Interesting article here. A couple US Solar manufacturers are asking for a tariff of 25 cents per WATT on imported Solar Cells and 32 cents per Watt on PV panels with a minimum price on panels of 74 cents per Watt. At issue, of course, is that the pro-solar advocates have been saying for years … Read moreDilemma for American Free-Traders: Cheap Solar Panels vs. Domestic Manufacturing
Amazon is selling these “on sale” today for $22 bucks with free shipping. That’s not a smoking deal, as last February I got them for $19. However, it’s a good deal nonetheless and the lights are well worth the $20 or so bucks you’ll spend. On top of our solar, inflatable lights, we have these … Read moreVery Good Lanterns for an Emergency Light Source
I’ve been doing some research on the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS) in California. In 2014, it was “the world’s largest concentrating solar thermal power plant in operation.” This solar farm is not a PV, i.e., Photovoltaic, solar plant. It is solar thermal. There is a difference. But it’s solar nonetheless. My problem is … Read moreMore Renewable Energy Shenanigans???
Camelcamelcamel is the website I use to see what’s truly a good deal on Amazon. Just because there is a price cut on some product does that actually mean anything? Well if the price is discounted 50% but is still at its typical price that just shows the discount is meaningless. How can you see if … Read moreHow to Track Good Deals on Amazon
Folks, for your preps, you must, and I repeat MUST, have a quick and easy way to jumpstart your vehicle and inflate the tires when the air goes low so you don’t have to call a guy. This Stanley pack is on sale NOW for the lowest price it’s been since 2011, all of $60. … Read moreSmoking Deal on This Jumpstarter/Tire Inflator
Power went out last night around 10:00 pm. Second time this has happened in a month. The first time was a valuable experience because I was in Boston and my wife wasn’t sure where I keep our solar lighting sources. So she had to call me and thankfully, I was able to take her call. … Read moreEasy Lighting When the Power Goes Out
I had to chuckle reading this article on the Powerline Blog in context of something that happened to me a few days ago. I’m part of a Facebook group that is very desirous to bring more minorities into my profession. The founder of the group even has a wonderful podcast which I listen to religiously. But … Read morePortland, Oregon…”The Whitest City in America”
There is a rule in sales that says “don’t overpromise and underdeliver, strive to underpromise and overdeliver.” I’m afraid the solar industry is so far gone into the former that it will never be rescued, unless they suddenly realize that at some point people do wake up. Here is yet ANOTHER article on the bounty … Read moreBrazil’s Solar Farm = 40 Watts per Sq. Meter (at Peak Capacity!)