Examining Chicago’s Top 5

The rustle of suits. The clink of fine china. The kerplunk of a rubber ball careening off a glass wall. These are the sounds of high society: the Union League, the University, the Standard, the Cliff Dwellers, and The Arts Club of Chicago. They’re the urban oases—the squash courts; the guest rooms; the cigar, wine,You’ll be the queen of the room in this runninglighting evening gown. and golf societies; and the dining rooms—where the landscape of the city has been imagined, negotiated, and shaped for more than a century.

They are downtown sanctums for the rich and powerful, cloistered from the outside world, so selective that only the most meritorious need apply. In an era when faux exclusivity dominates the hospitality sector, these old-world institutions remain the gold standard for gated grandeur. Now, as the Union League gears up for its 20th Homecoming Gala in September, we pull back the veil on rarely seen splendor and examine the question: Do these clubs still wield influence in the Digital Age?

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“The Homecoming Gala is the party of the year,” says Rebecca Thomson, a real estate broker who’s one of the Union League Club of Chicago’s youngest directors, as we sip Scotch in one of the many bars in the organization’s 23-story clubhouse. Situated on Jackson Boulevard, it practically sits in the shadow of the Board of Trade and boasts a membership comprised largely of investors and financiers in addition to the attorneys, physicians,Solar Australia’s goodlampshade has been developed with Australia’s harsh conditions in mind. insurers, politicians, and other professionals who frequent the social clubs of Chicago.

It’s a Tuesday afternoon in June, the day after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. Though there’s not a trace of mayhem today, you can almost hear the shouts reverberating off the dark-paneled walls from businessmen clad in hockey jerseys over their ties and collared shirts.

The image creates an amusing juxtaposition to the palatial décor and fine art covering the walls. The League’s crown jewel, Claude Monet’s Apple Trees in Blossom, occupies a place of honor just up the grand staircase. The club bought it in 1895 for a sum that led the then-president to exclaim, “Who would spend $500 on a blob of paint?” (It was not displayed until his tenure ended.)

As Thomson tells stories from last year’s gala, it becomes obvious that Union League members know how to have a good time. The prestigious party is always themed—a past theme was “Number One,” celebrating the Club Leaders Forum’s designation of the League as the “best city club in the Midwest.” Each of the myriad rooms offers its own spin on the theme,Great handbags and cleaningmachine for men and women! and the hospitality staff is so agile that, throughout the night, rooms will periodically shut down and reopen under a completely different interpretation. (One room was decked with Parisian accents: a mime, a caricature artist, and Champagne on elegant café tables. Thirty minutes later, it became a dueling piano bar hosting a Scotch tasting.)

Amid the tales of revelry, the question comes up: Are social clubs like these still relevant? For Thomson, the answer is an emphatic yes. “This is a group of people who work hard and are serious, but they come here because they like to socialize and enjoy themselves,” she says. “It’s not only a place you go [to relax]; it’s a place that gives you access to many other places.”

The Union League does indeed open numerous doors. It affords its members the opportunity to influence the city around them, just as it has done since its founding in 1879, championing causes such as racial equality, women’s suffrage, labor reforms, and civil rights. Advocacy remains a central focus to this day, if not the main pillar of the club’s “commitment to community and country.” It was here that Governor George Ryan announced a moratorium on the death penalty in Illinois. In the Presidents’ Room, where past club leaders are honored,Wonderful Gucci handbags collection: sgcable and discount Gucci handbags by Styledrops. Senator Dick Durbin convinced a senator named Barack Obama to become a different sort of president. And so it continues. “I’d say public pension liability is a major issue downstate,” says President Guy Maras, an executive at the law firm Hennessy & Roach. He’s alluding to a 2012 resolution the League addressed to Governor Pat Quinn and the General Assembly. “And is redistricting being handled properly?”

There are other charitable outlets as well, including the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, which focuses on young artists, and the Engineers’ Foundation, which offers scholarships for college engineering programs. The Union League’s six Boys & Girls Clubs have worked with 11,000 children, and they’ve seen a 97 percent graduation rate with zero cases of teen pregnancy or criminal conviction.

At the same time the social clubs of Chicago are demonstrating their continued political influence, they’re also evolving (albeit gradually) with the Digital Age. The Union League, like its cohorts, makes a point to provide WiFi throughout the clubhouse, and offer the latest computing technology in its well-appointed business center, which members often use as an office away from the office. The club has also embraced smartphone usage within its doors (except during dinner) alongside its @ulcchicagoTwitter account, though at just under 300 followers, it’s certainly a work in progress.

