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What Do You Call A Solar Energy Spill? April 28, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Nature, Sustainable Living.

What do you call a solar energy spill?

Answer:   A beautiful day.

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1. Andra Watkins - April 28, 2012


nrhatch - April 28, 2012

Here’s to cleaning up our energy sources in the future for the future . . . so we have a future.

2. D. M. Doughty - April 28, 2012

A sunburn in the making? Is this a trick question? 🙂

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

No . . . it’s BIG OIL with its oil spills and slicks up to the tricks!

It’s time for us to reclaim the planet for ourselves and our fellow inhabitants. Now . . . pass the sunscreen! 😎

3. sufilight - April 28, 2012

Wow, this is a to the point message. Perfect! My s/o who is a retired engineer once built a hot water solar collector for his home while living in Texas. He says it worked perfectly in heating his water. In the current home where we live, he set the water supply to come from a well instead of the city’s water supply. Never have had a shortage of water.

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

Excellent! My BIL (Florida) has a solar powered hot water heater which (most of the time) provides plenty of hot water ~ even with 2 teenagers in the house.

My younger brother (In Colorado) recently installed whole house solar panels attached to the grid . . . on sunny days, his meter runs backwards!

We are fortunate to have our energy from FP&L which uses renewable energy sources for much of the electricity we use . . . plus our house is SMALL so we don’t use much. 😎

4. sufilight - April 28, 2012

Thank you, Nancy, for the pingback! 🙂

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

You’re welcome . . . it’s all tied together, isn’t it? Consuming less energy, finding greener sources, buying less, enjoying life more, etc. 😀

5. kateshrewsday - April 28, 2012

Just beautiful. Here’s to solar energy 🙂

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

Solar power is not terribly productive on days filled with raindrops (fat bottomed, or otherwise). 😉

Geothermal and wind may, one day, provide MOST of our energy needs on even the cloudiest days.

kateshrewsday - April 28, 2012

We have solar panels. They are useless for half the year…ho hum…

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

That’s excellent . . . and not surprising, given the number of soggy days you experience (with chin on windowsills).

6. barb19 - April 28, 2012

A solar energy spill = beautiful day – I like that! Must remember it.

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

Green America sent an e-mail with that catchy question . . . and I had to share. 😀

barb19 - April 29, 2012

I’m glad you did, I love it!

7. Team Oyeniyi - April 28, 2012

Ahhhh – that’s better!

We have winter coming on, so I will be looking at your Florida shots for my dose of sunshine for a few months I think!

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

Your summer seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye. Hope your winter is mild mannered.

Team Oyeniyi - April 28, 2012

Not as mild mannered as yours. We do get frosts and hit slightly below zero (C, not F scale) every now and then. Our summer goes for 3 months – is that short? 4 seasons, 3 months each….. and out autumn is nice. Just cooler in the mornings and evenings, but the days are still great – most of the time.

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

We can get down to 32 F / 0 C in Florida . . . but usually just 1-2 nights a year.

Summer temps prevail for 6 mos (May – Oct.) with Spring & Fall temps making up most of the rest of the year.

The average daily HIGH temps range from 24 C in Jan. and Feb to 33 C in July and Aug.

8. Tammy - April 28, 2012

Love that spill!

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

Isn’t it great . . . the birds like it too! 😎

9. Patricia - April 28, 2012

love it!

nrhatch - April 28, 2012

A cleaner BRIGHTER future for our planet. 😀

10. bluebee - April 29, 2012

An effective, succinct way of getting the message across

nrhatch - April 29, 2012

Yes. When I saw the e-mail from Green America, it immediately grabbed my attention.

11. sweetdaysundertheoaks - April 29, 2012

It looks so beautiful Nancy!

nrhatch - April 29, 2012

This is one of my favorite beach photos . . . it may even have been taken in Venice! I can’t recall the exact location. We were househunting and stopped on the beach for a breather.

Aah . . . that’s better!

sweetdaysundertheoaks - April 29, 2012

I would love to be in Venice today. Nasty storms here right now. CH keeps checking Florida weather every ding dang day telling me it’s sunny and 80 😀

nrhatch - April 29, 2012

We’re getting into the “rainy season” . . . but the rain tends to pass through quickly. We had a “car washer” last night right AFTER we got back from our evening walk.

CH is a big tease . . . isn’t he? 😀

12. jannatwrites - April 29, 2012

This is great! I would love to get solar panels on our house, but when I checked a couple years ago, it was $25,000 up front (after rebates.) We don’t have 25K laying around, so we passed (for now.) Still would like to do it someday, though.

nrhatch - April 29, 2012

I wanted solar panels too, but the price seemed outside our grasp. Now, I want the country to invest in a grid based on renewable energy so that all individual consumers have to do is “plug into it.”

Another currently available option in some states, leasing:


Arizona is one of the 8 states!

nrhatch - April 29, 2012

And the grid is starting to change:

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