In breaking news, Sun Power Corporation of San Jose, California announced it has inked a deal to build the largest “photovoltaic” solar power plant in the country. Photovoltaic technology, unlike most power plants that utilize big mirrors to capture the sun’s energy, utilizes “the same solar panels that homeowners install on their rooftops” according to the S.F. Chronicle’s David R. Baker.
Florida Power & Light Co., an electric utility has ordered two power plants from Sun Power. The first, and larger of the two plants, will be built in DeSoto County. The DeSoto plant will generate “up to 25 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 18,750 homes.” This plant is scheduled to open next year if the projects win regulatory approval in the state.
The second plant, producing up to 10 megawatts, is slated for the Kennedy Space Center by 2010.
Although photovoltaic solar plants produce far less energy than solar thermal plants, photovoltaic perform far better in cloudy, humid locations. Florida is the “prototype” of humid, cloudy conditions
What is Web 2.0? This is one of the best videos I have ever seen in explaining the timeline and players involved in this revolution. It may seem a bit stark in presentation, but make no mistake about it–you should watch this clip. This is a great introduction and will give most people a wonderful beginning start point.
Think you don’t need a start point, don’t need to learn something you know, or don’t have the time?
Trust me-this is the most painless way to understand what you must understand to move forward in the ever changing world revolution that is Web 2.0
One of the most brilliant explanations of our Web 1.0 world transforming into our Web 2.0 world of global connectivity, hyper linking people, and global communication was created by Mike Wesch Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Professor Wesch is a contributor to the blog mediatedcultures.net.
Simply put this is a fast forward time line with critical thinking elements and posits that are coming true each and everyday in the evolution of the internet and online world.
If you want to be fascinated, educated, and more knowledeable then spend 4 minutes and 33 seconds of your life on this youtube video titled “The Machine is Us/ing Us” aka The machine is us and using us. This original video has been viewed ” 5,922,492″ according to youtube.