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"solar panels" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"For itself. Yeah over five years. During which time solar panels become worth zero. They do not add value to your home. There's no market study. that shows. They add value to the home equal to their cost. So the only way you make your money back on savings on utilities and if you've got five year less break even period that's a pretty sweet break. Even period of solar and the only way you invest in something with a five year break even period is with cash. Yeah his biggest argument is that we trading are four hundred dollars electric bill for one hundred fifty dollars loan. No that's not. True is the problem because the value of the stink and things is going down. You sell the house. The loan is screwing up your house sale. You've got a mess on your hands. He's only thinking about this month. He's not looking at the overall picture so very bad analysis they leads people to solar panels. Don't don't do it. I i agree with you. I wouldn't do it anything you want to add or now i mean the biggest thing here is i. I don't know how much you guys have lena. But i want you guys to realize that debt freedom is just a lifestyle that you're gonna live and that means we're gonna figure out a way to pay for this thing in cash now. I mean a sinking fund for six months that we put this money towards in order to pay for that in cash. That's the only way. I want you to get these solar panels only way that makes any sense at all. Our britney is with us brittany's in madison wisconsin. Hi brittany welcomed the ramsey show. Hi dave how are you better than i deserve. What's up so my husband. And i are thinking of Well we are up for the o. C. for the cleaning business and everything But my question was and should we have like the thousand dollars savings for that. We currently have no debt except for our mortgage and we do have three months of expenses currently saved anyways. Your business finances were separate from your personal finances. This is our personal finances but.
"solar panels" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"Baby steps and have margin in your life where you can actually enjoy things perfect. That's exactly what you should do. Lena is with us in tucson arizona. Highly how're you doing better than i deserve. What's up. I am a little bit odd with my husband. My husband has been bit by the bug. Solar boat now. That was a bug for those solution. Arizona sometimes No he is german to get us to get solar. I disagree as it would result in a loan because you don't have the finances to do it upright and your question is what. How do i convince them. It's a bad idea why it's a bad idea it. It bothers me. The whole idea of having a loan just creates more financial pressure and stress. And i'm the one that does all the books so it is. I believe in solar panels. I endorsed solar panel companies in several of our six hundred markets. That this show airs in. And i am not against solar at all the as a matter of fact. The solar technology is greatly advanced over what it was ten or fifteen years ago and so the quality of it. It's like batteries in these battery operated cars. You know the whole things different than it was a few years ago. The better wouldn't last ten minutes now. Their last you know for three hundred miles. Same thing's true in solar. They efficiency has gone way up so they're excellent products. There is not an excellent product on the planet. That i will tell you to buy with debt bad idea. Well wait a minute. Pays for itself. Yeah over five years. During which time solar panels become worth zero. They do not add value to your home. There's no market study. that shows. They add value to the home equal.
"solar panels" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"Then build a downpayment much of a down payment twenty percent. That's kind of. I think what you i'd love for you to have that because you avoid. Pm i private mortgage insurance but on a first time home purchase. I don't yell at people for having less than that. But i will yell at you for having a car payment student loan when you buy a house you're asking for trouble right yell at you. Not only for their entertainment value but just also to help you know i understand please i i enjoy the entertainment as messing with you. But it's all good. The thing is if you buy a house with payments you are inviting murphy to move into your spare bedroom transmission. Go out the first week. Yeah i could. Probably even if i don't you know knock it all out at once. I could probably kind of chunk away at the student loan debt and the vehicle over the course of the next year. And i don't know you misunderstood you. Have the money in the bank today to pay them off. You're saying do it right now. By the end of the day brother moment moments after you get off the air you should be debt free shit. Okay and then build an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses. You ever heard of us talk about the baby steps. I have i you know into you for a while. And then they. I stopped and i just have to turn it on today and i've been listening for about the past two or three out two hours and wanted to give you a call. Yeah well you hard to describe your hardest describe it in the last segment right. I did i did. I actually took a couple of news. Oh that's good. Well i took some notes here too. And you've got fifty five and cash and you have thirty nine thousand dollars in debt which means you're debt free today with about what sixteen thousand dollars leftover which may be an emergency fund. I don't know what that looks like for you of three to six months of expenses. Only then are you going to start at zero and start saving for this down payment. So i know it hurts. Because you've been saving up this money. But that money's not downpayment money that money is now debt money that.
