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Time to Bolster The US Electric Grid With New Energy

On February 8th, 2011, posted in: Energy, Scott Charter by ggpenergy123

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Last week, President Obama promised new tax incentives and government investment in energy efficiency.  This is important news.  America is in dire need to secure its power independence.  Our national electrical grid is in serious need of attention.  This US electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission [...]

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Producing Hydrogen From Solar, Efficiently

On December 30th, 2010, posted in: Solar by ggpenergy123

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Making hydrogen by using solar energy to split up a water molecule is nothing new. However, it has never been very efficient way to get hydrogen due to the expense of the catalysts involved. The most recent issue of Science contains a paper about a new way to produce hydrogen with focused sunlight that uses a much [...]

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Largest US Solar PV Power Plant Now Online

On December 13th, 2010, posted in: Solar by ggpenergy123

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Looks like people are starting to figure out how to monetize our unused land in the desert in the southwestern United States. Earlier this month construction was complete on a 48 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Boulder City, NV, which is about 40 miles outside of Las Vegas. The 48-megawatt Copper Mountain Solar facility [...]

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