed energy or the way electricity is shared in the local community. Distributed energy is the generation of small-scale solar or wind […] Read more

Solar Power Technology Is Being Developed For Enhanced Oil Recovery

There is a solar company in California that is using concentrated solar to extract oil from depleting fields. Using the steam generated from concentrated solar system, the steam is pumped into the depleted oil field to enhance the recovery. As you may know, a parabolic solar trough (concentracted solar) is a huge, curved mirror that […] Read more

Solar Grid Parity, The Break-Even Point For PV Is Beginning To Emerge

Solar in California is reaching that all important target of grid parity, or the point where photovoltaic electricity is as cheap or cheaper than conventional electric power. As solar capacity increases and demand in solar energy continues to be strong, the cost of installed photovoltaic systems continues to drop at an accelerated rate driving us […] Read more

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