Renewable Energy Solution of the Month: Wind – Part 2

May 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

To help support Climate Denial Crock of the Week Go to climatecrocks.com If the first wind video is blocked in your area, try here www.greenmanstudio.com I couldn’t fit nearly enough into my first wind video, and many of the unused clips address questions that viewers have since asked. Interconnecting wind farms www.wind-works.org Denmark number one www.forbes.com www.forbes.com No impact on property values green.blogs.nytimes.com eetd.lbl.gov US DOE Wind 20% by 2030 www1.eere.energy.gov Mitigating Bat impacts www.treehugger.com Renewables in Colorado www.washingtonpost.com climateprogress.org

Energy 101: Solar PV

May 25, 2011 by  
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Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses.

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

May 15, 2011 by  
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From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs produce renewable power. For more information on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s CSP research, see the Solar Energy Technology Program’s Concentrating Solar Power Web page at www1.eere.energy.gov

Germany’s First Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic

May 10, 2011 by  
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www.dailyenergyreport.com; Angela Merkel watches on as her nation’s first offshore wind plant in the Baltic Sea is inaugurated. Also, the DOE’s National Science Bowl comes to a close, giving the first place prize to one lucky high school and middle school team. OUR FACEBOOK www.facebook.com OUR TWITTER: www.twitter.com

Energy 101: Wind Turbines

April 25, 2011 by  
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See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of the wind. Highlighted are the various parts and mechanisms of a modern wind turbine.