I enjoyed these thoughts on climate change in the The New York Times that Thomas Friedman dug up a few weeks ago.
Hope you enjoy them, too.
There is a lot of excitement in the air about using high-tech batteries to store energy… especially renewable energy.
Here’s an article from the New York Times: “Ice or Molten Salt, Not Batteries, to Store Energy” that reveals another energy storage option… ice.
And here’s why I’m particularly fond on it: www.icestor.com.
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Now I’d like to let “The Story of Stuff” introduce you to another leader: Lisa Hoyos, co-founder of ClimateParents.
In this audio clip, Lisa discusses what kids and parents can do to live in a kid-safe and climate-safe world.
Back in 2010, when I first stated that Florida can be energy independent, the blog post wasn’t based on any research. It was just a personal opinion… a gut feeling.
But now, Mark Jacobson, a Stanford professor, has done some research and concurs. But even better, he believes EVERY STATE can be energy independent!
Check out this fascinating state by state plan on an interactive map at: TheSolutionsProject.org.
Would you like to take a step toward energy independence?
Contact Fafco Solar or call 239-574-1500!
WARNING: THIS INFOGRAPHIC MAY BE DISTURBING TO YOU.
Fortunately, this information is from the past (2002-2008), and, in spite of the probability of it being pretty much the same today, the use of solar energy is growing very rapidly. Thankfully!
If you pay attention to energy issues, you might come across the term “distributed energy” (or several other closely related terms)… whose meaning may not be clear.
In fact, at first glance, you might think it means the opposite of what it actually is. I believe it’s an important issue, so I want to make sure you’re “in the know”.
Here’s Wikipedia’s definition:
2014 is a big year for Fafco Solar… it’s our 40th year in business!
To celebrate the occasion, I decided to join my technicians in the field each Friday. After sitting behind a desk for the better part of 30 years, it will be fun to go back to my roots… the roof tops. I’m calling it my “40 Fabulous Fridays in the Field having Fun with Fafco Solar’s Friends and Family” celebration.
I doubt I’ll be running around on the roof tops like I used to… (I just turned 60)… but I’ll look for some fun and interesting material to share with you… so stay tuned.
In the meantime, read how my father got started in the solar energy business in 1974… on our About page.
Here we are installing one of our early Fafco solar pool heaters in December 1977. The first several hundred solar pool heaters were installed out of “The Blue Truck”.
Be Back Soon…
Two months ago, I wrote about Boulder, CO’s attempt to shift away from their fossil fuel focused corporate utility, Xcel Energy, and become a municipal-owned, clean energy focused utility.
On Nov 4, after Xcel Energy spent over $1m to convince the people of Boulder to vote against the clean energy plan, Boulder won.
See how Boulder took back their power in this short video:
And that’s how it’s gonna happen.
One by one… community by community… we’ll take back our power.
We’re ready when you are.
If you’ve been following my recent blogs, you know I’m in love with “The Story of Stuff”. Well, I’m so happy to report they have a new… fresh-out-of-the-oven… video called “The Story of Solutions”… and it deserves to be watched by all sane people of the world. (That would be YOU.) So, give it a go and let me know what you think.
Fafco Solar invites you to play by your own rules and build a better world… one rooftop at a time.