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How about a Career as Wind Energy Technician?

Alternative Energy

Over the years, wind energy has become so popular that different regions of the world aim to implement wind-training programs from early school level to university level. It has also created new opportunities in the service sector. So how about a career as Wind Energy Technician?

Along with the growing demand for field technicians and operational maintenance or installation technicians, there are adequate opportunities in wind farms jobs. So to have a winning career in this sector it is important to have in-depth knowledge which can be gained through proper training.

To enter this sector it is fair to have prior training from an organized institute. With the increasing number of wind energy jobs, many institutes have now introduced specialized training in the wind energy sector. Aspirants can also follow a different approach by joining university labs which is popular for wind research.

Components of Good Training Programs

A good training program should provide proper theoretical as well as technical knowledge. It should teach them the right tactics to handle projects related to this sector so that at the end of the course candidates have knowledge about project start-up, project maintenance, and cost to carry out a particular function.Continue reading

Solar Power Bank – Free Residential Power

Alternative Energy , Green Living

The most important benefit of having residential solar power is that it reduces your high energy bills. Nobody likes to pay much for residential electricity. Check out also this Canadian Gabriel Parent-Leblanc video who is heating his small house with an amazing solar air heater that serves as a solar power bank. He has built this small house to prove that it is possible to live year-round in a small house, even in the harsh Canadian  northern climate:

Gabriel Parent-Leblanc heats his tiny house with an awesome solar air heater. He built his tiny house to prove it was possible to live in a tiny house year-round in a northern climate.

Most people have gotten used to paying for electrical bills as long as the cost was reasonable. In the period 970 – 2016, however, the cost of electricity has increased tremendously year after year.

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Biomass Pyramid – Balance is the Key in Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy , Green Living

Biomass is a type of renewable source that is from biological materials that are obtained from the recently living or living organisms like animal-based materials, vegetables and plants. Other materials like animal manure, slurries, straws, husks, poultry litter, trees, and agriculture can also be used to produce biomass. So when it comes to Biomass Pyramid – balance is the key in Alternative Energy!

In simpler terms, bioenergy is the fuel that is provided by recently living materials that are produced naturally such as animal fat, wood or plants. In a more complicated or scientific explanation, utilizing bacteria that are genetically modified so that it will create cellulosic ethanol can also produce Bioenergy. Oil and coal are also organic matter but they are not considered as sources for bioenergy since they were not living things in the first place.

One of the major impacts that bioenergy will have in our lives is that is can replace our existing diesel and petrol with little or no changes or modifications to the engines. Bioethanol and biodiesel are already making their names known that even some notable vehicle manufacturers are already pledging to support this discovery. Plus, with the go green movement, news about biodiesel and its positive impact on our environment have become more widespread.

There are different types of bioenergy and they can be produced in different ways and they also have different uses.

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Solar Energy Solutions

Alternative Energy , Green Living

Harnessing the sun’s energy makes sense because it is clean, green, and saves money in the long run. But the reality is that the cost involved with installing panels and collectors is still out of reach for the vast majority of homeowners. Fortunately, there are some cheap and easy ways to make the sun work for you. See these solar energy solutions, also for beginners:

Passive Solar
Passive solar means simply using or blocking the sun’s rays to heat or cool your home. This means that using your window coverings wisely can save you a ton on your power bills. Simply closing or angling your blinds to keep direct sunlight out can drop the interior temperature by 10 degrees. Try closing the window coverings on the south side of your house when you leave for the day during the summer months.

Without the sun’s hot light shining in the windows, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard. And in the winter, of course, doing the opposite can help heat your house. There tons of great looking blinds, awnings, and window films to help you harness or block the sun’s powerful rays.

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Climate Change Jobs – How colleges must take on a leading role

Alternative Energy , Green Living

A still relevant report from a few years ago is urging higher education leaders not only to engage in preventing climate change but to prepare for and respond to its impact. So let’s see – when it comes to climate change jobs – how colleges must take on a leading role.

The report, “Higher Education’s Role in Adapting to a Changing Climate,” compiled by the Higher Education Climate Adaptation Committee, states that many colleges and universities have taken some steps to mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

But these institutions “are having a key role to play when it comes to preparing our society to deal with the impact that climate change disruption across the globe” the report states. The discussion must shift to include prevention and adaptation, the report states, and colleges and universities have a unique opportunity to push that change.

