Saturday, September 16, 2006

Solar Energy

This week's Living On Earth had a good segment about solar power. I thought this little tidbit was interesting.

"Israel has actually a requirement on all new home construction to include a solar thermal system. Spain has the same requirement and Germany in fact has a strong demand for solar thermal systems. So just to give you some perspective, in the United States we are installing about 6,000 systems a year. In Germany they're installing 80-thousand systems per year, and in China they're installing 250-thousand solar water heating systems per year. So we are way behind the curve."

America is behind the curve? Whaaa? And with our government so worried about domestic energy.

And look at how much fun solar energy can be!

  • Solar Energy
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