"solar panels" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"Breathing easy and then we can move on to babysit three where we save three to six months of expenses in a fully funded emergency fund. This is the final buffer. What we say. We're never going back into debt because we are the bank now. Grandma's rainy day fund. Why it's going to rain dave. You need to be positive. I'm positive it's gonna rain. You need to be ready when crap happens. There's a pandemic coming around every corner. There's something coming and if you have twenty thousand dollars cash in the bank three to six months of expenses whatever it is and you have no payments you are the third pick and the three little pigs the one that's in the brick house when the big bad wolf comes. You're ready for life. You're ready to go now. You're ready to build wealth but that you just now have gotten up to ground zero. You just now got enough to even when you have that emergency fund and your debt free. Now you're ready to build wealth and maybe step four fifteen percent of your income aside into good growth stock mutual funds in retirement plans. Start where there's a match beyond the match always do roth. And if you've exhausted roth and match and still are not to fifteen percent then go onto a traditional 401k or ira but do roths before traditional and do match before roths. It's mathematically in your favor to do that to the fifteen percent. Don't do twenty percent. Don't do eleven percent fifteen percent while you're doing baby steps four you're also going to be doing five and six simultaneously absolutely said baby step. Five is where we're saving for our children's college fund and this is going to look different for everyone. There's no set number here because it really depends on your situation. Did you have the baby last week. Or is the baby eighteen. That makes a difference on how much you need for college right. What you gotta do for college just like i. Is this an oh crap moment or hey we're going to be diligent and safe. Did we wait almost until too late. Now they have to go to college debt free. They cannot participate in this epoch. Student loan system failure. That is called america right now. It is horrible out there. Do not let your kids go in debt. You do not have to go to community college for free for two years. Go go to in state. School works jobs get scholarships are student. Loan problem is a parenting problem. Mom and dad let kids sign up for crap. They couldn't afford bad. Mamma bad daddy. They gotta have the conversation. That's where it starts and the reason you say baby step four invest for yourself before the kids because there's one hundred percent chance you're gonna retire. There's a fifty fifty chance or less these days that your kids are going to go to college and graduate. Yeah yeah this is less than fifty percent chance for gonna graduate so that this is important so while you're doing fifteen percent you do whatever you need to do for your kids college. Whatever you decide to your for your kids college beyond that. If you can find any money you do that on baby. Step six that's pay off your house. Start chunking on the house. Now when you're in one through three you are so intense. Your friends are freaking out. Your grandmother thinks you need counselling you are gazelle intense like a gazelle running from a cheetah. When you're in four through seven you're not intense anymore. You are now intentional. You're just doing it on purpose. But you're no longer on beans and rice. Beans and rice. Rice and beans scorched earth. One three two you get those three things done now. Get that house paid off. The average person following this stuff is paying off their home in about seven or eight years. Now that tells us that the whole program is taking about ten years and the average baby steps millionaire the average everyday millionaire that we've studied we're finding them become a millionaire from the time they start with intensity followed by intention to become a millionaire in about ten and a half years. Yeah eleven point. Two years ten point six years of two numbers we keep running into so this is completely possible. Yeah i want pay that house. It's time to build wealth and give outrageously in baby steps seven. That's where it ends. Yeah you will be a millionaire shortly after your home is paid for if you don't at that moment and then you continue to build wealth.
"solar panels" Discussed on Sidenote
"Oh my god. That scares me so much. Mother nature's lessening here on to me. I'm going to show you hard closer. You wake up in the morning in l. a. and you're like is a day and it's like no by one pm the sunshine through like that was just like in the way but i really was always so happy to live in toronto where we don't have that and then this summer we had that it looked like. La's literally no not really. But i'm like what is happening. It's a star. Don't worry and if it was anyways we la toronto. Now 'cause there's forest fires everywhere. And i didn't think that was gonna be thing what happened to my life a hopeful note. It does feel like more and more people are excited to be engaged in this as they can as things become more efficient. I know where like not fans of elon. Musk but at least like more. And more people are excited about electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles. And like there's there are maybe they're not fast enough. Hopefully they're going to be faster but changes to society that at least are becoming more widespread where we live. Yes and don't vote for the conservative government ever in canada because the he made it harder for us to get solar panels but this solar panels that we have i feel like with the financial situation we were and we got to be on the precipice of it and even doing it like working with the people i was like. They're learning more like it's just going to become more normal. Everyone was like so excited. They wanna talk about how to do it like there is a motivation there right now. There's a financial cost of putting them on your house. Not a huge one. But there is one i think in the future with properly elected officials. There will become an incentive. It's panels on your house. And that's a future that i'm excited about and i'm also just like happy to be on the precipice of it. Help people understand that. It is possible. Even though i thought we had a battery on our home we. We're still learning south. There's lots of course have to happen. And it should as we all say it's not the responsibility of individuals. I do think it's cool. That individuals can get excited get involved but ultimately we have to be like bear are bigger polluters than any of us combined. I saw some tax was like x. Amount of never mind. They compared it to like the uk germany and whatever combined in terms of as much energy as they use and there were twenty plants that are doing more than that in terms of their fossils name. I just saw casually today. It was like we gotta stick it to the man and we just have to stop burning fossil fuels. It's really simple. Honest is okay. Well thank you. Also look. I think so. It always is when we when we're talking about like climate change like at a certain point like i know i should have hope but i'm angry. I am angry. I am in graphic. More drastic change needs to happen. And i think that is on the level of government. Government has ten corporations step. Oh my god okay anyways. Obviously this is. I guess you're going to hear more and more about this. We always end up talking about this even when we're talking about like farts energy and energy like did you now that we need to tax the rich in order to pay agreed new deal. But thank you so much for listening Look into solar panels in whichever area you live. There might be some at belk funding especially if you live somewhere like scandinavia. Your there's light. Don't vote for the conservatives. Don't vote i. That's come from me if you want to. I'm saying that i'm just making sure conservative. All my god don't amazon. There's a viral thing. And i think it was in toronto because someone had a conservative sign and to nazi flags outside of their house. Oh my god better. If i was like you're in the wrong dress asli and in the wrong existence and reality and good..
