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Solar power investing

Solar power investing seems to be one of the hottest topics in energy investing. With the world on the edge about climate change and the geopolitical problems associated with oil, any renewable fuel investment is worth looking into. The market for solar power has no where to go but up as the technology advances and the demand grows.

Solar Power has grown 25% yearly for 15 years and there is no reason to believe that rate will not continue. Your choices for solar power investing range from manufacturers to oil companies. Even oil companies realize that oil will not last forever and that companies that do not adapt will be left behind. There is optimism among the solar community as they watch solar power equipment drop in price and have reason to believe that someday the cost will be comparable to oil and gas. That is all would take to revolutionize the solar movement and that day will come. Will you be invested? This is one of those moments in life when you can be in the right place at the right time. You can expect growth every year as the issues surrounding oil and gas are not going away. Solar power emits no pollution and some say that enough sunlight hits our world in one hour to power the world for a year. Once the technology solves the problems of harnessing all that energy solar just may be the renewable fuel that saves our planet. Investing in the right companies depends on your conscience as well. Providing needed funds to manufacturing companies and businesses that are doing the right thing for society and not just aiming solely for profit is one way to give and get at the same time. Research relevant companies and if necessary question them about their future plans.

Solar energy could just be our future and having a stake financially is not a bad idea. Do the research or employ a company to invest for you. There are investment firms whose sole purpose is to invest in green energy that would be glad to have your business. Going to sleep at night is much easier when you know you are doing your part to save the world. Reach out to the environmental movement for recommendations and start changing your household energy use by incorporating solar power into your home.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Solar Power | Leave a comment

Solar and wind power

Wind and solar energy are exciting topics that were once discussed as part of the future. Well, the future is here. The advances in this technology are breath taking and we are only at the tip of a very important iceberg. Scientists and engineers all over the world are on the cusp of discoveries that will take these renewable fuels off the back burner and deem them competitive with fossil fuels all while being a friend to the environment.

Climate change is forcing a serious discussion about clean, and renewable energy and we should all be listening. Geopolitical considerations are an important component to the discussion as well. When in history has a war been fought over sunshine or wind? As the middle east breaks down, this conversation will only get hotter and more and more citizens of the world will force their governments to get off their addiction to oil. While oil will always serve a purpose in our societies, renewable fuel like wind and solar power is the future. The US House of Representatives has already passed a bill stating that utility companies must get 15% of their power from renewable sources by 2020. It is a good start. Chances are this will be increased by future political leaders. Other political angles are possible like new requirements for construction of new homes and buildings in the future. It is entirely likely that eventually standards will be put into place that requires new construction to include solar and wind power. Eco-friendly buildings are the future and it is vital that future start soon. With all the discussion of renewable fuels it is easy to get caught up in other alternatives like bio diesels but it is vital to remember that growing crops requires a lot of water which is likely to become harder to get than oil. Virtually all alternative fuels have environmental impact except solar and wind power. They are pretty much impossible to run out of. We destroy nothing getting them and very little natural resources like water is wasted to get them.

It is time for the citizens of this world to put this topic in front of our elected leaders every day. Climate change/global warming is not going away and we can only hope to hasten it. The internet holds vital information for those who want to explore this topic and find a way to introduce solar and wind power into their lives.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Solar Power | Leave a comment

Solar power boat

The technology of solar power energy is not only restricted to the solar power cars or the street lamps only. We all know the importance of a boat or a ship. Even though not many people are familiar with boats and had traveled on them rarely. The importance of the boats and ships can still not be overlooked. Boats are not only used as a way of amusement or for leisure only instead they have more important uses. They are often involved in carrying out trade activities and other such things. Solar power energy generating systems are not only restricted to a motorcycle or a car in fact today there are solar power boats.

These boats are just like any other ordinary motor boats. The only difference is that instead of a battery which has to be charged by normal electricity and fuel, these boats run on solar powered batteries. The can accommodate 4-5 persons, depending on the size of solar power system. This works pretty simple. A number of the photovoltaic sheets and glass is placed on the top of the boat and there are silicon layers inside the rectangular boc. These have shiny surface of glass protecting them. When the sun rays and the radiation falls on the surface of the glass they are passed to the silicon and the respective protons and neutrons react with each other producing charges. These charges are then converted into a current using a wire which is attached to the motor of the boat. One thing is to remember that the current flowing through the rectangular box is a direct current and has to be changed to alternating current with the help of a regulator. These types of solar powered motor boats are not very common because of the high costs involved and their strength. They don’t have much power to support the amount of people and force that an ordinary motor boat does.

Still they are considered as useful for private boats held by the individuals. It is becoming more popular especially in the United States. More people are looking forward of buying these solar powered boats. Scientists and engineers are working more to develop such solar boats which can support more force and bear more weight of the boat. They are planning to advance them into much bigger boats. Hopefully in coming years more and better kinds of solar power boats will be developed.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Solar Power | Leave a comment

Solar power companies

You can be part of the future or a thing of the past. This should be the motto for solar power companies as they forge their way into the future of energy production. There are thousands of solar power companies that offer a variety of services and products all over the world.

