Solar Power

Ohio Solar Tour - This Weekend

Submitted by Charles Frost on Fri, 10/05/2007 - 09:46.

This weekend...
Take the Ohio Solar Tour!
Friday-Sunday, October 5-7, 2007
Download your free copies at:

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Solar Powered Vending Machine

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 09/26/2007 - 20:30.

Solar Powered Vending Machine

Location has always been the key to selling products, this machine has no restriction. Wherever the customers, the machine can be placed, static or mobile. It has its own internal supply of DC energy. Should power cuts occur, it will carry on operating when conventional machine stop. No matter if the skies are grey, rain or even at night, 365 days a year.

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Another Reason To ♥ Solar Power

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 06/28/2007 - 13:25.

A Chart Of Future Green Energy Resources 

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Even the Pope is "Going Solar"

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 06/06/2007 - 06:26.

Leaders of all sorts are keen for green right now. It's trendy for a start, so a guaranteed popularity boost. And also, to drop the cynicism shield for a second, it's possible that these people really care about the environment. In the UK, as we approach election time, we have seen Tony Blair and David Cameron attempting to install various alternative energy devices on their homes, with equally disastrous results. Celebrities are falling over each other to get into either a Prius or a Tesla, and even the Pope is doing his part.

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Solar Power - How About A Level "Playing Field"?

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 13:21.

It is unimaginable to me that a technologically advanced civilization would readily commit environmental and economic suicide when we have most of the necessary clean tech tools already developed. Not effectively leveling this cost comparison playing field now is one step closer to that potential unimaginable outcome.

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A Solar Option For Your Prius!!! (or other hybrid)

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 12:23.

Solar Powered Prius

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07.05.27 Header of the Day: Edwin at the Inner Circle

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/27/2007 - 01:53.

Edwin at Inner Circle Restaurant

Located in the heart of the historic Hough Bakeries Complex is the Inner Circle, a weekend club and reception facility operated for the past 7 years by the Hot Sauce Williams family. Starting shortly, operation of the Inner Circle will expand to extended hours every day, featuring a cybercafe, meeting space, computer terminals, free wifi, independent film, the Linux Cafe, art, culture, and great food, coffee, and even wine tastings, via a broader partnership of friends. This pan is from the deck and patio area, and features Guyanese chef and reggae performer and DJ Edwin, who will help operate the Inner Circle, shown with Hot Sauce Williams founder LeMaud Williams, as well.

Give solar energy chance

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sat, 05/19/2007 - 20:44.

Give solar energy chance

Give solar energy chance

By Andrew Korfhage

In the early 1980s, the future looked bright for solar energy. The Carter administration had published the report "A New Prosperity," detailing how emerging technologies and smart policy could together help the United States meet 28 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by the year 2000. Before he left office, President Jimmy Carter installed a solar thermal water heater on the roof of the White House, and the government extended federal solar energy tax credits to homeowners so they could do the same.

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Earth's Favorite Car?

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 05/16/2007 - 08:06.

The Zenn Car


As a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of electric vehicles, we thrive on providing drivers with choices they can feel good about. Working with our internationally respected partners, we’re bringing the world’s finest zero-emission vehicles to you—setting a new standard for what electric vehicles can be. The culmination of this passion for quality, the ZENN™, the only luxury NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) on the market.

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Submitted by Charles Frost on Tue, 05/08/2007 - 09:05.


US National Archives & Records Administration Facility, Waltham, MA. Photo courtesy of Sika Sarnafil Roofing Systems, Inc.

US National Archives & Records Administration Facility,
Waltham, MA. Photo courtesy of Sika Sarnafil Roofing Systems, Inc.

University Circle Blog on Joe Stanley and "Design for people, not institutions"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 17:46.

Joe Stanley

 It is very nice to see my favorite real urban planner Joe Stanley featured on Lee Batdorff's very informative University Circle Blog - and thanks to Joe for mentioning us here at realneo! We set up and host his site, which is one of the best uses of Drupal in this region, and presents excellent work by a talented planner and designer. Joe is working on all the community development projects I'm involved with, including overall East Cleveland planning and the Star Intergenerational Neighborhood planning and The Intergenerational School, along with other work Joe does independently.

Just A Nice Perspective On Solar Power

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 07:26.

PV Panels Being Installes On A Workshed Roof


****(....this is part of a series of articles, and the author is just finishing up the building of his workshop)****

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ECOSSystem - Extending Community Open Source System

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/25/2007 - 17:20.

While not currently a powerhouse in Free Open Source Software (FOSS), Northeast Ohio is positioned to begin excelling with FOSS in some very strategic ways that may add great value to the regional economy. 

Because of FOSS, we may now bridge the digital divide more quickly and completely here than has any other large urban center in America, we may soon have the highest percentage of workforce properly educated for the new economy, and we may lead the world in some fields of application development and technology innovation with global, open standards, all if the region now embraces FOSS..

Leading the World in SOLAR POWER

Submitted by Serendipity on Wed, 04/18/2007 - 15:56.

If you thought you needed to have solar panels in extremely sunny places to make it worth while, then think again!  Germany is leading the world in energy produced by the sun. This fact does not surprise me.  The Germans have been energy savvy for a long time.  I remember a trip to Münich in 1990, when I was amazed at the advanced system they had in place for commuters on bicycles.  Not only did they have separate bicycle lanes in the busy roads, but they even had traffic lights specifically for cyclists.

    If Germany can produce 1,000 Kilowatt hours per square meter per year, from solar power alone, imagine what places with extremely sunny climates can do.  However, the point is, it does not matter how little sun there is, anything is better than nothing.

   Got Solar Power?

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TOD update from Richard McDougald Enty, Planning Team Leader, Programming & Planning Department, GCRTA

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/28/2007 - 17:02.

I received an informative email this afternoon from Richard McDougald Enty, Planning Team Leader, Programming & Planning Department, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, about some of their Transit Oriented Development initiatives and vision. It is very exciting to see this as an active subject for discussion and planning here. I am a strong supporter of Transit Oriented Development and consider it the core foundation on which we should rebuild the City of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.  Here is the vision from RTA:

Giants to put solar panels on AT&T Park

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 03/22/2007 - 12:20.
Giants to put solar panels on AT&T Park
Change a part of team's initiative to help save energy

By Ryan Quinn / Special to