"solar panels" Discussed on Sidenote
"Off. No i'm kidding really secured on. We're we love it but handling here the wind. It's getting scary ominous but that is why the green new deal makes economic sense. I'm really like frustrated about this tension between like economics against the green new deal when actually when you start to study what it is about it is obviously about taking care of people who work in call and taking care of people who are gonna darcy housing. And the way that you do that. Is you actually got them to start to work on these solar farms to work on this wind energy to help with hydro which is a big huge part of the ontario for example way that we got energy. And there's so many people you can read all about them in alberta who are working in the tar sands who were like. We would love that. I don't want to be working with the thing that i know is ruining my kid's future like it's not like it's just like these. It's not super like it's not as divided. I feel like from like the worker aspect that is being told to us from politicians and like big corporations. I think also just as the difference of long-term planning it's similar pandemic where it's like. Obviously it costs money to but research funding into vaccines virus like spread like prevention things that when you realize when it's too late and now there's been nimick and it had we and even canada like they got rid of the vaccine facilities so we couldn't even make our own vaccine but of course that like the reason it gets people get rid of it because i go cost money. Yes this may cost money up. Front of course. Developing new technologies installing technologies training people to be in these sectors and in these industries cost money but just like every day. It's like a new study comes out that's like it'll save billions of dollars. Yeah it's kind of like healthcare in the first place where they look at the states. And you're like actually costs people more money to not have a universal healthcare so their country more money. This is just like it's interesting that it comes from the angle from some people have like the economic side of things when it's like more and more overwhelming evidence that this is smart for you hundred and better economically better to create jobs but yes maybe right now will cost more money. It's like a belt foresight and i was just. I'm just thinking that with like the grid. You're recording in louisiana is still down. They don't have power the infrastructure and cost that that is going to take to fix. All that is insane. New york like the cost of all that flooding is insane so there is all of these municipalities where your tax paying money is now going to just get victims the back to where you were as opposed to making things better. It's literally the definition of bandaids lucia. Exactly wowing prevent the injury in verse. Yeah and it is a little abstract to be like preventing the injury is solar panels is wind energy. It is retrofitting houses to be more efficient. It is weaning ourselves off of fossil fuel. It is nuclear energy. It's all these things but like we're screaming. The scientists are screaming like people are screaming. There's politicians who have brilliant green new deal plans that make sense and it's just so frustrating. 'cause it just feels like there's so much political garbage gets in the way of a very clear issue and no longer am i gonna allow an economics person to tell me otherwise based on what i've read and i'm just like explained to me how you're gonna pay for all. The damage from climate change does explain to me. Not because like 'cause they're like well you have to understand. There's vested interests that allowed. People aren't willing to disclose of course people who run oil companies and oil rigs are like yeah. I don't backing care about the future. They're like but i can make money right now. I it's not always the same people. The people who are fighting and have power are often people with a ton of money and they're able to influence others. I do think you're right when you say like most average people want to not harm the environment if they could snap their fingers and we'd be fully on renewable energy on a planet where we're not destroying the planet would do it but there are a lot of people with a lot of money and power invested to not happen because i think about canada as like a like a horribly hypocritical country because of the tar sands like we always try to think about that like okay if all of a sudden we just shut off the tar sands. That's a big chunk of our economy is now gone. But i'm like okay but we need to put a date in the future where we say they're done then right and now we have to start creating the tent poles that make us get there in order to save money in the future from climate change is gonna to canada germany starting to do it with coal. They have some really amazing like policeman. We'll see but like they're they're putting in the work to get it done and that's part of their political conversation and people are now coming around to. I'm like in canada. You need to start talking about those dates and when you see in our politicians right now. Everyone's too afraid to say that because they're worried about getting votes in alberta they're worried about losing votes and alberto people who whose jobs but chain make making clear things one. Yes we snap our fingers. We would do but i think a lot of people acknowledge yes. Let's make sure we're looking for the people who will be negatively affected. Exactly there are a lot of lives. You drill yes. And how do you entice those people to keep their vote by securing. There's ways you can do that. There's people who've written studied this and talked about plans. And i wonder if there's like a politician in the afc of canada which we desperately need just like articulate this well yeah but even still with someone like think of one person in all of america. I know there's more than just her but it's like she can't get that much done on the country scale but obviously she's a really important voice and someone that people look or bernie. Yeah there are people who really use them as figures to represent a movement. I mean i've never like personally. It's become so apparent in my own day to day life. The