Tag Archives: solar energy

Sunlight-Powered ‘LightSail 2’, Set To Launch Soon, Is Worth Getting To Know.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the official site — the ‘Planetary Society’.

This YouTube video provides a GOOD introduction.

This YouTube video is just plain COOL.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_sail

This is pretty neat. A tiny spacecraft, the size of a loaf of bread, powered by a Solar Sail — yes, powered by sunlight, but not in terms of solar energy per se.

It is set to launch soon — maybe in the next few weeks. So, keep an eye on the news. I will try to keep you posted.

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by Anura Guruge

Impressive Solar Energy Project At ‘Inter-Lakes’ High School, Meredith, N.H.

by Anura Guruge

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

I Googled.
Found this on ‘The Laconia Daily Sun‘.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access the original.

I had not been to ‘Inter-Lakes‘ in quite a few years and I no longer read the local paper on a daily basis. So, I had not heard about or seen this 960-panel solar farm. Saw it yesterday when we went to see ‘Newsies‘. It is hard to miss, but I was a bit nostalgic since we (i.e., my son Matthew, I and the two Goldens we then had) used to sled down that slope when we lived in Meredith, 1997 — 1999. I actually permanently damaged my right arm biceps on the slope. That is another story.

I was so impressed and happy to see this solar project. Another instance of Meredith rising ABOVE the other towns in New Hampshire.

Of course, it wasn’t going to be cheap, and it must have taken quite a bit of clever footwork to get it approved by the Town Voters. But, over the long haul it will pay dividends and the newspaper article I show claims that.

But, even MORE IMPORTANTLY it is such a great, everyday REMINDER to the kids on the beauty of solar energy. Having the big monitor in the foyer showing the status of the system is MAGIC.

Bravo & Kudos.

Meredith you are such a shining example to THE WORLD. I am in awe. I regret that I ever moved away.

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by Anura Guruge