Lovins and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) are a source of practical solutions to big problems. In this video, Lovins discusses how we as a society can live more securely and save money while eliminating our use of oil and other fossil fuels.
Archive for July, 2012
Tags: coal, efficiency, energy, oil, power
After receiving a question recently about cleaning the Fujitsu’s air filters, I thought I’d better check mine. Good thing – yuck!
Fortunately, a quick spray down in the sink and they’re good as new. Just remember to spray from the back side to blow the gunk out of the filter. Also, let the filters dry out before using them.
In addition to the two large mesh filters, there are a small foam and pleated filter below them. Clean and dry those and you’re good to go.
Tags: photovoltaic, solar, solar energy, solar panels
Tags: conventional panels, environment, photovoltaic, solar power, solar shingles
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have been a hot topic of discussion for decades, but it hasn’t been until recently that they have become truly economically viable. Instead, they were purchased for a variety of other reasons. But now, it can be far better than money in the bank.
Last year, my wife and I started evaluating options for installing a solar system. We wanted something that looked aesthetically pleasing, was cost effective, and provided enough power to significantly offset our electric bills. Initially, we thought that we were going to go with “solar shingles”. These have really come a long way in the last couple of years both in cost and efficiency.