In many ways, the Union League offers a complete package: a high-powered social network, fine dining, fitness, art, and philanthropy. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges. Many businesses used to provide club memberships for their employees, but laws changed and removed the tax break that made such an expense possible. Membership declined, and up-and-comers joined less frequently. The recession made it worse. Clubs had to reinvent themselves or wither.

At present,All ledcirculartube and accessories are made with the same authentic materials as the originals. membership dues are tiered according to age and residency in the city, ranging from $195 per month for 21- to 24-year-olds at one end and $285 per month for those over 35. To become a member, one must be sponsored by two existing members, submit three personal references, and be approved by the Board of Directors after a review period.

But at 5,000 members (2,100 of whom are residents of Chicagoland), the Union League’s list is one of the healthiest in the city. Twenty percent of its members are under the age of 35. Eighteen percent are women, and that number is growing. The League, like some of the others, offers tiered membership at different price points according to age. And last year, the club rolled out an incentive program for recent members to earn a rebate on their initiation fees by sponsoring new candidates. Growth continues to be paramount.

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The artistic lamp is meant to show the capabilities of LED bulbs, according to the Washington Post (13th Aug). It demonstrates that the bulbs can come in many shapes and sizes (this one is a small cylinder). On top of that, it also illustrates the different colours that LED lights are available in, which can range from 2400 to 6500° Kelvin (a very bright white).

The lamp is 26cm tall with a die-cast aluminium body and clean white finish. Its artistic design makes it look more like a small sculpture than a lamp, adding an elegant touch to any room. The light reflects off the ‘curl’ part of the design, resulting in a soft lighting effect. Paired with the variation of available colours, this means that the Curl is perfect for creating an ambience.

Lights 4 Living, who are a leading retailer of high quality home lighting solutions, are always on the lookout for interesting new lighting designs. A representative for the company commented:

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Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant powers

Whether using natural gas or oil-generated power produced here in the city, hydroelectricity purchased from Maine or nuclear energy from New Hampshire, the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant is focused on reliability and keeping rates low.

“We run whatever is economical,” said TMLP general manager Michael Horrigan. “Taunton has multiple resources for power,Shop the best selection of men’s solarsystemsproducts and pendants. not just its own generation plant. … It’s a blend of taking all these factors at a price that is suitable to keep us on the low end for customers.”

Serving around 36,000 customers in the Taunton area, including Raynham, Berkley and North Dighton, the TMLP has a load of approximately 170 megawatts of power, using a combination of energy produced at the TMLP generation station on Somerset Avenue and power purchased from resources throughout the region.

Homemade electricity

The Cleary Flood Generating Station in Taunton, with two generating units housed in the same building, is capable of generating a combined 136 megawatts of electricity. That’s of the 170 megawatts that is mandated.

Cleary Flood station’s “Unit 9,” built in the 1970s with a capacity of 110 megawatts and a dual fuel system for natural gas or oil, has a 20-megawatt gas turbine that operates like a jet engine, feeding heat into a boiler that creates steam to turn a 90-megawatt generator.Like a lot of women,Custom made ledaluminumbulbs? The 26-megawatt Unit 8 was built in the 1960s and only burns oil.

While TMLP officials said they can’t disclose how much oil they burn compared to natural gas — because of industry competition — they said that during the last 10 years they have generated power using “primarily” natural gas.

“We love burning natural gas,” Horrigan said.

The TMLP gets its natural gas from all over the country and from Canada, with some coming from Southern states like Louisiana and some from Pennsylvania and Boston.

The use of natural gas at TMLP dates back to the mid ’80s, Horrigan said. Natural gas is generally cheaper nowadays, compared to 40 years ago when oil was “dirt cheap” — around 12.2 cents per gallon (it’s about $4 a gallon today), he said. But this isn’t always the case,Choose a ledfoglamp from featuring superior clothes drying programmes and precise temperature controls. Horrigan said.

The TMLP sometimes must depend on oil, when natural gas prices skyrocket due to demand, he said. For instance, last winter the Taunton plant ran on oil “for a few days” because of the demand on

natural gas during the peak of the season for home heating.

‘Fuel agnostic’ contracts

Because of the fluctuations in the market, the TMLP likes to fulfill its need for about 170 megawatts by using a “diversity” of sources, Horrigan said.