The report recommends climate change-focused curriculum, research, risk management, and community engagement. It points out that colleges have the opportunity to serve as “hubs” in their local communities for climate change adaptation strategies.

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Hydrogen Generator – Use it as a gas saving device

Alternative Energy

HHO generators produce HHO gas, known as hydroxy gas. This gas is much more combustible than gasoline or diesel and when mixed with the engine’s primary source of fuel it generates a stronger explosion in the combustion chambers increasing the strength in the combustion process, meaning more efficiency. So if you want to use your Hydrogen Generator as a gas-saving device, check out this page.

There is an ongoing debate on the percentages of fuel energy efficiencies for modern engines. Some say that the engine is approximately 30% to 35% fuel efficient, the remaining 65% to 70% is fuel wastage, meaning that the fuel’s full potential is being released in the combustion process. While I’m not going deep into the subject of trying to conclude if these numbers are real or exaggerated, there is some fuel wastage, or else oxygen sensors would not be installed on modern engines which are constantly monitoring and sending data readings in volts to the PCM to rectify the fuel mixture.

How to produce “hydrogen on demand”?

Producing hydrogen, unless it is managed to be captured from the atmosphere – which proves extremely difficult, a type of hydrogen generator will be needed. One way of doing so is using water and separating its molecules. A water molecule (H20) contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms. An electrolysis process can be used to separate the hydrogen atoms from the water, forming HHO (oxyhydrogen), also known as “Brown’s Gas” which was named after Professor Yull Brown’s discovery.

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American Innovation, Resolve, and Persistence Wanted

Alternative Energy

The United States faces innumerable challenges. Policy experts could write entire treatises on all of these, but clear solutions may get lost in complicated or trivial details. As the Pareto principle reminds us, 80% of our results can be achieved by focusing 20% of our efforts on the most important activities. So, what if we concentrated our labors on two pivotal problems that American resolve, innovation, and persistence can, and must, successfully tackle – transportation and energy.

Let’s start with transportation. The US transportation system of highways, bridges, tunnels, and railroads is stressed, strained, and badly in need of repairs and upgrades. 7 of the 10 most congested cities are on the East Coast and West Coast. In fact, if you travel along the I-5 or I-95 corridors, you probably think that the 3 million large trucks in the US are directly in front of you. You may wonder why we don’t repair and expand the transportation system.

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Solar Energy World

Alternative Energy

Imagine being able to completely offset the cost of your electricity bills. Never again do you have to pay for electric energy. Instead, people are now able to generate their own electricity entirely through the use of solar energy systems. Welcome to the Solar Energy World. A solar energy system would make a great addition to your household. The ability to produce electricity for free is certainly enticing, isn’t it?

Thousands of people before you have made the jump into using solar energy for all of their electricity needs. Your home could benefit from a solar energy system and it would save you thousands every year.

In order to get the most rays from the sun, most solar energy systems will have panels that go directly onto your roof. Roof setups are the most effective way to use a solar panel set up because it has the most exposure to the sun. People who own homes aren’t the only ones who are taking advantage of solar energy systems. Big companies are also using them, connecting an immense number of solar panels to the roofs of their company buildings.Continue reading

16 reasons why the sun should be your valentine

Alternative Energy

Love is in the air…ah. Valentine ’s Day is a great reminder to let the people we care about know how we feel. As we run from store to store collecting chocolates, flowers, and cards, we thought this holiday would be a great opportunity to profess our love for the sun. So check out these 16 reasons why the sun should be your Valentine.

Unfortunately, our sonnet writing skills would make William Shakespeare roll in his grave.  Instead, we decided to create a list of all the reasons that the sun should be your Valentine this year. The best part, you don’t have to spend a dime to show your affection for it when you lease your solar home installation.

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Small Solar Panels – Use them for your home

Alternative Energy , Energy , Green Living

Getting solar panels for your home can dramatically affect your electricity bill. If you are used to paying hundreds or thousands of dollars per year for your electricity bill, be prepared to pay much less. So check out this post about small solar panels – Use them for your home!

You can offset the cost of electricity or even eliminate your bill altogether through the use of solar panels. The most popular set up for solar panels is having the panels attached to the roof. This gives the panels the biggest coverage area and exposes them to the most rays of the sun.

What kind of money can you expect to save? Your average solar panel system will save you around 50 dollars per month on your electricity bill. If you get a bigger system, one that’s designed to take on the full force of your electrical needs, you can expect to eliminate your electricity bill altogether. Incredible!

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