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12 Volt Portable Solar Power Plant – The Golar!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 12 Volt Portable Solar Power Plant – The Golar!

The Golar 12 Volt Portable Solar Power Plant

The Golar 12 Volt Portable Solar Power Plant is a revolutionary new device that I literally just came across and had to tell everyone about. As a regular listener to the Tech Guy Leo LaPorte, I have heard people calling in and asking for a portable device like this many a time, especially missionaries going to far away places like Africa. Personally, I did not think it existed. Imagine my surprise when I just happened to be searching for information on Solar Panels and came across the Golar 12 Volt Portable Solar Power Plant on YouTube.

Imagine the following scenario: you are out camping, but you still want to use your cell phone, laptop computer, tablet, etc. You do not have a portable gas generator, but you need to have power. Just plug your devices into the Golar and Voila, you have the perfect Solar Power Plant to charge all of your devices! Not to mention that this type of device is excellent for emergencies – the sun never runs out of energy!

Why have your own portable energy source?

12 Volt Portable Solar Power PlantUsing solar power to power your devices is not necessarily a new idea, but it has long been more science fiction than fact. Twenty years ago this type of advancement would not have been dreamed of. Now that solar power is considered to be a viable option, the idea of carrying around your own portable solar panel is not that far fetched and eminently achievable! This is a cool product and one that deserves your attention.

Now unfortunately, Golar is currently in Kickstart limbo. I contacted Solar Blvd., the company that makes the Golar, and they gave me a number you can call for more information, which is: (951) 331-3518.

You can also go to http://bit.ly/solar_and_the_environment to check out some of the best deals on other Solar equipment and devices.

Also, check out the channel where I found the Golar: Solar Power and the Environment

How a Smart Grid Could Change Power Distribution

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How a Smart Grid Could Change Power Distribution

How a Smart Grid Could Change Power Distribution

Power is produced from many sources, including fossil fuels such as natural gas, methane, petroleum and coal. Other energy sources, such as the wind and sun, are more environmentally friendly. Electricity is the “power” that ultimately comes from these sources.

How we use electricity is the question of the century, and finding more efficient ways of using it is the target of much research. Often, when we believe we have found a solution, we have simply changed how we are creating the problem. The electric car is a good example. It runs on a battery. It does not spew CO2 into the atmosphere. We want to think of it as “clean,” but where does this car get its energy? Oh, yes”from a battery.

Looking at the battery, we see that it must be recharged at an electric outlet. That looks very clean; plug it in”no fumes. But look deeper. Where does the outlet get the juice that goes into the battery? It comes from a power plant that makes electricity from wait for it fossil fuels!

To some extent, our electric car has driven over a cliff. We do need more efficient ways to use electricity, and while this car is helping the atmosphere on the road, the power plant has just puffed out a bit more carbon in its efforts to replenish a battery.

Another area where we are falling down with true savings is how we distribute the electricity that we produce. Historically, all power plants burned fuels, produced electricity, and fired it down the line through power cables that reached consumers in the company’s area.

Today, when a company produces more power than it needs, it can sell that power to another company or a community, again distributing it by cable. But there’s a new guy on the block (the power grid), and change is in the wind (and the sun in the form of solar power). Think “sharing.”

We will hear more and more about the grid as it unfolds, but this is going to shed a lot of light on energy savings. As our grids are set up, the idea is to make them larger and larger so that no energy is wasted. When one area is fully fed, the remaining energy can be sent through the grid to needy areas. Best of all we can share the less expensive power derived from wind turbines and solar panels.