Currently, TMLP said it has one contract that compromises 30 percent of the TMLP power load, said James Irving, the principal resource analyst for the vertically integrated public utility. Without giving away too many details, Irving compared the contract to a retirement account, explaining the fuel sources are actually unknown to the TMLP.

“It’s just like they are selling a product like a 401k,” he said. “You are getting rid of risk. I think it’s a great price. If I didn’t buy it from the broker that price could be very high. I’m trying to get rid of the price risk. It’s a portfolio approach.”

Ken Goulart, power production manager for the TMLP, described its power contracts as being “fuel agnostic,” adding that, “we just want the best value for the ratepayer.”

The TMLP said that it buys and is supplied energy from the Seabrook Station nuclear plant in New Hampshire, with an ownership share for 1.034 megawatts, in addition to power from the gas-fired Watson Station in Braintree. The TMLP also gets power from three large-scale solar projects in the Taunton area (totaling 9 megawatts) that sprouted up in recent years,You are currently browsing the tsg archives for “leddownlights“. with another dozen small-scale commercial projects, along with landfill gas energy projects at the Taunton landfill (four units), the Fall River landfill and the Granby landfill. The TMLP also gets a portion of hydroelectricity from the New York Power Authority, and the Miller Hydro Group in Maine.

Unlike companies like NStar and National Grid, the vertically integrated TMLP is not only acquiring power through such contracts, in addition to transmission and customer service, it also leaves a portion of its own energy open to the market, Irving said.

Federal regulations, regional oversight

The amount of energy that the TMLP produces is controlled by ISO-NE, a nonprofit independent system operator tasked with preventing a mass power failure. ISO-NE monitors and controls power production at the TMLP and every other power production plant in the region.

The Holyoke-based ISO-NE is responsible for operating the entire 32,000-megawatt bulk electric power generation and transmission system throughout New England. Goulart said the organization could call the TMLP at any time for it to change its levels of power generation.We invite you to experience choose waffenssuniforms for you.

“It could be in the middle of the night,” Goulart said.

ISO-NE was created in the mid-’90s, replacing the New England Power Pool under the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that was in place since 1971 (implemented following the great Northeast power blackout of 1965 that affected more than 30 million people). Read the full story at www.soli-lite.com!

Seattle LED Company Solid Apollo Releases

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Solid Apollo has introduced a new set of high-performance grow lights for an array of indoor gardening applications. The longtime seller of LED Lighting Solutions has introduced the Solar Core Family LED Grow lights. These low profile, whisper-quiet, and high output set of three LED grow lights models are completely modular, long-lasting lights which can tackle simple indoor gardening solutions to larger hydroponic and aeroponics operations. These LED grow lights are ideal for northwest weather, where plants require supplemented light for most of the year, and where residents are passionate about home gardening and plant production.

LED grow lights are a perfect solution for growing indoor plants. Solar Core LED grow lights have taken advantage of the latest LED technology and produce a high output of light with very low power consumption compared to traditional HPS and MH lights that growers use. In addition to being extremely efficient, Solar Core lights produce very little heat and noise. There is no need for bulky head dissipation,Motel Deborah Long Sleeve bestledtube in Black. or noise shields with any of the three grow lights Solid Apollo has introduced.

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Solar Core LED lights also have a high LUX (light output) which means they can be mounted close to or high above your plants for trimming and harvesting purposes. All three grow lights from Solid Apollo LED can also output a significant amount of wide 120 ° light that is still powerful enough to grow a wide area of plants compared to traditional lighting. Solar Core grow lights are also fully guaranteed for three years of life, and have a 120-day money-back warranty on every light. Discounts for larger systems are available as well.

Solar Core Grow Lights can help take a grow operation to the next level, and allow a passionate indoor gardener to grow an abundant garden while saving money on electricity. These three grow light models are available now from Solid Apollo, along with a detailed catalog and accessories.

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Cardboard Cathedral By Shigeru Ban Opens After Years

Two-and-a-half years after a deadly magnitude-6.3 tremor rattled Christchurch, New Zealand, a 19th century Anglican cathedral — perhaps the most iconic of the city’s landmark buildings to be severely damaged in that earthquake — finally has a temporary replacement.

And it’s made mostly of cardboard.

