There are many advantages of using LED lighting. To list a few:
- LED lights last longer. They can last 50,000 hours with only 25% degradation & up to 100,00 hours. Incandescent lights last on average 2,000 hours and fluorescent lamps last on average 20,000 hours.
- LED lights emit more light per watt than incandescent lights
- LED lights are more…
Added by Jake Brown on July 4, 2012 at 9:00pm —
LED lights have been used in many areas since the late 1990’s. They are used in area lighting, street lighting, in parking structures, as security lighting and in other interior spaces.
In addition, they are used in aesthetic, effect or in applications that require specialty lighting. These… Continue
Added by Jake Brown on June 19, 2012 at 9:00am —
A major advantage to using LED lights is that since they are energy efficient, they last a lot longer. This in turn, will result in you and your business generating a lot less trash for the landfills. This causes another benefit of using energy efficient lighting. Continue
You will feel great about using them as you…
Added by Jake Brown on May 19, 2012 at 10:00pm —
There are many benefits to using LED energy efficient lighting.
First, when you use LED lighting, you are using a lot less energy per unit of lighting output. Because of this, you will save money! The energy efficient LED Lighting lasts a lot longer than a “regular” light bulb. You can also amortize the cost of the bulb.…
Added by Jake Brown on April 18, 2012 at 9:00pm —
Summer 2011, Alaskan Wind Industries installed a 6kW Wind Turbine in Port Moller Alaska. This wind turbine was tested in over 130mph winds and -30 degrees last month and produced an amazing amounts of energy for this lodge. In the past few months, this wind-diesel system has allowed this lodge to reduce its winter fuel consumption over 50%.…
Added by Nadia on January 23, 2012 at 12:00pm —
The UAF Bristol Bay Campus is offering ENVI 220: Intro to Sustainable Energy (3 credits) this spring semester beginning January 19th.
This course focuses on energy use and production in society. Problems discussed are mainly related to the extent of sustainability of current practices. The emphasis of the course is… Continue
Added by Chet Chambers on January 9, 2012 at 12:07pm —
The push to lower the oil tax is going to be heating up in the coming months as the state legislature amps up for the legislative session. The U.S. Supreme Court decision giving corporation's First Amendment Rights will be used to the corporations advantage. I don't agree with reducing the oil tax based on; 1. Profit margins the oil companies enjoy. The oil companies have enjoyed record profits. The last thing the oil companies need is an incentive to make more money, besides alternative… Continue
Added by Art C. Ivanoff on November 11, 2011 at 9:44am —
I am looking for articles for the Bering Straits Region energy newsletter. If you have any news or information I might find interesting, please share it with me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Walter H Rose on October 27, 2011 at 9:42am —
So depending on the Governor's signature, Homer may end up with a natural gas line soon. It's normal for a subdivision or a neighborhood to suddenly be opened up for natural gas, but this could be the entire southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula. It would be great to be prepared. It would be great to educate people on what is the most efficient technologies to install, the best products to buy for our climate. I fear that there may be the usual flood of purchasing whatever is available,… Continue
Added by Kyra Wagner on June 18, 2011 at 8:46am —
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply!
Project Manager I - Wind (AEA)
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) and the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA), are recruiting for a Project Manager I – Wind. This is a full-time…
Added by Rich Stromberg on June 10, 2011 at 9:33am —
Can you believe that the Anchorage Assembly has failed to update the section of Title 21 zoning and building codes to encourage greater energy efficiency in the construction of our buildings? !!!
June 28 may be the last chance to talk some sense to the Assembly and modernize our code to make Anchorage a more sustainable community.
We must apply to speak at the June 28 hearing 14days in advance. To obtain the form, go to:… Continue
Added by Joette Storm on June 9, 2011 at 3:30pm —
2011 Alaska Solar Tour
550 Alaskans from around the state visited 44 Renewable Energy sites in 2010. AlaskaSolarTour.org had over 700 unique visitors during the week before the event. The National Solar Tour has tripled… Continue
Added by Phil St. John on March 25, 2011 at 6:00pm —
While we are all waiting for alternative energy sources to be incorporated into the grid there is much each of us can do at home and in the work place to reduce energy use. Those of you in the network probably already unplug electrical devices at home. Do you and your co workers feel empowereed to unplug fax and copy machines, shredders, tool chargers or other devices. Do all the computers in your workplace turn off at the end of a work day?
In food service, those warmers and… Continue
Added by Joette Storm on February 21, 2011 at 5:48pm —
Grid-Tie Solar is quickly growing in Alaska. There is a strong silent movement of interest in connecting renewable resources like wind and photostatic arrays to current utility grids. Keep your ear out for the new 14KW Grid-Tied Solar Tower that is going up in Anchorage this Spring. Also, the Recycle Center in the Valley is expected to put up a 4KW system to help contribute to their loads. The future is bright and solar panels are going to be collecting that energy in AK.
Added by Renewable Energy Systems on January 26, 2011 at 9:36am —
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Added by Nadia on November 16, 2010 at 9:35am —
A Wikipedia article on Geothermal Heating says, "Geothermal energy is extracted from a reasonably constant earth core
temperature of 12.2º to 13.3°C (54º to 56°F) . Running a thermal loop to
this constant core temperature by drilling wells vertically or
horizontally allows for this heat transfer to a medium in pipes. These
pipes contain fluid from which either cooling or heating is extracted"
What sources of information are available on the 'net or elsewhere to help… Continue
Added by Don Karabelnikoff on November 1, 2010 at 9:21am —
What sources of information are conveniently available on the 'net to help me decide how to remodel, refit, upgrade or otherwise improve houses and duplexes in southcentral Alaska or along the Railbelt?
My goal is to help a non-profit organization acquire and remodel houses for use as transitional housing or supportive housing.
For our purposes, most of these will be "slightly above average" in terms of construction quality and general condition, located in suburban… Continue
Added by Don Karabelnikoff on November 1, 2010 at 9:07am —
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