More Than a View: Windows Double as Solar Panels
|A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world's first commercial, fully transparent solar-power-generating windows. The windows have solar cells installed in the edges at a specific angle that allows the incoming solar light to be efficiently transformed into electricity. If you want to make these buildings energy neutral, you never have enough roof surface. Therefore, activating the buildings' facades will significantly contribute to making the buildings energy neutral.|
Tesla Energy Debut
Elon Musk Debuts the Tesla Powerwall, we say "now it time to go solar"The debut of Tesla Energy, the PowerWall Home Energy Storage, and utility-scale grid storage. Presented by Elon Musk with an appearance by JB Straubel in the Hawthorne, CA, Tesla Design Studio on April 30, 2015.
Teslamotors PowerwallPublished on May 1, 2015
LED lightsI have been very impressed with the new LED lights that are being released. All types of bulbs are available now from your candlabra, flood lights and tube type fluoresent replacement bulbs . They are very energy efficient, LED bulbs now use less then ¼ of the energy of standard fluoresent bulbs and less then CFL and they can be put on a dimmer. By removing the ballast in your existing fluoresent fixture this will quickly convert it into a LED tube fixture, add a dimmer and now your kitchen has warm light.
The fact is CFL (compact fluoresent light) are still just that - a 1930s fluoresent light, whereas the LED (light emitting diode) is a new technique of creating light and today it is bright, very bright. LED lamps are 80% more efficient than comparable incandescent and 50% more efficient than their fluorescent equivalent.
I used one of my favorite LED bulb type in a historic home the color of the bulbs has the glow of a kerosene lamps everywhere (seen in the picture on right) - very nice look!
If you go LED now you can contact Entergy and get cash back, even though ENTERGY rebate program is experiencing funding troubles I’m sure it will be a program that will continue.
Mood Skylight LED Panel LED wall light panel
ERS exciting new product- Sky LED Panel, which is designed to bring blue sky indoor and improve the ambiance and well-being. User will be feeling extremely comfortable and peaceful thanks to the soft blue sky the LED panel presents indoor. It is a magic light that is able to cheer up a depressed heart or calm down a fevered mind.
The Sky LED Panel is an ideal lighting and decorative source to be as ceiling lights or lighted façade. Application is quite wide like office, hospital, healthcare, residence.
Installation methods include suspended, recessed, surface-mounted, ceiling system and other possible situation. Installation solution are provided upon floor plan. The standard dimension provided is 2ftX 2ft,and can be grouped as you want, and also open for custom request.
Are you considering upgrading your home to low energy consumption bulbs? We can help take the confusion out of buying by matching the correct bulbs and dimmers creating the most efficient lighting solutions for you, call for a free estimate today. Ask about our affordable whole home lighting solutions. You can rest assured that you will not be wasting your money on the wrong choice.
The Ewicon - Bladeless Windmill
|Wind power without spinning blades.Instead of translating the mechanical energy derived from the movement of large blades rotated by the wind, the bladeless turbine lets wind move electrically charged water droplets against the direction of an electric field, increasing the potential energy of the particle. A collecting system then harvests that excess energy. The lack of large moving parts means the turbine is quieter and creates much less vibration, making it much better-suited to urban environments. Its called "The Ewicon", which stands for "Electrostatic Wind energy Converter".|
|With an all plug-on design, the Leviton Load Center can be installed more efficiently compared to competitive products. All branch wires terminate at custom lugs in the panel, making wiring easier and neater—and eliminating the need for pigtails. This means the entire panel can be terminated at rough-in. All connections are made at the final insertion of the circuit breaker. The innovative design also enables users to switch out branch circuit breakers with no rewiring required.|