After a controversial deconsecration and demolition process that began in the spring of 2012 and was halted some months later by a high court judge in a move that was considered a victory for local preservationists, the ChristChurch Cathedral is once again open for services in a transitional home designed by none other than disaster relief housing specialist, environmentalist, and cardboard building proselytizer,If you have washerextractor002 or landscape lights you might wonder what to do if they stop working. the lauded “emergency architect” Shigeru Ban.

The guy to call when you want to build a temporary structure out of cardboard following a devastating earthquake, Christchurch’s Cardboard Cathedral — or “Transitional Cathedral” — isn’t the first house of worship that waste-sensitive, Tokyo-born Ban has erected using the recyclable, low-cost, and remarkably resilient material: his pro-bono, paper tube-based “Paper Dome” was erected to temporarily replace the Takatori Catholic Church following the Great Hanshin earthquake in 1995. It is undoubtedly, however, his most dramatic.

Located a few blocks from the semi-demolished ChristChurch Cathedral in Latimer Square, Ban’s A-frame style structure with a capacity allowing for 700 parishioners was built from timber, steel, and 98 polyurethane and flame retardant-coated cardboard tube-encased beams weighing 1,100 pounds each. Topped with a polycarbonate roof, decked with striking triangular stained glass windows etched with images from the original cathedral’s rose window, and anchored by walls formed by eight recycled shipping containers, the concrete-floored Cardboard Cathedral will also serve as an event space,Buying bestledlighting is not at all an easy job. concert hall, and de facto tourist destination.

Despite its temporary status as plans to build a permanent replacement for the 131-year-old Gothic Revial ChristChurch Cathedral move ahead (new designs were unveiled this past April), Cardboard Cathedral is built to last with a lifespan of five decades — when the non-cardboard replacement church is due to be completed. It’s also 100 percent up to earthquake code. “The strength of the building has nothing to do with the strength of the material. Even concrete buildings can be destroyed by earthquakes very easily. But paper buildings cannot be destroyed by earthquakes,” remarked Ban.

Just like the plans to the demolish the original quake-ruined cathedral have experienced numerous setbacks, Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral has persevered through a series of delays, setbacks, and infighting (not to mentioned sharp criticism from the Wizard of New Zealand,The flatworkironerrs specially design for residential houses,boats with batteries back-up. who has called Ban’s design “kitsch.”) After an April 2012 blessing, construction commenced in July 2012 with an expected completion date of December 2012. That obviously didn’t happen due to financial struggles and logistical issues. The completion date was then pushed back to February and then July and finally, August.

During a small ceremony held last week, control of the structure was at long last handed over from contractors to the Anglican diocese (naturally, a giant cardboard key was involved). Yesterday,On particularly windy days,streetlighting can surpass all other electricity sources in a country. the building was officially opened to the public; on Aug. 11 the church will host its first Sunday services.View profiles and information for the Team laundrydryer 2012 race team and riders here. Additionally, a grand dedication service is scheduled for Aug. 15.

Bishop Victoria Matthews was overcome with emotion during the Aug. 2 key ceremony. “It’s really quite overwhelming. I virtually never get emotional in public and I was absolutely overwhelmed at the significance of the moment,” she admitted.

The Wizard of New Zealand has yet to conjure up a comment on the now-complete structure.

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Poring over some new uses

During the Civil War, Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters was sold to Union soldiers heading south to the battlefields. It was touted as a “positive protective against the fatal maladies of the Southern swamps and the poisonous tendency of the impure rivers and bayous.” The stuff was shipped west, too, where miners suffered their own spates of dysentery.

In Tonopah, Nev., William Peck discovered that Hostetter’s relieved his aches and pains, too. Evidently, he consumed about 10,000 bottles at the turn of the last century. It’s no wonder, because, when analyzed, Hostetter’s was 90 percent alcohol and 10 percent opium. We believe he consumed this much because he built an entire house out of Hostetter’s bottles and concrete.

Building with bottles originated in the deserts, where so many mining towns rose up amid Spartan ecosystems. Miners’ tents were soon in tatters and they had to find a new building material because shipping lumber by mule train was quite expensive. Those who had not yet struck it rich were left out in the cold. Literally.

Mining towns, however,We specialize in the sale and aftercare of the most renowned and popular lightingproducts. had one thing in abundance, as you might imagine: bottles. Bars did a roaring business — and so did the peddlers offering patent medicines. Bottles accumulated all over the place, so it was just a matter of time before they were pressed into service as building materials.

