Andrew Rhody's Comments

March 26, 2015

Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution

Hey, at least the Chinese are trying, since 2013 they've changed their direction more towards clean or at least more clean energy. Gee, we still have people in congress that deny globel warming.

March 05, 2015

Utilities Stymie Japan’s Solar Developers Over Grid Connections

Sounds crazy to me.Too much renewable energy for th grid? Good for them!

February 25, 2015

In the Time It Takes to Read This Story, A Solar Array Will Go Up Somewhere

In 2013 put up 6KWs of Solar. Installed it myself for 14 grand. At present KWh rate should pay for itself in 12 to 13 years. With GATS credits should be much faster than that.

Took the 14 grand out of a mutual fund. Savings started the next month. I was thinking of cutting costs of my retirment. Electric bil reduced by 87% in 1st year. The mutual fund came back. I didn't even feel anything.

November 15, 2014

Netherlands Installs World's First Solar Bike Path

I'm gonna wait and see. I think that there might be something to this!

November 15, 2014

Winter Is Coming! Five Ways the Changing Seasons Impact Renewable Energy

This will be our 2nd winter for 28 solar panels on our garage roof. I just bought a "Leaf Blower" to help clear the snow. We'll see how that works.

March 10, 2013

Join the Solar Freedom Cause to Reduce Rooftop Installation Costs by 50%

Completed a 2000 watt grid-tie windmill system in October. Although the local building code people were reasonable, my utility company, REA, charged me 792 bucks to get hooked up leagally. At around 150 bucks, the local building code people inspected my windmill pole foundation, did the electrical inspection, or basically did all the work. Then they sent that info to REA. Then REA had me fill out a REAP agreement, plugged in an additional meter to measure my wind power which I had installed the meter socket, and programed my existing smart meter for an addtional 792 bucks.

Now I'm thinking about solar but the thought of dealing with them is making me think twice.

February 21, 2013

Wind Farms: A Noisy Neighbor?

I have a 312 foot diameter Gamesa behind my house and yes it makes noise. A small hum from the nacelle and a small swishing sound when the bottom blade passes when standing under it. At my house 1/2 mile away, I hear nothing.

On the other hand, when a Harley Davidson goes past my house, no one can talk until it's 3/4's of a mile away. There's no comparison.

December 17, 2012

Is District Heating the Way Forward for Renewable Energy?

I was told that at the turn of the last century here in Johnstown Pa, that the city was heated by steam from a central coal plant. The business's got charged my the amount of water that was condenced from their building.

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