Solar Energy

Ivanpah collective solar – Feds about to shut it down?

by Skip March 28, 2016

Ivanpah is the multibillion dollar solar electrical generation plant that was built in the California desert a few years ago; we’ve written about it here, here and here.  Well, there were doubts aplenty then about it and now the bill is about to come due.  From MIT Technology Review (emphasis mine): When it first came online […]

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Whoda thunk it – yet another Govt induced Bubble?

by Skip August 14, 2015

Uh-huh, another day, another problem from the Feds (w/contributions from the States, too).  This is what happens when the Smart People decide they know better for everyone than each of those hundreds of million everyones making their own decisions for themselves.  Get that – those in govt believe that they not only have the Smarts […]

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Data Point – Photovoltaic energy?

by Skip July 29, 2015

Some facts if the Left really wants to go completely green that not many of them want to talk about: · 29.3 billion 1 square meter solar panels are required for 100% solar power in the U.S. based on current demand 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. · 29.3 billion 1square meter panels would cover […]

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Reality: Bird frying solar electrical site needs to burn fossil fuels to meet demand?

by Skip August 24, 2014

Sometimes, you just can’t make this up – the $2.2 Billion solar electrical plant, station Ivanpah (which needed Federal Govt to waive lots of regulations to get built out there in the Mojave desert) has been in the news for incinerating birds in flight due to it’s process of highly concentrating the sun’s rays to […]

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Remember, this is the goal for Progressives

by Skip August 29, 2013

For those  people who keep thinking “we live in a Free country”, here is yet another sign from the Progressives now running our Federal Government that they believe that the Constitution (ok, just by their Official Position in Government) allows them the notion that they should tell us what is good or bad behavior.  No, […]

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Data Point – Data for Grid Parity for Solar PV keeps going into the future

by Skip October 3, 2012

(H/T: Business Insider) I have said often that I am not against Solar Energy – I bought a solar hot water heater and solar hot air solar collectors (home heating).  But I paid a pretty penny for them and once the subsidies dried up, so did the companies that could no longer service the companies.  […]

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Solyndra Pay To Play Hanging On Obama Like A Dead Weight

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2011

Obama’s Solyndra problem in under three minutes

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WILL LIVING OFF THE GRID BE ILLEGAL SOON?

by Rick Olson September 4, 2011

“Doesn’t the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.” ~Imelda Marcos USA Today reported back in April 2006, that 180,000 families were living “off the grid” Moreover, USA Today in that same story reported that that rate has jumped to upwards of 33% a year for a decade according […]

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It’s Not Easy Being Green…

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2011

In a profanity strewn diatribe before the Aspen Institute, Gore said mean things about scientists who must be on the payroll of some arch-nemesis bent on brainwashing everyone into letting the evil genius destroy the planet. This, as opposed to all the “scientists” (economists, journalists, confidence men) who have been hiding the decline or crowding out dissent to keep the billions in taxpayer dollars rolling in to keep them “on message.”

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This looks encouraging

by Skip July 19, 2006

From TreeHugger comes this report: Thanks to a merger, a New Jersey company hopes to be able to provide solar power at prices competitive with traditional electricity without relying on rebates. WorldWater & Power intends to acquire Entech, a manufacturer of concentrating solar photovoltaic technology. Entech has developed concentrator solar power systems, supplied solar power […]

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