Mr. Solar specializes in solar energy packages for natural gas and oil pipeline monitoring, automation systems, traffic signals and solar panels for every application. They offer a meet it or beat it price guarantee and enjoy good reviews from their customers. Big Frog Mountain offers a variety of equipment for residential, business or government projects and offers online services to formulate your equipment needs for your project. Their solar panels offer 25 year warranties and they also enjoy good word of mouth. SunWize Technologies Inc. develops, markets and manufactures solar power products and systems for every level of user. This company conveys genuine excitement about the future of renewable energy and we should all keep our eye on them. Spending some time online gives you a great idea of which company matches your needs and offers the best customer service and warranties. Join an online solar group and you get a free ticket into the forums where you can eavesdrop or join in the conversations to answer your questions. Big oil is trying to dip into the solar power industry but is obviously conflicted so relying on their information may not be the best idea. Solar Attic Inc. sells a package that uses hot attic air to heat your swimming pool. That is ingenuity! There are companies that limit their product line to residential consumer use or specific products like lighting. Outdoor solar lighting seems to be a popular way to test the waters and decide if solar power is right for you and your family. Backwood Solar is backed up by the guarantee that each employee operates and off the grid home and as such offers personal advice and personal experience. In addition, they offer free custom design services and after sale support. This is one of those solar companies that put their money where their mouth is. They live and breathe solar and want to transform the solar market into something that is accessible to all.

The best advice you can get is from people who live solar and have failures and successes to teach from. Most solar users are happy to share their experiences and excited to see you succeed.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Solar Power | Leave a comment

Solar power lawn mowers

Are you tired of the roaring sound made by your lawn mower that your husband rides everyday? Does it feel like a nitrogen bomb exploding outside your home or you are living on a battlefield? Well that’s exactly what a typical lawn mower sounds like. Obviously you can not neglect your beautiful garden and using it is mandatory. But there has to be a better lawn mower which should make less noise. Normally none of them is this type of a lawn mower. Even while in your home preparing to enjoy your Sunday morning in the bed by waking up late, your neighbors lawn mower can be ear tearing. In such cases you like to go and smash his/her lawn mower with whatever is available to you. It is a very interesting fact that almost 2 out of 10 Americans have had a fight with their neighbor in the past over the noise made by his or her lawn mower. Keeping this in a mind there was always a need to develop a something better but less noise full. Obviously going back to the manual lawn movers is never an option. This is a fast moving world and we don’t have the time to waste on such things. So what to do? How can this problem be solved?

The answer is simple. With the help of a solar powered lawn mower. Solar power lawn mowers have been developed to deal with the problem of noise. They are getting more popular among the average individuals especially in America/. They do not cost a lot and saves you from many troubles. Therefore they are becoming more popular. These lawn mowers use simple mechanism to operate. They can be easily charged and there is no science involved in using them at home. They contain a motor mounted ion the top of a mower. This motor contains the batter which is run from the solar electricity. There is a lot of sodium metal used in the motor to store the heat in order to provide the electricity to the battery. It can be charged with the help of a photovoltaic sheet which can either be mounted on the top of your roof or can either be stick on a stand facing the sun. A wire is connected from the rectangular shaped photovoltaic box to the solar electric motor. It then charges the solar electric motor and there is an inverter present inside the motor which changes the direct current into alternating current in order to provide us with a working motor.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Solar Power | Leave a comment

The advantages of using solar power

There are obvious advantages to utilizing solar power in our everyday lives. The effect on our planet especially now, with the looming crisis of climate change should give us all a reason to consider some changes in our lives. Reducing your carbon footprint on the Earth is something to feel proud of and will make you feel like a more responsible steward of our planet. If each citizen of this planet took even minor steps to introduce renewable energy into our lives, the effect would be dramatic. After the initial investment, solar energy can save you money as well.

Solar energy is renewable for as long as the sun lasts which needless to say is a very long time. This type of renewable energy will not cause wars or run out in our lifetimes or for many, many generations after us. The effect that solar energy could have on our environment makes the topic worthwhile and it is vital that an international conversation take place. We must find ways to reduce the cost of manufacturing solar panels and solar cells. If the current pace of interest continues, more manufacturers will find it more lucrative to produce solar energy materials which would, if the free market model proves to be true, lower prices. The state of California is quickly becoming the model of environmentalism that all states should emulate. Their use of solar power like the Solar One power station utilizes solar energy to produce steam which in turn drives a generator to produce electricity. The residents of California will soon find out how lucky they are to live in a forward thinking community. While the efforts may seem small now the practice California is getting with on the ground practical trials will make them the first state to try out the new technologies that come down the pipe. Another advantage of solar power is its use in countries and communities that lack electricity infrastructures or are in remote locations. Passing on the technology as we acquire it will make the world cleaner and hopefully stop developing countries from acquiring all our bad habits.

The advantages of solar energy are bigger than money or convenience. As the evidence of catastrophic climate change mounts the question of whether or not to convert to renewable energy like solar has been answered. Hopefully free enterprise will make it easier and cheaper for all of us to answer the call for change.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Solar Power | 1 Comment