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Going Green Energy: Learn About Energy Sources That Will Help Save The Planet and Save you Money

Going Green Energy: Learn About Energy Sources That Will Help Save The Planet and Save you Money

Going Green Energy: Learn About Energy Sources That Will Help Save The Planet and Save you Money

Is the fact that you would like to learn how to conserve energy and help out Mother Earth but just don’t know how to get started making you feel really bad… maybe you have even thought about just giving up?

Does it seem like you’ve tried everything in your power to learn how to live green when it comes to energy, and no matter how hard you try and despite your commitment to the issue, you’re still plagued with: Not knowing what is needed to get started, Not understanding alter

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PluggedSolar Discloses Its Technology and Addresses Homeowners’ Questions About Solar Power


(PRWEB) September 11, 2013

PluggedSolar Kit has a patent pending technology, which is similar to that of the traditional solar grid tie systems installed in buildings across the country. Plugged Solar kit has the high quality solar panels (with 25 years of warranty) and a grid tie inverters (5 years of warranty). These components are the ones as used in any solar installation done by solar licensed contractor. The solar panels and grid tie inverters are manufactured by global mega companies. The key differentiation from the traditional solar power to Plugged solar is the output voltage. The PluggedSolar has an output voltage of 120V AC which makes it plug-n-play as an appliance, the traditional solar installations have 240V AC, which requires a licensed electrician to make the connection.

The PluggedSolar kit has an easier DIY installation mountings for solar panels. All the components of the PluggedSolar are UL approved and so, the utilities and power companies are approving it. As stated by Dept. of Energy, there is 50% of cost saving if solar energy becomes plug-play.

http://energy.gov/articles/going-solar-record-time-plug-and-play-pv

PluggedSolar makes the solar energy affordable and comparable to the conventional Co2 producing power plant electricity.

Some of the key questions from homeowners:

Question: What type of Inverter is used in PluggedSolar?

Answer: PluggedSolar uses Grid Tie Inverters which are UL approved as per requirement of utility and power companies. It is tested and listed with GoSolarCalifornia (Government of California). It has anti-islanding protection with UL-1741 code compliance as per requirement from utilities.

Question: Does the company provide support to get approval from Utilities and Power Companies?

Answer: Yes, Support is provided in the application process and provide the necessary documents.

Question: Is it safe to plug it into wall socket?

Answer: The PluggedSolar system has 1.7KW DC power rating and it generates peak of 1.65KW of 120V AC power. The wall outlet is rated for 1.8KW (120V AC with 15Amp max). So, putting 1.65KW is within the rated limit. It is same like plugging an electric heater or microwave oven.

Question: Will the utility approve PluggedSolar?

Answer:Yes, it will be approved because:

the system components are UL certified.
The Grid Tie Inverter it has the UL 1741 certification required for all utilities.
All the paperwork and necessary documents are provided for the application.

In rare cases, if the system is not approved because of lack of understanding of utility company, an electrician can connect the output wire straight to the house electrical box. Easy steps are provided for connection.

Phone : +1 (281) 712 2757

http://www.pluggedsolar.com/







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Performance Services Excited about Growth and Expansion to Texas Market


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

After nearly two decades of record growth, Performance Services is expanding to Texas. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the engineering design and construction company specializes in energy efficient and optimal environments for education, healthcare, and government facilities. The new office is located at 3010 LBJ Freeway, #1200, Dallas, TX, 75234.

President and CEO, Tim Thoman said, “Expanding our operations to Texas is an exciting opportunity for our company. The business climate in Texas is very favorable and we believe that our value proposition for customer satisfaction and performance guarantees is an excellent match for customers with infrastructure and energy-related renovation needs.”

In the past 16 years, Performance Services has implemented more than 225 energy services and renovation projects valued at more than $ 550 million with a proven track record of exceeding energy savings and performance guarantee commitments. A recent City of Indianapolis project included renovating 15 buildings with a comprehensive energy retrofit at the City-County building, a 50-year old, tenant building. The Greening of the City-County Building included a new heat recovery system, solar thermal and photovoltaic, and a public energy-performance dashboard. The building subsequently earned the Energy Star award and was featured as a case study by the Rocky Mountain Institute.

“When we made the decision to expand to Texas, we invested in finding the best talent we could to head up our Texas office. We knew it would be critical to our success to have a team that already lives in Texas, but more importantly, understands Texas’ energy needs and environment. Doug Kirkley and David Temming both have proven track records and great reputations with customers. With Doug’s focus on business development and client relations skills, and David’s engineering and project management expertise, we are confident that we will be able to provide our Texas customers with dynamic solutions and exceptional resources that will achieve desired results,” said Thoman.

Kirkley has more than 25 years in the energy services market and has developed more than 30 major performance contracting projects. Temming also has more than 25 years of experience in energy conservation; the last 14 were based in Texas. He has developed and managed projects throughout Texas for universities, hospitals, various corporations, school districts, and state and municipal buildings.