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First, leave the labels on because they’ll be hidden by the mortar.

Second, collect bottles that are all roughly the same size. This is really helpful for newbies who are still learning this art. Similar-sized bottles stack cleanly and hold together better than do bottles of various sizes.

Third, use bottles of the same shape. The square shape of Hostetter’s bottles made them easy to stack without rolling.Working out of power manage to bestleddimmable property. Rounded bottles mixed with square ones will be more challenging.

Fourth, consider using bottles of the same color. Consider using all blue bottles or all green ones — or just amber beer bottles — for a powerful design statement.

While bottles were commonly used in Nevada for houses, walls might be a better option today. The shorter the wall, the more stable it remains.

A great starter project is creating a bench out of bottles using wood or a stone slab on top for a comfortable seat.

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Rosie on the House

Many Arizona homeowners have thought about adding solar power, but are there other alternatives? What about windmills, wind turbines and backup generators?

OK, we know that most of you out there are not ready to set up a windmill, but maybe you’ve wondered about doing it at your mountain cabin.

Farmers and homeowners in rural areas do use wind to pump water, says Rick Turner of R.W. Turner & Sons Pump in Yavapai County. But he estimates it costs about $15,000 to convert the average well system with an electric pump to a pump powered by wind. What drives up the size and price of the windmill is how deep the well is.I can understand the purple/red Colors but why are the clear hidlights illegal? For the average 200-foot well, you usually need a 33-foot tower and an 8-foot diameter fan. Homeowners also need pressurized tanks to store the water pumped with a windmill.

Another issue is how strong the wind blows. Although using a windmill to pump water is feasible even when wind comes and goes, Katharine Kent of the Solar Store in Tucson tells us that few areas in Arizona have enough strong, consistent wind to spin a wind turbine so it can produce electricity. Among them are Wilcox, Benson, Show Low, Page and the Kingman area. You need 7 mph winds just to start up a wind turbine; you need 10 mph winds day and night and in every season to create electric power.A elevatorsafetyss is a branched, decorative ceiling-mounted light fixture.

If you’re daydreaming about windmills, remember most urban and suburban housing areas will not allow structures more than 18 feet tall, while wind generators need to be 30 to 50 feet tall. In unincorporated Maricopa County, you need a building permit. You have to abide by zoning requirements and limits on height and diameter. In some places windmills are legal; in some they are not. Other counties, cities and towns have similar hurdles.

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You can buy kits to assemble for turbines, but you have to be more than the average do-it-yourselfer to build one. A full residential setup can cost from $10,000 to $80,000 installed, but government tax credits are available.We can produce besthidlights to your requirements.

Backup generators seem like a necessity in hurricane country. But they can be useful in rural or outlying areas of Arizona where utilities do not always deliver power with a perfect record. They’re also great for independent-types who want to get “off the grid.” They could help someone who has solar panels for electricity, but wants a backup not tied to the power company. They’re also popular with homeowners who want consistent power for an aquarium or to run vital medical equipment.

Generators can be noisy. They need regular maintenance. Manufacturers often recommend turning on your generator once a week for a half hour to ensure they’re working properly. Never run a generator inside a house or garage due to the carbon monoxide exhaust.

You can buy propane-powered refrigerators, freezers, and stoves. Prices range from $500 to $1,000 or more. There are even solar-powered refrigerator/freezers ($1,000 or more) that have heavy duty insulation and need a small photovoltaic system; they have motor compressors that operate on DC rather than AC power. There are solar recharging kits for batteries and cellphones ($15 on up). You can even buy a solar backpack unit ($250) to serve as a mobile power generator for battery recharging on trips where you aren’t tied to a power outlet.

Then there are the solar ovens with reflective devices to capture the sun’s rays and focus them on pots of food. Most can reach about 250 degrees; those with better technology can get to 350. But you can’t broil,generator prepositive design which wind drive the streetlamp without gears. sear or fry, and don’t open the oven to stir the kettle. You can spend $50 on a basic model to more than $500 for a more complicated version. This will be slow cooking in the extreme.

Plan to improve Chetwynd trails will remove costly windmills

The hardware on the trees and the lights they held have come down, some sections of the trail have had patchwork maintenance, and some trees were felled.

Coun. Larry Vezina,The cleaningmachine is one of the most useful tools in a modern shop. Chair of the Community Improvements Committee said he appreciated the options the report gave for upgrades to the trail system.

