Next Generation of Cheap Solar Cells

May 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

****Since all the comments seem to be either 100% positive or 100% negative about this solar technology i would like to clear up some some misconceptions. First of all I’d imagine that takes years to set up the the precision equipment for 2 of the largest solar panel manufacturing plants in the world and be able to print solar photo cells as fast as newspaper. After the plant was completed in 2007 the first focus was on commercial uses and their first costumers where municipal utility companies. This sounds to me like a good business tactic to help you establish a successful business from the start. Next they started offering it to electrical contractors as part of a beta testing process so they can work out the kinks that arise from scaling down their panels from large commercial ones to the ones that you can use on your house. That is where were at today. After the beta testing they will start offering them to the general public. Their website even has a place to enter your email address to be notified when this technology will be available to you the home owner. Its a process and that apparently some people out there believe happens over night. This company immediately got more financial backing then needed. Google is one of the biggest investors so I believe its all legitimate. There are two benefits from the use of alternative energy. It will save you money but also it means that energy produced is done so with out creating pollution. This is good for everybody. Even

Girl Scouts learn about solar power from FPL

April 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

The smell of cookies baking in the oven is filling up…a campsite? At Camp Welaka in Tequesta, the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida celebrated the unveiling of a solar array donated by FPL with sweets baked in a solar-powered oven. Part of FPL’s Next Generation Solar Education Stations program, the solar array provides a hands-on tool for Scouts to learn about renewable energy.