Friday, October 09, 2009

Solar World Round Up – 10/09/09

There was an old saying when I was growing up - “you can’t stop progress”. Although the Status quo is trying like hell. Big Insurance Companies have an anti-trust exemption (like baseball) that keep competitors from entering the field of healthcare. I say lets rescind, extinguish and blow up their anti-trust exemption and see what real competition looks like.

Put that chip on the table legislators and you’ll get your full, free and open Public Option.

Here’s the latest on SOLAR ENERGY!

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Africa: Exploring Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development

Countries situated within the tropics in sub – Saharan Africa, for instance, can make good use of the abundant sunshine and go into solar energy production, …
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With green power comes great responsibility
Sydney Morning Herald
A key factor is energy storage, the hottest area of research with about 20 programs under way worldwide. The storage can allow solar thermal power stations …

A new revolution: China hikes wind and solar power targets

In implementing these principles, different pricing mechanisms have been established for various types of renewable energy. For solar PV and solar thermal …

Nursery serves environment, bottom line with innovative solar-heat system

When finished, it will be Oregon’s largest application of solar thermal energy. Instead of producing electricity, the solar panels will heat the tank water, …

Teams Put Solar Powered Homes On Display In Washington

The UA team’s design features a water-filled Trombe wall that forms a solar thermal collector. “The principle is that you put a piece of glazing over …


Untapped Opportunity for Solar Thermal Energy in The Greenhouse …
By Tracey A. Smith
The nursery business is very energy intensive as growers need to keep greenhouse temperatures constant regardless of the weather. Greenhouses tend to be poorly insulated due their size and the requirement to allow in sufficient light …

DoE to provide USD 87 million to support solar energy technologies …

DoE to provide USD 87 million to support solar energy technologies. October 9th, 2009. The National Solar Thermal Test Facility provides experimental engineering data for proposed plants that are planned for large-scale power generation …

3 comments:

Sue said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog Paul. You posts are well written and informative, I'm putting you on my bloglist and hopefully you'll start getting some regular commentors. I hate to see such a great blog with no comments!

Nice to meet you and hope you will stop by again! Sue

Jerry Critter said...

I've heard before that insurance companies had an anti-trust exemption. I did a very superficial Google search, but could not verify it. Do you have any references?

I kind of understand the baseball exemption, but insurance companies???

It seems to me that if you want to foster competition, getting rid of the anti-trust exemption would be a first step -- but nobody is talking about it.

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