Tilting at Wind Turbines: Should the Government Subsidize Renewable Energy?

May 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

Switching from conventional sources of electricity like coal and natural gas to renewables like wind and solar, our elected leaders tell us, will reduce pollution, advance renewable technology and spark a green jobs revolution. Is renewable energy really a green pathway to a brighter economic future? Or is it nothing more than a heavily subsidized impossible dream? To learn more, we spoke with Cal State Fullerton economist Robert Michaels and Mark Tholke, an executive at enXco. Approximately 6.5 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning. Go to reason.tv for downloadable versions, and subscribe to Reason.tv’s YouTube channel to receive automatic notification when new content is posted.

Wind Turbine Service Technicians

May 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

Vote for this Illinois workNet video in the DOL Career Video Challenge for America’s Job Seekers. Click on “Your Vote Counts” link on www.illinoisworknet.com A Day-in-the-Life of Wind Turbine Service Technicians – Watch this video and visit www.illinoisworknet.com Sponsored by Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. (www.illinoisworknet.com) Produced by Illinois workNet and David Cain/UMEDIA, Inc. (www.umedia.net).

Green Job Training 80 WATT SOLAR PANEL Grid Tie Inverter Direct Monocrystalline

May 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

Green Jobs Training. www.greenpowerscience.com SOLAR PANELS SOLAR CO-OP This is a Monocrystalline Solar panel rated at 80 watts. This panel in direct sunlight can power a GTI Grid tie inverter providing 63 watts AC alternating current supplementing the power consumption from the electric company grid. The GTI is a 200 watt version. 3 panels would be needed in parallel to run direct at full power.