Thermos Bottle Technology Delivers Solar Hot Water in Cold Weather

>> Sunday, February 28, 2010




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Thermos Bottle Technology Delivers Solar Hot Water in Cold Weather

Even though evacuated tube technology has been around for a while I wanted to post this to the "nay sayers" that think you can't have solar thermal in cold climates. It is a little more expensive at the outset but, it pays for itself in a very short time. Peace,,,
RG

A lunch box staple is the core idea behind solar technology that could bring cost effective solar-heated hot water to cold climates. Solar Panels Plus has come up with a solar hot water heater based on evacuated tubes similar to those popularized by Thermos. Last year two of the company’s models were certified as eligible for Canada’s ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat program, but the real test will occur in southeastern Idaho, where Solar Panels Plus has installed a solar hot water system at the Homestead Family Restaurant in Blackfoot.

If the installation keeps the solar hot water coming in cold weather, it’s another big step forward for the ability of solar energy to compete with fossil fuels. Restaurants are hot water gobblers, and a low cost solar installation that works in cold weather would have a relatively short payback for high volume users — especially if it receives solar energy incentives from its utility, as was the case here.

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http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/28/thermos-bottle-technology-delivers-solar-hot-water-in-cold-weather/

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Solar Energy Flexes its Muscles in Arizona

>> Saturday, February 27, 2010




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Solar Energy Flexes its Muscles in Arizona

It ain’t over yet, but it seems that solar energy advocates in Arizona have managed to stall legislation that would have stalled clean energy investment in the state. Representative Debbie Lesko (R-9), the primary sponsor of the HB (House Bill) 2701, withdrew her support after hearing from individuals, groups and businesses including green jobs advocate Az4Solar, solar manufacturer SunTech, and solar installer SolarCity
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http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/27/solar-energy-flexes-its-muscles-in-arizona/

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Hanging the Greenwash Out to Dry

>> Sunday, February 21, 2010




It’s not always the usual suspects making headlines for good “green” behavior. In fact, according to a study released by New Scientist, oftentimes the companies consumers think of as environmentally responsible aren’t really, while companies that consumers might not think of as particularly eco-conscious are doing quite a bit.
On the other hand, a marketing campaign focused on a company’s sustainability initiatives can open it up to criticism for not doing enough, whereas a company that flies under the radar on the green front generally receives a big pat on the back when they do make some step toward sustainability.
The recent announcement from Whole Foods, Inc., that it would be working to eliminate Canadian tar sands oil from its supply chain, contrasted with the announcement last week from supermarket chain Safeway is a perfect example...... Read More>>>>


Source: Hanging the Greenwash Out to Dry | SolveClimate.com




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Some Beginners Tips For Starting Your Organic Garden

>> Saturday, February 20, 2010

 The Snow Drops are coming!!


Yeah, It's that time of year again. Time to get into gardening mode. I truly do love this time of year, the chickadee's are singing the spring "fee-bee"song, the coyote's are howling, the days are getting longer, and I can smell it in the air. As for my gardening preparation, I can't do anything outside yet as the ground is still quite frozen and there is plenty of cold and snow before spring "officially" starts.

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Clean Cab Company Gets Solar Power Boost

>> Thursday, February 18, 2010



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Clean Cab Company Gets Solar Power Boost

Total Transit already operates the largest Toyota Prius taxi fleet in the nation, but it has just “cleaned up” its operations a lot more by installing 400 solar panels (at a cost of $750,000) on the roof of its headquarters in Glendale, Arizona.
Total Transit is the parent company of Discount Cab, which you can find in Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles or Austin.
To Read the rest of the article, click on the link below:......

http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/18/clean-cab-company-gets-solar-power-boost/

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Bye Bye Batteries?

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010





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Bye Bye Batteries?

We hope this is a viable alternative and comes to be a useful actuality!!!


http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/17/bye-bye-batteries/
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Social Media Day of Action on Mountaintop Removal

>> Sunday, February 14, 2010




We here at NY Homesteader would like to ask everyone to support this day of action. It is very important to our future and our childrens future!

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is setting up a big “social media day of action” this week to put the pressure on JP Morgan Chase to stop financing mountaintop removal.

The date: Thursday, February 18.

RAN asks that you blog, tweet, facebook, and email about the true tragedy that is mountaintop removal.


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Social Media Day of Action on Mountaintop Removal

http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/14/social-media-day-of-action-on-mountaintop-removal/

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Senators Go Straight at Coal in The Clean Air Act Amendments of 2010

>> Wednesday, February 10, 2010


As many of you know this is a subject that is near to my heart and I could debate about it regularly, I am very happy to see that someone in our government is going after BIG COAL, I do not care about their political affiliation, D or R makes no difference to me. This is a known fact,, there is no such thing as "Clean Coal". OK, so you sequester the gasses and pump them into the ground,,UMM...what happens to our

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COOL Idea on Koolies!!

>> Monday, February 8, 2010




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NY Homesteader thinks this will be of interest to you. We always encourage using post consumer recycled materials.

EcoCoolie Pocket Coolie 2.0
Numo has come back to the market with the EcoCoolie Pocket Coolie 2.0 available Feb 1, 2010. This unit is made of 1/8" high-density recycled-open cell scuba foam and will boast a full 85% post-consumer content, and at EQP for $0.89, that is $0.10 less than the EcoCoolie version one, when it debuted last year.

http://ecopreneurist.com/2010/01/25/ecocoolie-pocket-coolie-20/
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Clean Power = More Jobs

>> Sunday, February 7, 2010




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Clean Power = More Jobs

http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/06/clean-power-more-jobs/
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Arizona Renewable Energy Standard Under Attack From Right

>> Saturday, February 6, 2010




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Arizona Renewable Energy Standard Under Attack From Right
In the absence of such legislation "The Invisible Hand" has tended to find that utilities should just continue to source their electricity from traditional sources, with the result that states that do not have an RES have the unhealthiest electricity in the nation.
http://cleantechnica.com/2010/02/06/arizona-renewable-energy-standard-under-attack-from-right/
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