Free Energy Seminar Bring Your Questions! Myths Debunked! For all local homeowners considering a New Year’s Resolution to improve their home’s energy efficiency while saving money in the process! Mister Energy* will hold a free home energy seminar to explain…
(Mister Energy’s niece poses a few questions, curious how solar energy compares to other energy sources — and, in particular, whether there exist innate hazards in utilizing it, just as for oil, coal, and nuclear power…)
“So, are there any dangers from using the sun for power? Or, like, big accidents that can happen and then take years to clean up — I mean something like that ship, the… um, Exxon… the Exxon Valdez?”
- Hmm… You know what a solar spill is — what’s another name for it?
A nice day!
[In the manner of a reporter on-scene:]
Yes, we’re having a solar spill today, Saturday, September 6; it’s definitely a bad solar spill.
(…And as a result, I’m going to get quite a nice suntan!)
As you can see, the ocean is sparkling and beautiful, and the sky is a dazzling, bright blue… yeah, I’d say this solar spill is probably a Class 10!
“Well, then, is it just not as powerful? What can you use solar energy for — I mean, besides stuff like how you don’t get electric bills anymore, because of those panels on your house?”
- It can be used for everything. Even the wind that’s blowing today comes from solar energy,
It’s just unevenly distributed solar energy, which forms wind.
So that sailboat out there on the horizon is actually using solar energy, just in another form.
Just like the food that we eat was originally solar energy, before chlorophyll did its magic.
“But, wait — so, what can’t it be used for then? Or can everything — does everything — come from the sun?”
- Yup, everything does, one way or another.
Solar’s the answer to every energy question — it’s just a matter of form and substance.
If you ever considered or have actually contracted with a third-party supplier for your electricity, you can save WAY MORE MONEY by going solar! Third party suppliers typically give you a discount of $0.01/kwh for 6 to 12 months, after…
Recently finished an installation where the roof was not appropriate for solar panels, but the homeowner invested instead in geothermal (using the constant year-round temperature of the groundwater-about 52 degrees) and installed some PV solar heating for a pool.
I consulted with a homeowner last month with a home that had a good south facing roof, but there were a couple of trees in the way. The homeowner said she’d have a hard time saying goodbye to those trees,…
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Roughly speaking (that is, without getting into the nitty-gritty of large-scale energy-production economics, federal and state tax laws and utility regulations, and commercial investment & tax entities), the following sources provide most-to-all income — but not necessarily profit (at least…
Recently finished an installation where the roof was not appropriate for solar panels, but the homeowner invested instead in geothermal (everybody has dirt) and installed some PV solar heating for a pool.
Rain and wind will keep your panels pretty clean, so much so that many owners will never have to worry about it. Even when the elements alone aren’t enough, cleaning once per year is sufficient for the vast majority of…
an inverter is the gizmo that changes direct current to alternating current. that is, the energy your solar panels produces to a form that your house can use.
Why shouldn’t the government support renewable energy? is it being unfair to treat renewables as “most favored energy” partners? well the oil industry has gotten subsidies for centuries. Corn growers too. let’s let the future of america have a chance.