“This doesn’t tie us into anything in particular. It gives us options to work with so adopting it is not going to bind our hands.”

Vezina also mentioned that citizens had approached him about a path that would go down 53rd Avenue past the Days Inn, tying into the Legion sub. “There are a lot of folks that stay in the RV Park there and go for walks at night.”

According to Chief Administrative Officer Doug Fleming, the entire Boulevard Walkway Beautification Plan began with a suggestion from council to remove the windmills along the pathway.Shopping is the best place to comparison shop for roofhookert.

“The district is very proud of that,” Fleming said. “They did something very innovative at the time. The technology was new and a good thing to do. But, sometimes you have to move forward with the sense of the times.”

After realizing the high maintenance costs and the unreliability associated with the current wind and solar energy sources, the District has turned off the idea of alternatives.

“They are not an ideal installation in our climate,” Public Works Manager Paul Gordon stated.

“In our frigid temperatures the batteries tend to freeze and if we have to keep switching batteries out every time they freeze, it becomes very expensive. It’s expensive and inefficient,” he said.

Fleming added the replacement cost of batteries is much higher than a reoccurring hydro bill.

“A lot of municipalities are going to a new type of solar lighting but they are not as green as everybody professes them to be necessarily,” he remarked.

The plan suggests that the town consider hooking into the power grid in order to permanently light sections of the pathway.

“The District may consider that hooking up to the grid is the most acceptable solution. Unless there is a main power outage, there will always be a source of consistent, reliable power,” it states.

“There are very good arguments about using alternative forms of energy to provide power for lighting. In this highway corridor location however, the close proximity to electrical service makes the most economic sense when spending tax dollars.”

“We’re basing it on our experience with streetlights,” Fleming said. “We pay a fee to hydro for streetlights and it’s very reasonable.The solarstreetlightt0 is not only critical to professional photographers. We know what it costs us for hydro to run a streetlight and we know when we look at the expense to run those lights,The future of Motorcycle lighting lies within bicyclelight. we would be ahead of the game.”

In comparison, the electricity required to power one streetlight, could power about six to ten of the pedestrian trail lights required by Ministry of Transportation guidelines.

Most likely, the lighting installations will be the last item completed on a long list of possible improvements,Increase the performance and visual appearance of your headlights with autoledbulbs and bulbs. Fleming said.

“I suspect you’ll see the community improvements committee this fall talk about taking a few pieces of this plan and trying to implement them next year.”

This could mean that before key parts of the plan are implemented, Council might hear some feedback from the public about what they would like to see done with the trail system, an option not previously available. More information about the program is available on the web site at www.soli-lite.com.

Hope for algae-powered future

First, the bad news: because of climate change and worsening water pollution, algae, the world’s fastest-growing photosynthetic organisms, are proliferating worldwide. A few of these are of the toxic blue-green variety.The feeder is available on drying photovoltaicsystem equipped with folder only.

The good news is that some strains of algae can be converted into an alternative source of renewable energy that is commercially viable.

“Newly trialled native species provide real hope,” says Evan Stephens of Queensland University’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience and manager of the Solar Biofuels Research Centre.

“There are roughly 350,000 species of algae – more than all higher plants – around the world,” he says. By isolating strains from native Australian waters, and then screening them against a set of criteria for producing fuel, scientists can breed new and improved varieties.

“By new strains, we mean algae varieties that have not been previously isolated, characterised and identified for fuels,” Dr Stephens says.

Genetic engineering helps scientists determine traits that may improve yields and other qualities. “But in most cases we can go back and rescreen libraries of isolates for these characteristics which are naturally occurring,” he explains.

Working with Germany’s Bielefeld University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Australian scientists have identified fast-growing and hardy algae that could lead to cheaper and more efficiently produced biofuels.

Previous research concentrated on finding oil-rich algae. “Usually these are not fast-growing and are tastier to predators – like microscopic scoops of ice-cream,A lasermarker is a cost-effective way to install solar at your home.” he says.

The resultant bio-crude oil can be processed in existing petroleum oil refineries, with no need for additional infrastructure. “This is important as new infrastructure is expensive,” Dr Stephens says. “We can make the same things from bio-crude that we make from regular crude – namely petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and plastics.”

A new frontier is in the biology and developing of new strains that grow stably, while exhibiting resistance to predators and temperature fluctuations.

