Daily Archives:October 5, 2012

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Portland General Electric Seeks Renewables Proposals for Approximately 100 MW

The RFP seeks approximately 100 “average megawatts” of renewable power, enough to serve more than 83,000 typical PGE residential customers. Energy sources must be at least 10 MW and can include wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, solar, and hydroelectric power. PGE said it may acquire either a single resource or a mix of resources to achieve the total desired renewable energy target. The utility anticipates the resources acquired will be brought into the company’s portfolio in the 2013-2017 timeframe.

October 5th

Retrofit or Relight: What’s The Difference and Which Is Best For Your Company

If you’re not a lighting professional, the language used to describe energy efficient lighting upgrades isn’t the most user-friendly. Being unfamiliar with the terms can make the choice of what type of lighting project to employ for your facility seem daunting. Relight, retrofit, 1-for-1 replacement, deeper retrofits – what is the difference and where do you begin?

October 5th

Spinning Conical Solar Cells Increase Output Twenty-Fold

Meet a new way to look at solar cells. This looks cooler than cool! All we have to do now is get the cost factor down. Source: Evan Ackerman – dvice  [repostus hash=a2c313fa144184f0287d1983e3cb4d87 title=Spinning+Conical+Solar+Cells+Increase+Output+Twenty-Fold host=The+Green+Optimistic short=1oVA9 snip=V3Solar+has+launched+an+innovative+design+to+the+conventional+flat+solar+cells+resulting+to+a+twenty-fold+increase+in+its+output%2C+owing+to+its+concentrator+lenses%2C+conical+shape%2C+and+revolving+assembly.+The+conical+shape+with+56o+angle+of+the+one-meter+high%2C+one-meter-wide+V3Solar+Spin+Cells+indulges%26hellip%3B thumb=2992636 jump=1]

October 5th

Guest Post: Responsible Management of Garden Pests

Managing pests used to simply be a case of finding the right chemicals from the closest hardware store and having at it. Now, this is no longer the case due to increasing concern for the environment and human/animal welfare. In order to help adapt to these changes, many scientists recommend using an ‘Integrated Pest Management’ strategy, or IPM for short.

October 5th