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Solar power gaining traction in the US

The US is not exactly the first country that comes to mind, when thinking of solar power generation by private citizens. However, today I saw two very different reports which suggest that solar power is gaining popularity in the US. … Continue reading

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Nuclear divers in the US and a new solar battery

Popular Science has an article about nuclear divers in the US, people who dive in the radiation contaminated cooling water of nuclear reactors to service nuclear power stations. Found via Jay Lake. The naivité of those divers is troubling, particularly … Continue reading

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Fukushima One Year Later

March 11 is the one year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami which killed between approx. 20000 people and also caused a meltdown in the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power station. The nuclear meltdown at a plant deemed safe due … Continue reading

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The Global Switch to Renewable Energy

In spite of the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government is planning to restart those of the country’s nuclear power plants that are currently down for maintenance and stress tests as well as to extend the maximum lifetime of Japanese nuclear … Continue reading

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January Energy Links

I will compile a recap of 2011 energy yields as well as our other activities in the next few days, but for now here are some energy links from around the world: First of all, a recent report revealed that … Continue reading

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Solar Power Metrics for November 2011 – Solarenergieertragsdaten für November 2011

I know I’ve been neglecting this blog of late, but you can always find me at my personal blog as well as at the Pegasus Pulp blog. Anyway, here are the solar power yields for November 2011: In November 2011, … Continue reading

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Solar Power Metrics for October 2011 – Energieertragsdaten für Oktober 2011

So November is already more than half over, but I just realized that I forgot to post the monthly solar power figures. So here are with some delay the solar power yields for October 2011: In October 2011, the photovoltaic … Continue reading

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Solar Power Metrics for September 2011 – Energieertragsdaten für September 2011

I just realized that I never posted this, so here are with some delay  the solar power yields for September 2011: In September 2011, the photovoltaic solar cell array on our roof generated 1314 kilowatt hours of energy. This result … Continue reading

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Solar Power Metrics for August 2011 – Energieertragsdaten für August 2011

The uncommonly wet and cloudy summer continues to strike, for in August 2011, the photovoltaic solar cell array on our roof generated 1688 kilowatt hours of energy. Unlike the July results, which were record-breakingly bad, our August energy yield is … Continue reading

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Late August Energy Links

As dyed in the wool PC-users, the resignation of Apple CEO Steve Jobs has left us largely cold, even as it caused uproar in the tech world. Now the MIT’s Technology Review, usually a very pro-nuclear power site, states that … Continue reading

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