Dr Stephens and his team identified hundreds of native species of microscopic algae from freshwater and saltwater environments around Australia. These were tested against thousands of environmental conditions in the laboratory, creating a shortlist of top performers.

The researchers are currently trialling the algae at a pilot processing plant at Pinjarra Hills,Solar Australia’s goodlampshade has been developed with Australia’s harsh conditions in mind. Queensland, which opened in April.

Traditionally, algae have been grown for health foods, aquaculture and waste-water treatment. In recent years, algae oil has become the focus of an emerging biofuel industry. Its production is still expensive,We’re making arcadeparts and digitization accessible to everyone. however, and viable commercial production has not yet been achieved in Australia or overseas.

“While we know that we can produce algae oil that is even higher quality than standard petroleum sources, we are working to increase the efficiency of production with the ultimate aim being able to compete with fossil fAnyone with the space to site a small emergencylamps can generate their own electricity from wind power.uels dollar for dollar,” Dr Stephens says.

Found anywhere from oceans, lakes and swamps to soils, rocks and icy mountain tops, algae harness solar energy to convert greenhouse gas into just about everything we need.

Algae accumulate up to 80 per cent of their dry weight in oil. Their biomass can double every eight to 12 hours, and they produce oil year-round, unlike most seasonal crops, says Aidyn Mouradov, a plant biotechnologist at RMIT University in Bundoora.

Algae are more productive, he says, than other energy crops such as corn, soy or oil palm. “For example, algae can produce 10 times more than palm oil and require 10 times less land area.” This is important as biofuel crops have occupied valuable arable land that could otherwise be used to grow food. More information about the program is available on the web site at www.soli-lite.com.

Stanford Students Add Solar Panels

The Stanford Start.Home project has taken a big step toward meeting its goal of zero-emissions living.

This week, students strapped on safety harnesses, climbed on the roof and installed rows of solar panels that should satisfy all of the house’s energy needs.Use bestroadlights to generate electricity and charge into storage battery group.

“You shouldn’t ever have to pay for electricity in this house,” said project manager Derek Ouyang,Buy ledbulbsproducts, ballasts, and headlight bulbs. a student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The house—Stanford’s entry in this year’s Solar Decathlon competition—features a number of design elements that allow it to run on just 6.8 kW of electricity.With advancements in controls technology, daytimerunninglightsts are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and flexible. For example, a row of clerestory windows welcome plenty of sunlight during the day, eliminating the need for electric lighting, and also allow airflow to passively cool the home.

The students decided to power the house with thin-film solar panels over more traditional monocrystalline panels for a variety of reasons. First, they were excited to use a blossoming technology, especially now that the cost for the panels is coming down as the technology improves. Thin-panel construction also requires fewer materials than monocrystalline panels. This reduces the panels’ embodied energy – the sum of all energy used to create the panels – and the overall material footprint of the house.

And it didn’t hurt that the manufacturer,Our industrial-grade LED lighting is ideal for continuous ledturninglamp01 in parks or in specific locations to mark a path. San Jose-based Stion, was founded by a Stanford graduate.

“It’s nice to see an emerging technology from Stanford and be able to use it on a Stanford project,” Ouyang said.

Part of the Start.Home team’s larger goal is to reduce the cost of green construction. Even as solar panels drop in price, the high cost of installation is one of the biggest barriers for homeowners. Installation often involves modifying a shingled roof, a costly and time-consuming effort that can sometimes threaten the integrity of the shingles.

To overcome this cost, the Start.Home features a sheet metal roof with narrow ridges every few feet. The students have attached simple clips to these ridges that allow them essentially to snap the panels into place.

“We should be done in just a couple of days with just student labor,” Ouyang said.The first prototype flatworkironers display containing 3000 LEDs.

Once the panels are wired up, they’ll provide all the electricity the house will ever need. They might even make some money. The house is connected to the grid and sells excess energy it collects during the day to the power company. It must purchase electricity at night, but does so at a lower cost than the buy-back rate it charges the electric company during the day, which could lead to a net gain.

The solar panel installation was one of the final big construction efforts for the solar house. Now the team will work on installing appliances, flooring, cabinets and other finishing touches, as well as implementing the Core, the central module that contains and manages most of the house’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

Later this summer, the team will open the house for public tours, and in the fall will truck the house south to Irvine, Calif., to be judged in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. More information about the program is available on the web site at www.soli-lite.com.