Thursday, April 29, 2010

Solar World Round Up Earth Day Edition - 4/29/10



Why in god's name is Earth Day one day? Our little school back home used to have Earth Week. Some people get all wrapped up with it's my birthday week but the Earth gets one day. In the name of all that is holy - Earth Day is Every Day. That's not just a slogan or a great bumper sticker but it has to become a mindset. Cigarette tossing on the curb has got to stop. It's a daily occurrence and if people were more conscious of this ground we walk on is a planet without whom we would not exist maybe we wouldn't be so collectively clueless.

Oil spills creep toward the beaches of Florida and the Gulf Coast and we continue to crank out toothless regulation that just fattens the wallets of those we are trying to regulate. Lets take a pause and remember the great guru in the sky, the collective consciousness, the third eye not blind, the creative energy that is creation itself, present in all of us, around every corner, and in everything, thought, word and deed.

Nice timing on the oil spill god, but I still think you better manifest yourself physically and beat some heads against the wall. The status quo's world view as John Cusack once put it is, "depressing, corrupt, unlawful, and tragically absurd"

Here's what the solar guys are up to
And as always YOU need to take action - today - click here to get started.
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SOLAR WORLD ROUND-UP - 4/29/10

First Solar to acquire NextLight for $245 million

The Agua Caliente project under way has already been permitted and is approved to use either thermal solar or photovoltaic solar. PG&E also signed a deal to ...

Kender Energy Expands Global Distribution Network
The company has developed a new solar technology, where the thermal and light's energy of the sun are used together to spin helium in a closed circuit. ...

Adam Capital, Solar Solutions Close $500k Renewable Energy Loan Agreement
Adam Capital offers collateralized loans between $250000 and $3 million to commercial scale renewable energy developers of Solar, solar Thermal, Wind, ...

Department of Energy grants announced for hydropower, other renewables
$125 million will go toward solar photovoltaic manufacturing-related projects over five years. A further $40 million will be available for solar ...

NTU team unveils 'zero-energy building'

The 13-square-meter building, which was constructed using thermal insulation and high-efficiency environmental control technologies as well as solar energy ...

Concentrated Solar Power Installations Increased 37% in 2009 ...

WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) just released the 2009 US Solar Industry Year in Review, finding 2009 to be another year of strong growth despite the economic recession. Overall US solar electric ... Growth in added solar electric and solar thermal capacity. • Solar electric capacity growth (including both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies) for 2009 was 37 percent more than 2008. • Solar water heating grew by 10 ...

ThermalSoul to build Austin's first solar thermal energy plant
Austin-based ThermalSoul , a wholesale provider of renewable thermal power, plans to break ground within 60 to 90 days on a renewable solar thermal energy ...

Solar Energy Development on Public Lands (2010) | Global Solar ...
The United States has great potential for solar thermal energy use. In order to operate CSP Plants need 5-10 acres of land per MW. ...

GreenFix floats solar island proposal
GreenFix's proposed floating islands use solar thermal devices in conjunction with ocean thermal energy conversion technology. The latter takes advantage of ...
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And.....This is What I Have Been Waiting For...if the Status Quo Senses Competition or Money to be Made They'll Push The Envelope Faster.

Strange Bedfellows -Oil Conglomerate and Renewable Energy Company ...
By Tracey A. Smith
Chevron Qatar Energy Technology QSTP-B, an affiliate of Chevron Corporation, and GreenGulf Inc. QSTP-B (GreenGulf), a Qatar-based renewable energy and clean technology company, have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding ...

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We have to stop selling oil - electric cars - solar panels goodbye oil - come on people when the first Model T's rolled off the assembly line they were electric. When oil was found to run them cheaper we went with that. But now oil is costing us billions in two wars and billions in damage to our environment, and tourist dollars. The price is way too high and we can and must do better than this:





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