Sunday, June 9, 2013
We don't need no stinking burning water
*LED lights saved utility customers $675 million in 2012. With a life of 5 to 15 years it also saves tens of thousands of older folks bulb changing fall injuries.
*GE's new 2.4MW wind turbine has a one minute battery back up. 1 minute, that's it? It's big this minute. A minute at full 2.4MW rate is a lot of power. If they were just pulling a small percent of the capacity load when it goes down it may carry that for a long time. Within a network of turbines this creates extra buffer for the system to adjust. No doubt battery backup will grow in these products.
*France has made a decision on fracking, NO! NEVER! Siting the damage it has done to rural residents health and water quality in the US. NO! Pass the cheese and wine, we don't need no stinking burning water.