Performance Services is an integrated design and delivery engineering company that specializes in constructing and renovating municipal, healthcare and education facilities to deliver optimal environments through both the Guaranteed Energy Savings and Design-Build procurement methods. Innovative wind power, solar, and water management are integral to the energy services portfolio. The company has provided high performance buildings since 1998 and is a qualified provider of guaranteed energy savings projects and Energy Star certified buildings. To contact Performance Services to learn more, visit our website at performanceservices.com.







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Go Off Grid and Get on Solar for about $5000

How to choose a Solar System alternative energy for a small log cabin. “using solar” in an “off the grid” lifestyle in a log cabin in the Canadian Bush. It c…
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Straight Talk About Radical Climate Change – And How To Stop It

Straight Talk About Radical Climate Change – And How To Stop It
Arava Power has already fired up the first grid-connected commercial solar farm in Israel and the company has big plans just up ahead, so when the chance came to visit Ketura from the US this week naturally we were interested. The trip was sponsored by …
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California solar power plants singeing bird feathers
Months from final state and federal approvals, the Palen solar thermal power system could put two 750-foot-tall solar towers and thousands of reflecting mirrors near two of the region's key wildlife refuges and stopping points for birds migrating along …
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Xtreme Power Embarks On Solar Energy Storage Project In Hawaii
Xtreme Power is installing an energy storage and management system for a 12 MW solar farm under development for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) in Hawaii. Xtreme Power says the installation will include its RAMP Series energy storage system …
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The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)

The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)

The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)

Attractive color illustrations and easy-to-follow text combine to present factual information that younger boys and girls will readily absorb and understand. The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle is one in a series of four entertaining What Do You Know About? books, for very young children. It describes the ways in which kids and their families can avoid waste and be environmentally conscious. Four pages presenting activities for children appear at the back of the book, followed by a two-pag

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6 Myths about Gluten-Free Diets (Slideshow)

6 Myths about Gluten-Free Diets (Slideshow)
In the past few years, however, awareness of gluten-free living has exploded, and even people without recognized gluten intolerances are going along for the ride. For some followers, and their critics, eating gluten-free is just a fad; for others, it's …
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Ultimate Wildlife: Extreme Environments
This episode explores how animals have adapted to living in areas with extreme changes in temperatures. Camels in the Sahara and rattlesnakes in Arizona are examples of adaptation to hot, desert environments, while penguins and Siberian tigers have …
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Is a raw food diet right for you?
In general, raw is an extremely green way to eat. The diet is largely composed of vegetables, fruit, seaweed, seeds, nuts, algae and sprouted grains and pulses. The raw movement's advocates sing the energy and mood boosting praises of their diet.
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All About Garbage & Recycling

All About Garbage & Recycling

All About Garbage & Recycling

  • Join Backpack Jack and his friends as they dive into the big, stinky and amazing story of garbage/ Take a road trip in a big old 18-wheeler and see what it s like to sleep in the cab, hook up the trailer and even talk to other truckers on the CB radio! Scoop up big snow drifts in a snow plow. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN Rating: NR Age: 018713528179 UPC: 018713

Join Backpack Jack and his friends as they dive into the big, stinky and amazing story of garbage/ Take a road trip in a big old 18-wheeler and see what it s like to sleep in the cab, hook up the trailer and even talk to other truckers on the CB radio! Scoop up big snow drifts in a snow plow.

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Walkera M120D01 – InBox And Little About

Features: * The design of flybarless balance characterizes low power loss and great efficiency improvement * With 3-axis gyro and flybarless balance control system amend the stable flight gesture automatically * Adopting high efficient shaft driven system infitely reduces the extra waste of the power system * Mature low voltage driven system presents green, environmental friendly and safety concept * Low voltage and high torque brushless motor can proide strong and durable power * Mini helicopters for indoor. It offers 9-10 minutes flight time after full charged Specification: * Main rotor dia.: 308mm * Tail rotor dia.: 87mm * Overall Length: 291mm * Gyro: 3-axis * All-up weight: 122g (battery included) * Transmitter: WK-2603 * Receiver: RX-2616V * Battery: 3.7V 850mAh Li-po * Brushless motor: WK-WS-15-001 * Brushless speed controller: WK-WST-20A-L * Servo: wk-01-1; weight 3.18g; speed 0.12sec/60° (3.0~4.5V); Torque 0.12kg/cm (3.0~4.5V); dimension 19.2*8.3*19.7mm * Tail servo: wk-03-4; weight 3.5g; speed 0.12sec/60° (3.0~4.5V); Torque 0.2kg/cm (3.0~4.5V); dimension 17.5*6.4*21.7mm * Dimension: 295*72*105mm Sorry for saying that i would compare this one with the V120D05… It’s still at my friends house.. But hope you guys enjoy anyway Bengt
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The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)

Learn about recycling from a new perspective!  Peek into this diary of a plastic bottle as it goes on a journey from the refinery plant, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into it’s new life…as a fleece jacket! Told from the point of view of a free-spirited plastic bottle, kids can share in the daily experiences and inner thoughts of the bottle through his personal journal. The diary entries will be fun and humoro

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