Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Let The Sunshine Through

Not enough sun in Ohio for solar produced electric power to be effective? Think again. In the three years of operation, the small and already outdated and inefficient solar array on Nelson Ave has produced 234,255 kilowatt hours (KWH) for city use.
Some day in the distant future all the available carbon based oil and gas will be gone and if we continue to use dirty coal our grandchildren and their children will be at risk of a climate change that will negatively affect their lives. On the other hand the sun will shine and the wind will blow because we can't use them up.

So far the little solar array that could has prevented the burning of 100 tons of coal. In addition, since each ton of coal when burned combines with atmospheric oxygen to produce three tons of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide that's 300 tons of CO2 not not released into the atmosphere.
For a technical explanation of coal combustion see:

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