Conservation | Across The Board
It is a false premise or presumption that the basic principle of conservation is exclusive to any one of the different types of environments in which we function on a daily basis.
The effectiveness or lack thereof of how this universal principle is applied in one environment impacts all others.
Financial Conservation/Solar Energy is just one example.
Imagine, Financial Conservation/U.S. Government or Financial Conservation/Wall Street?
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
|The Big Pit National Coal Mining Museum in Wales|
Friday, December 21, 2012
|Solar Panel Installation in Ecuador|
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Specifically in California, schools are looking to solar energy as a way to deal with smaller budgets while still being able to afford teacher salaries and attract top talent. A recent Forbes article reported that many schools throughout the state are turning to low-interest loans for renewable energy systems, as well as state rebates available for PV installations, to make the projects a smarter choice. Money saved from lower energy bills as a result of the solar installations are easily used to pay back those loans, one expert said in the article.
“In California especially, schools are having budgets cut for the third, fourth, fifth year in a row and are looking for ways to make up shortfalls in their general fund budgets by using capital dollars," the article stated.
For example, at Laney College in Oakland, California, school officials expect a recently installed solar project to save the college about $20,000 every month on electricity costs, according to Forbes."
Monday, December 17, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
|San Antonio Alamo at Sunrise|
San Antonio Business Journal
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
"Two solar energy farms owned by Marlboro’s Water Utility Division are expected to once again generate cash, in addition to electricity, for the municipally controlled entity.
While the two solar panel fields have reduced the cost of the water utility’s operations by about $150,000, the farms also yield SRECs, which can be sold to energy companies to satisfy state quotas related to the production of solar energy, township Business Administrator Jonathan Capp wrote in a memo.
'The impact of solar generation relative to water rates charged to customers has been substantial,' Capp said of the combination of monetary savings and SREC sales."
Spend Less. Create More.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
|The largest power plant in the world: Three Gorges Dam, China|
Monday, December 10, 2012
Milwaukee Shines, the city’s solar program, helped Milwaukee Brewing Co. find partners for the project. The state’s Focus on Energy program, Me2 and Milwaukee Shines all provided grants for the system.
The Me2 grant stipulates that 40 percent of labor hours on the project will be awarded to historically underemployed or unemployed Milwaukee residents.
‘Milwaukee is demonstrating that investing in clean energy and energy efficiency is not only good for the bottom line, but puts our citizens back to work,’ said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.”
Spend Less. Create More.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
|Irvine Unified School District in California|
Spend Less. Create More.
Read more @ the Daily Pilot
Saturday, December 8, 2012
|Aerospace Museum of California|
'Going solar was a strategic move for the Aerospace Museum of California. We save on energy costs and we can use this as an educational tool for our students,' said Roxanne Yonn Executive Director of the Museum.
'I am happy to have been a part of helping the Aerospace museum achieve a green initiative and at the same time reduce their electricity expense,' said David Dwelle, president of Pacific Power Renewables."
Owner John Rinaldo said 37 solar panels will be mounted next Monday on the just-replaced south side roof of his business at 54 Vine St.
Rinaldo said the $53,000 project, about $10,000 of which is being funded by a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, will allow him to use solar power for up to 60 percent of his pizzeria’s electrical needs.
'My accountant says in six years, I’ll have a 14 percent return [on his $43,000 investment],' Rinaldo said. 'I don’t know why more people don’t do it. Utilities are your second-largest cost after labor.'”
The Buffalo News
Friday, December 7, 2012
|Kawasaki Rail Car|
However, there are 600 million people with cell phones that have no access to electricity. To charge cell phones, people often have to walk hours to charging stations where they can plug their phone into a car battery. While kerosene may be a very poor lighting source, it is a source of light. For cell phone charging, there is often no local option.
Simply put, charging cell phones is emerging as the the number one reason people with no electricity want solar energy."
Read more how creative entrepreneurs are making it happen @ GIGAOM
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
|Your Local Walmart|
This project helps to improve the quality of education for more than 6,000 Haitian students by providing the electricity needed to power lights, communication systems, laptop computers and other school equipment in a remote area of the country."
"Qatar aims to raise the share of solar power in electricity generation to 16 percent by 2018, an official said on Saturday in a rare example of an OPEC nation embracing renewable energy.
FC Note: The fast-rising adaptation of solar energy as highlighted throughout this blog is the game-changer that will help to relieve all consumers of a dependent, 100-year-old way of supplying energy, maintained by what is now outdated, inefficient technology.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
KCET - Solar Focus