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Archive for November, 2011

Photovoltaic | Product Marketing Manager Photovoltaic Inverters

Power-One designs and manufactures energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, including inverters for alternate/renewable energy (solar and wind) and products for routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, semiconductor test equipment, industrial markets and custom applications. Power-One, with headquarters in Camarillo, California, has    .. more …

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Heat Pump | Energy Adviser: Heat Pump Water Heaters May Be Option

Vancouver homeowners Jenica and Dan Baxter like to call the heat pump water heater in their garage “The Terminator.””With a computer on top and its larger size, I expect it to start talking to me one of these days,” Jenica Baxter said about the high-tech water heater, which has been in place for about a year at their house. Basically, the Baxters like the device.”Nobody’s had a cold shower, yet    .. more …

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Geothermal Energy | Where Does Our Electricity Come From?

All of us use electricity every day of our lives, mostly taking it for granted, and despite only being a product of our modern age, a world without it seems almost incomprehensible. It is all to easy to consume electricity without a second thought, however, one of the biggest problems facing us in the 21st century is to maintain this supply whilst managing the impact that our consumption has on    .. more …

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What Is Energy | The Invention Of Water; Part Three Of The Invention Of Everything …

New Readers: If you missed a previous part, you’ll find it elsewhere on this site or at NewsLaugh.com in The Spoof of the Week. Here’s the brief introduction to these remarkable notes, repeated for your convenience. An unexpected manuscript showed up in our inbox. We were immediately convinced of its authenticity and decided we had to share it with you. It was accompanied by the following    .. more …

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Alternative Energy | Numerous Reasons Why A Magnetic Motor Is The New Residential …

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Magnet motors are environmentaly friendly. They are safe for our world. They produce no emissions, no noise and are safe to use. It is becoming the next great alternative energy source and you might want to get in on it early. Magnetic energy does not need any type of weather to operate. Both solar and wind powers are affected by the surrounding weather conditions to some degree. These magnet    .. more …

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Geothermal Energy | Simple Ways To Learn Much More About High Temperature Pumps And …

Simply stated, if acting like a coolant, the heat pumps draw out the heat or the warm air from the rooms and thus make it cooler. High temperature pumps are peculiar devices and are very efficient in their working. In the quest to solve the ever growing global energy crisis, high temperature pumps could be much better used as an alternative energy source for the house appliances and offices. Heat    .. more …

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Photovoltaic | SCE Pioneering Rooftop Photovoltaic Power In Game-changing Solar Energy Effort

Recently, some 26,880 solar panels have been installed at a 1.2 million square foot warehouse structure here owned by Prologis Inc. Southern California Edison officials say this is likely the largest roof-top installation of solar panels in the country. This power plant generates 6 megawatts of electricity, enough to provide the electrical needs of 3,900 homes. Currently SCE has a network of 18    .. more …

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Photovoltaic | Solar Designer Secrets: How To Design Solar Photovoltaic Arrays

This article details the various steps a solar designer will follow to design a solar photovoltaic installation.The solar designer first requests these inputs about the target site to start on a design project:- A dimensioned view of the roof- Dimensioned locations of protuberances like vent pipes and chimneys- Rough positions of the proposed solar panel arrays- The make and model number of the    .. more …

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Wind Energy | Is Home Wind Energy Cost Effective?

Before you really take the plunge and put your money in a home wind energy system, there are a few things that you need to consider. Any kind of wind energy has it’s own special requirements and you must be sure that your situation and region is compatible. Before you do anything, you have to see if the region you live in will have abundant wind resources available. Each area is distinct and some    .. more …

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Photovoltaic | Building Integrated Solar May Move Beyond Niche In 5 Years

A report from cleantech research firm Lux Rearch suggests that so-called building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technology – solar generation platforms that aren’t necessarily confined to panel forms – could climb to 1 gigawatt of installed capacity by 2016.The report, “Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Moving Beyond Showcase Projects,” predicts that the inclusion of BIPV technologies in    .. more …

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