South Portland business owner tells of solar savings
NOKIA POWER TO SOME 100,000 CUSTOMERS. ENERGY USE IS ON THE RISE, BUT IT IS THE SAME HERE IN MAINE CLEAN ENERGY EXPERTS GATHERED IN SOUTH PORTLAND TO DISCUSS THE CHALLENGES RAISING SOLAR POWER GROWTH IN THE STATE. MAINE IS THE ONLY STATE IN NEW ENGLAND WITHOUT SPECIFIC POLICIES TO REDUCE THEIR EARS AND COST FOR HOMEOWNERS IN SOLAR ENERGY. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS LIKE THE DAYS INN IN SOUTH PORTLAND, WHICH RECENTLY INSTALLED 400 SOLAR PANELS ON ITS ROOF. WE INSTALL THE SYSTEM AT THE END OF APRIL.
SEA Energy Storage Systems
Jeff Chan works in a downtown Portland Oregon laboratory, what he's tinkering with may not look all that special but the contraption in the glass box he is tending to has the potential to radically change the way we store and use energy in this country. It's called the Redox Flow Battery and it's the brainchild of Craig Evans. The main product of our battery is water. That's right, water. Along with table salt and iron chips, forming a brandnew type of battery for large industrial scale storage of electricity. And so when you look at lithium ion batteries, or you look at your lead acid.
Batteries that you would typically use your car, their very expensive and they don't have long life. And so when you are doing grid scale storage You want something that is going to operate for twenty years, and it's going to be very inexpensive to put in. You're going to have a quick pay back and so, irons cheap, and Redox Flow Batteries is something that's scalable for the grid, and so the two married together are perfect pair. The Redox Battery can allow electric utilities to store excess energy on a massive scale when production is high and then use that.
Energy when production is low saving money and energy. But first Craig must prove the technology works, which he has, and can be scaled up to work in realworld situations, which he and cofounder Julia Song are in the process of doing. But Craig's idea and his company might never have existed had he not lost his job a few years ago and then happened on a program run by the State of Oregon Employment Department called SelfEmployment Assistance WorkSource Employment this is Pat may I help you Pat Sanderlin helps run the program, it works like this,.
Someone has lost their jobs through no fault of their own applies to the program, the person supplies a business plan and other key information and if Pat the other technicians agree, the claimant can continue receiving unemployment checks, doesn't have to look for work, and can pocket any money they make by starting their own business. Pat says to good deal for the State too They took all the risk, they put their money into it, you know, we simply paid them the unemployment that they would have gotten any way,.
Maybe to look for jobs that they would never have found. But that's not the only benefit, Jacob and Sean are two of Energy Storage System's 9 employees. Craig Evans took the money received for unemployment and used it to help hire staff taking more men and women of the unemployment lines, effectively multiplying the effects of the SEA program. It feels good to be able to higher mechanical engineers that are degreed that are having a hard time time finding work. Back to Jeff Chan at the Energy Storage Systems lab, the company's landed some.
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Sustainability at Oregon State
What really sets OSU apart in many ways in the level of student engagement in terms of how broad it is. We have what I would say is a pretty robust network of support for students. In 2007, students voted a tax on themselves of $8.50 per student per term to go just toward renewable energy and that was on top of $1.85 they were already paying to support sustainability projects more broadly. This is the first year that we're actually using those student fee dollars here on campus for renewable energy infrastructure and the first.
Project that we identified was the solar hot water heater installation on Dixon. We were hoping that the installation would actually offset entirely their hot water consumption during the summer at least during the rest of the school year have a substantial impact. Our recycling program started in 1970, just after the first Earth Day and is one of the first in the United States to have done that. And it's one of the longest continuing programs as well, so for states that don't have even recycling we have what is a wellestablished recycling program,.
But of course sustainability goes way beyond that as well. The flagship student organization that works on sustainability issues at OSU is the student sustainability Initiative. So they have 10 paid student staff and a strong advising structure as well to support a wide variety of student activities Really what the SSI does is one a lot of different education and awareness about sustainability around campus. We also work with the administration and students to help them try and get OSU to implement more sustainable practices. I'm Brandon Trelstad, the Sustainability Coordinator for Oregon State University.
