Monday, November 24, 2014

JP Auclair - My Mother-in-Law's Favorite Post

JP Auclair Street Segment (from All.I.Can.) from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.
My mother-in-law visited recently.  She's the best.
With her arrival came some of the first flakes of the season and she shared that not only did she love the JP Auclair "Street Segment" video that I linked to years ago, but she also had found a great video that focused on the making of the "Street Segment".  My mother-in-law doesn't even ski!

The Creative Seggy: Behind the Scenes of the "JP Auclair Street Segment" from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.

RIP JP.  Thanks!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Energiewende - The Energy Transition

"Electric utility executives all over the world are watching nervously as technologies they once dismissed as irrelevant begin to threaten their long-established business plans. Fights are erupting across the United States over the future rules for renewable power. Many poor countries, once intent on building coal-fired power plants to bring electricity to their people, are discussing whether they might leapfrog the fossil age and build clean grids from the outset."

New York Times - September 13, 2014

My parents sent me this article.  It is very good.  If you are interested in reading the whole piece you can click here.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Triple Tracker Turns in 70K

Richard wrote on Halloween to note the 5-year anniversary of his solar PV power plant.  This was a fun project, and worth revisiting here on the blog.  The system is connected to Dominion Power's transmission system in Goochland Co. VA and has now generated more than 70,000 kWh.

The full post on the project which uses three dual-axis trackers from Array Technologies, SolarWorld PV modules, and SMA SunnyBoy inverter equipment was posted in September of 2011.  You can check it out by clicking here.