impact of climate change. More hitting right now and it's like who knows could flood union station like this summer. I there was like three or four times. Where i was like. My lungs are actually affected because there was so much smoke not only from northern ontario but also from like literally the other side of the country blowing over here. The sun was blood red. You can look at it with your eyes because it was so smoky. It's just like those things didn't happen anything more and more people are coming out. But it's just unfortunate because it's actually like twenty years ago. This was predicted. Yeah i mean more than twenty years but even twenty years ago they were going you know. Twenty twenty things are going to be a worse. And then 2035 things are going to be worse than by twenty view. There's going to be one hundred million and it's like when will people actually be like oh shit. Those predictions are probably going to be pretty accurate. The emotional aspect of people understand climate. Change is so important. Which is why i really feel. Like things are shifting because of that personal relationship to it like regard. I can most north american. So i like my media from north america but feels like every part of the of north america is currently. We have these crazy fires in northern ontario. That people. I don't even know about in america because they're too busy figuring out the california tires are doing like it's just like droughts floods. Everyone has their own relationship to an acute very physical thing that sadly is how humans work that. I'm like i actually have a lot of hope right now because i feel like people can't short waiting. Yeah it's like the western world is starting to feel these implication there. There's is nothing but you guys are making all of the mission the token y'all can get the hint. But i really when we would go to la. I was like. I could not believe the smoke. And the haze throw california when we travel every day like every day. And i was just like this is so sad. I'm so happy when we first got there. I honestly was like my lungs. Feel different breathing in smoke every day. It's it's wild and you wake up in the morning and you're like why is it feel like it's four. Pm oh my god. That scares me so much. Mother nature's lessening here on to me. I'm going to show you.
"solar panels" Discussed on Sidenote
"And it's kind funny because in toronto housing market like that is a very enticing. Thing like you go. Here's this house and you there's no. There's no electricity bill because you're solar panel. You can see how the crazy way. The housing market works. That could make your right. How school is value to cost. But the other way that you do it is kind of like as like a cell phone plan in canada where it's like a lease to own basically you pay it off every month for twenty five years with interests with interest that ends up being more than your electricity bill so that was when i was kind of like if you do it that way you are fronting money for the environment like you are taking cost for the environment and i just it's frustrating because it's like it would be so sweet if it was cheaper there are and obviously it's different all around the world. There are incentives to do this We currently live in a place where the conservative government of any incentive for green energy including like buying a tesla. the government. Here used to give you like ten or fifteen thousand dollars off. I think that's gone so we did it at buildings to be green but we so we did this at a time where we didn't really get a crazy benefit from it but there might be better times for other people when a different governments in power. Who will subsidize or give you money back if you install solar panels or have a like a electric vehicle for example so this leads to political. Well if you live in canada do not vote for the conservative government they are. They are anti science. They literally it's crazy. Yeah they got rid of the incentives for people to have solar panels because they want to continue to extract oil because they're funded by fossil fuel companies like. Yeah it's very simple and they make it seem like this is free money. We're giving away. But it's like the fossil fuel industry is already subsidized the summer like these. There's already so much money in places like even when you're comparing Sorta like better for the environment foods versus like meat so like meat alternatives or like milk alternatives. They're more expensive. Because they're not subsidized in the same way and it's not really an even playing field than understand like it's actually it's complex. It's happened over the course of decades there might be reasons to support economies to keep those economies drawn that they subsidize it but it is sad when you see a government come in and try and subsidies and then another common in just roll it when that's clearly the future to exactly it's like they not only are they not a conservative government or like a republican government. If you're american and you can go. It's sadly just weird. Division that exists across a lot of democracies these more right wing people who have more interest in like big companies for example or the fossil fuel industry the fact that they came in and rolled back the work that the people before did to create green energy is like the most district part. It's one thing to just not do not do you read. But it's another to roll it back the fact that we are now paying more for solar panels on our house and the solar panel companies are actually just like under the assumption. That a government. That isn't conservative becomes elected you'll start to see financial benefits for your solar panels. You might start to even make money off the grid if you produce more energy than you use handed down now if you make more energy than you consume rate now because of arkansas government. That's not the case so we will only ever like break even for now until log. It's changed yeah. Regulation gets changed crazy but like also studies that i was looking to into the study. They'll talk about. It's pretty brief was just about the economy and about jobs and there was like this mass review research paper that just looked into the effects that green energy will have on.