Senergy Most important factors in solar PV power generation
What's the most important factors in Solar PV Power Generation Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation considers the following factors for Economic Feasibility The Amount of Solar Irradiation The Installation Price The Price of Electricity National Subsidy programs and so on Commonly low latitude regions are more favorable for Solar Power Generation than higher latitude regions because of the mild and stable condition of the atmosphere. If we can have enough hours of sunlight we need to select equipments such as Modules, Inverters, Installation structures and so on. Price of each equipment varies with contries and manufacturers.
In addition to this equipment price you can calculate overall profitability by checking governmental subsidies and the price of electricity Then will it be the best choice to have the equipment with the cheapest price Quality Module holds the largest portion in the total cost of the system Modules have different quality and efficiency by manufacturers Bad system compatibility may result a loss of electricity during Power Generation Also modules are exposed in external environment for all times. Heavy snow Hail Sandstorm Wind Salinity or damaged Modules may cause an efficiency drop or system failure.
Check the certificate mark to know whether the component is eligible for your site. Operation Maintenance As time goes on Module efficiency may drop gradually However if it shows a sharp decline Profitability will also be affected Consider whether it guarantees stable efficiency for more than 20years, and how fast they provide services for troubles. In case, it doesn't make enought profit we'll provide a appropriate service such as replacing the detective Module or analizing the cause for trouble shooting. Experience Any location can be the place for Solar PV Power Plant such as.
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Green Gym At Church
Lydia Lanni What are we going to do Darron Gibson Is that what we're going to do. Whoa! Lydia Lanni I don't know! I got to sit down. Darron Gibson Me too. Lydia Lanni Cass Community they have a green gym, and in those gyms they have bikes. While you're pedaling, you are creating energy. Stacy Leigh What they are essentially doing in this room will help power the machines in the mud mat room, operated by homeless guys who are part of a vocational training program. Faith Fowler The second room is a document destruction or.
Shredding room where we employ 50 developmentally disabled people to sort and shred paper and cardboard and Xrays. I'm Faith Fowler, senior pastor at Cass Community United Methodist Church and executive director at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. At least three groups of people pedal the bikes here at the green gym some are residents, people formally living on the streets and now living in our transitional shelter. Darron Gibson Well when I'm working out it's really a lot of fun. It's keeping me working on my cardiovascular. It's a dual purpose.
Marcellus Sabra I work in the mud mat assembly room, where we actually take tires, used tires out of the community, and we bring them back here and we make mud mats out of them, like door mats. Faith Fowler So the fact that Cass is able to pick up the tires at no cost to the city, 17,000 so far, and actually turn that into jobs and keep them out the landfill is a terrific proposition. The second group is the staff of Cass. Very often they come over on lunch hours or after work.
Or before work. music The last group of people are all volunteers. We see 5,000 volunteers a year here. Lydia Lanni The cool thing about this part of Cass' ministry it's building pride for people. It's not about giving a hand out it's about helping and building up people. Delano Gayles I dream to start my own family and have my own house, you know be on my own one day. Andre Jones You know since I have been here I have been learning how to become a man.
So it's giving my integrity back, my dignity back and pride back. Marcellus Sabra They put me in a place where I can sit down and actually evaluate my situation in life. I feel I'm on the right track and I feel like I just need to stay on that same track. Stacy Leigh Most of my guys, two years ago they were on the streets, they were probably using. They were probably suffering from untreated mental illness and today these guys are on the front lines of the green revolution, and they're also learning skills.
Faces of the Recovery Act Sun Catalytix
DANIEL NOCERA I started this project 25 years ago, and I was always interested in solar fuels and sunlight that power the world. When we figured out how to split water and basically use the sunlight to split water to make a solar fuel, that's exactly what photosynthesis does. The day we made that discovery, at first we didn't believe it. It was too good to be true. Sunlight plus water makes fuel. So what does that mean It means when the sun is on all the time, you can use it directly, but then the sun goes down. You can't use.
