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Will the republicans figure out a way to thwart this?
no doubt 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
but of course 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
they always do, don't they? 67%  67%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: Got Hope For A Brighter Future?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:37 pm 
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Why yes... yes we do, if solar energy projects like this one are allowed to go forward...

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Super Hot Solar Energy
August/September 2006

A new solar plant in Nevada shows the potential of the southwestern United States’ deserts to provide a significant amount of clean, renewable energy from concentrating solar power (CSP). Though most people are more familiar with photovoltaic (PV) systems, CSP is one of the most promising large-scale energy technologies.

The combination of intense sun and large areas of flat land make the Southwest an ideal location for CSP systems. One type of CSP is parabolic trough technology, in which fields of curved mirrors focus solar radiation onto collector tubes. The collected 750 degree thermal energy creates steam that powers electric generators. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), CSP plants covering 9 percent of Nevada could generate enough electricity to meet the needs of the entire United States

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According to Mark Mehos, CSP program manager at the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, parabolic trough technology currently is the most cost-effective solar option because it uses inexpensive materials — gears, turbines, glass, steel and aluminum — instead of more expensive silicon.

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make sure you enlarge the image of that array on the right... it's quite phenomenal... and be sure to read the complete article as there is a stock tip within it...

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Got Hope?

Yes... a glimmer...

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Love it. And check out the Greenwood furnace, which burns smoke free at an 87% efficiency rate. There's hope for the future if we allow these technologies to develop. Forget "Nucular" energy as it is not cost efficient to build and is not safe in the long run. Plus the weapons part of it would continue to dispose of its byproducts as DU. Not good for humans.

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I share your glimmer of hope. Plus, I am still trying to find a way to have wind power for part of my own electrical needs--generated here.

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