Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Solar power.. it makes sense!



It's winter here in Australia, not that you'd know with a temperature of 24C yesterday.. there's still beaucoup de sunshine! I know I've shown The Breakwater at Hillarys Boat Harbour before, but surprisingly yesterday was the first time I myself took note of the huge solar panel unit that covers the entire roof area leading me to wonder if it provides enough solar energy to run all of the venues which make up the Breakwater.. such a brilliant idea to harness natures power! Our humble abode has enjoyed solar water heating for over twenty years.. how about you, is it an option? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. the outside umbrellas were as yet unfurled.. too early, the sun not yet quite over the yardarm :) 



33 comments:

  1. Oh well yes, 24° is winter!!! It does make sense and I wish we had more of them...

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  2. Not only does that solar panel provide electricity, it also provides shade to sit and watch the boats sail past. Yes, it makes perfect sense, something we need more of in this world.

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  3. Looks like lunchtime though... solar or not.

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  4. We can see them almost everywhere, but this one is really huge...

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  5. A very nice place and aptly named. We do have any kind of solar system, but one of our neighbors does which he uses to heat his pool and some other machinery in and around the house. I think solar will be a big help in easing our assault on the earth's life potential.

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  6. I've never seen one that large, but then here in the northwest US we don't always have that much sun or hot temps anyway. -- oh, and I'm not complaining about that having grown up in Texas!!

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  7. If anywhere was made for solar power then I think that WA is it! We have it here too, surprising really considering the lack of sun, and it's popular, especially on residential properties.

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  8. You have the perfect climate for solar power. It is still very expensive here so we don't have it but I have several solar reading lights that sit in the window all day and then we use them at night. And we have replaced all our lightbulbs with CFL bulbs and now some LED ones as they become available.

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  9. Solar power? For the fridge maybe...

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  10. Intriguing looking place. That solar panel is a huge one...re-inventing the roof design in quite an appealing way.

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  11. Hillary's?! Hillary Clinton has a restaurant in Australia? :-)

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  12. YES - gorgeous big rig there


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  13. Wow, that's some size, I should think it provides masses of power..

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  14. They are quite huge! I love seeing solar panels. I wish I had them on my house, especially since I live in Florida!

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  15. No ...and it does make sense..especially here in Colorado where the sun shines a lot!

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  16. This is solar energy country out my way. We have huge solar farms in at least two locations around the valley and most of our lighting at bus stops and for some road signs are done with solar power. I should get a picture of that sometime.

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  17. You see just a bit of it here. Too many cloudy days.

    Hey, American Airlines, where we have all our frequent flyer points, just announced it is starting service from Los Angeles to Sydney. I have no idea if we can do such a trip (no pricing yet) but is it affordable to get from there to Perth?

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  18. Makes a lot of sense for Perth.

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  19. What a great idea Grace ... you certainly recieve beaucoup de soleil over there in the west so obviously someone was forward thinking in harnessing the energy.

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  20. Fabulous example of solar power. 24 is a heatwave in our summer... ;-(

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  21. We see a lot of solare panels here on the roofs. It has been stimulated with all kind of financial profits. It is the future I think. Thank you for your kind comment yesterday, Marianne Faithfull, wow. It was the time everybody looked the same I think, short skirts, long hair, flower power in Amsterdam and London.

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  22. That's a huge solar panel. I think it makes sense to make use of the free sun available year round in Australia. We don't have solar panels in our house, but it's something we would like to have ...

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  23. I like these images, Grace, the solar panel is very well integrated and doesn't disturb.

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  24. Some do have solar panels, but we live in a condo, first floor... aww do I miss Hillary´s :-)

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  25. when i was a kid and we were having our pool put in, my parents talked of solar panels but we never did it...you would think it would be a lot more popular by now!

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  26. Harnessing Solar energy is the best way forward I am sure!

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  27. Harnessing nature is not always easy but solar power definitely is worth a try.

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  28. We live in an apartment complex, so it's not an option for us (we can't even get recycling bins!), but if we owned our home, I would definitely opt for solar power!

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  29. Believe it or not, solar power is becoming fairly popular even here in Ontario, Canada...well the central region where I live is, anyway. There's a HUGE experiment going on in the region just east of me and appears to be at least partly funded by the regional government. I was going to take photos of it but they now have a big fence around it. I should have acted more quickly, right?

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  30. Great post with excellent idea! I appreciate your post. Thanks so much and let keep on sharing your stuffs keep it up.

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