The sun anymore. So if I could store the sun in terms of a fuel, then at night when the sun goes down, I can use the sun effectively. Sun Catalytix is the company that's taking that discovery to a real, live technology. What we've done is we just basically make sunlight available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Where Sun Catalytix is headed is that your house would become its own power station and gas station. All of a sudden you don't need any more energy from anybody else because.
You're using the sun at your house. We've made the discovery. We know the science works. We've even made prototypes, but what we're really doing with the ARPAE money is taking the prototype and saying, that's no good enough just to have a prototype. We need to make sure it's robust and lowmaintenance. What a lot of the venture capital companies are doing now is saying, well, ARPAE just went through a peerreview process, where they decided what are some of the most promising technologies, so no surprise ARPAE in some ways has been the seed fund for getting a.
Honors Chemistry Lab Portland State University
What these students are doing is that they are carrying out some very low level chemical analysis of drugs on currency. Currency as it moves around in society gets contaminated with everything that you can imagine cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine, caffeine, urea. all types of chemicals. For something like cocaine the levels are really low and what this lab is doing is teaching the students how to carry out very low level analysis. For example, like you might do at a crime lab for the state police. If items of real life are contaminated with drugs that can get you arrested and crime.
Cali Bamboo Project of the Month Carl M. Portland, Or.mp4
Carl M. had a great experience working with our sales rep Eric who gave helpful tips on how to make the fence last for years to come. Every inch of his home improvement project was done with quality, energyefficiency and the environment in mind. Carl fenced in his resortstyle backyard with Black Pictureframe bamboo fencing. We think the black bamboo compliments Carl's clean lines and modern dcor nicely. The rest of Carl's house boasts a solar energy system, energyefficient radiant heating in the floors, spray foam insulation and Energy Star appliances.
Transporting America United Streetcar
Music Taking transportation to the next generation. That's what this is about. That's what this is all about. The next generation of transportation is what we're looking at here. This streetcar behind us was the first modern American street car built in 58 years. We have 50 million in orders, we're building six cars for Portland, 7 cars for Tucson. We are actively competing in Washington, DC, and Cincinnati, and Seattle. So you can only imagine what that will mean in terms of hundreds potentially of more new jobs coming. U.S. manufacturing is absolutely alive and well.
And can be competitive, and one day we can't wait to be exporting these cars. The Department of Transportation has been a true partner as the streetcar industry has developed. And without their assistance and their partnership, we could not have made the individual company and private investments that we did to make this new industry successful. If we're going to compete on a global economy, our workforce has to be smarter, quicker, better, faster, more innovative, and that's exactly what's done here. I'm a welder fabricator here at Oregon Iron Works.
The Portland streetcars are the ones we're working on now. Well, the exciting thing is we're building them in the United States, we're not bringing them from Europe anymore. We're talking about almost 60 cities interested in buying these. It's gonna put a lot of people to work. In fact, right now, we've already started putting people to work. I'm gonna need help! We're gonna have to make these at a faster pace, and yes, I can see younger people coming in. For these guys to be able to build the first Americanbuilt streetcar.
In many decades, it's such a sense of pride for them. When they're working on this car, they can't wait for it to be finished, and this to be running in the streets of Portland so their kids, their grandkids can all ride the vehicle that they crafted with their own hands. I'm a general foreman for Stacy and Witbeck. It's the Portland streetcar. We're gonna be doing doublepaved track through here. We're proud of the work we do cause we bring the community together. It gets people from point A to point B,.
Gets 'em off the freeways, you know, lessens the road impact. Man, it's just a great way to travel. The streetcar is great. It's just quieter and quicker than a bus. It gives me the option on a rainy day, if I don't want to ride my bike, I can hop on the streetcar and it can take me from Northwest Portland all the way to the tram, and the tram takes me to work. It's made a huge difference. When people talk about the vision thing, this is it. This is the definition of the vision thing.
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