"solar panels" Discussed on Sidenote
"Electricity. Mazing is insane but also hopefully everyone else can relate so if anyone asks you what electrcity you say. Amazing solar panel. Here we go. It's also such a visual thing that we're gonna do our best to explain it but a solar panel in essence is made. Most of the time of silica now silicone is like it's made from sand melted down. It's a semiconductor. And you add hydrogen to the silicone to sorta of get it to the right like kind of substance but like in theory. When you're looking at them you can be like in your head like okay. There's a bunch of silicon. So what is needed is a gradient like you were needing electrons to flow in one direction in order for electricity to occur. Like we've just what they did. It's a missed opportunity. That one direction didn't make a song about electricity. You're right and they should call and they would have had a direct current line. Yeah we're not an alternating current type. Boy we're directly to you direct current stop willing to make gonna flip the table. Now i'm or from the table. So in the solar panel there are two sides essentially and on one side. They'll be something that part of the silicone that's a quote unquote doped with something like phosphorus. And then on the other side. They'll be a part of the solar panel. It's doped with something called born called the because they call it doping. Because it's like you actually are just like adding this thing to the silicone almost like when you're doping you're taking a drug like they dope it. There's an end in a piece. I took things but like phosphorus and boron common ones that. I guess. That probably means something specific. Yeah so funny. Because a lot of time when they like show animations they show like a needle doping lately injecting for us. But it's like okay. So then what happens. Photons which is the energy coming from the sun hits these solar panels and because of the phosphorus and the silicone and the barn the silicone electrons get pushed out of the boron and phosphorus but because of the gradient between those two semiconductors all the electrons actually end up wanting to go to one side awards. The phosphorus side and then on the other side are these things called holes now hold are very confusing. Holes essentially are places not to confuse with the movie whole. Yeah or film about hall. To begin with their bought whole holes are places where electrons can go but essentially the photons force electrons in one aspect of this solar panel and holes in the other and then what electrons actually wanna do is fill in the holes now they want to go to the holes and what solar panels are able to do as when those electrons are moving down to the whole which is like the law according to the laws of nature what they wanna do based on the physics. They capture them like when they're moving. They take that energy and and that movement and on mask because this is happening so like there's so many cells in a solar panel on mass. You're getting a bunch of electrons moving in one direction that they harnesses electricity. Sh i just don't understand figured this out who the hell figures out. And why are we not like like anyone who thinks solar panels over there. It's like yeah. Maybe a lot of people do like do like their names solar lowered. That's really cool. I don't know. I ever fully understood that and even now i still don't know if i do but it's very cool that we can capture sun light which makes sense. You know you feel any of your skin you like. This is energy yahoo operating at boston around some like. It's obviously powerful. So use it so that coolest. So that's sort of how. Electric solar panels work one of the most important things to know about. Solar panels is that their efficiency is increasing so like when we think about fossil fuels we have reached the limit of the efficiency of burning coal. We have reached the limit for the efficiency of fossil fuels like. They're not a type of thing that we can get more of them like more energy for example. We know how they work. We've been using them for years. They're ruining the environment. They're ruining our future like lives on this planet. We know that when it comes to solar panels wind energy a lot of these green energies. What's so exciting is that their efficiency is increasing. These things that. I've plateaued in any way like you said with battery technology. We can figure out how to store more energy. Like i was just reading about how they found this mineral borowski which is in russia and when they mix that with the silicon all of a sudden. They're getting this crazy efficiency numbers that they've never had before so it's like solar panels are the ones on our roof in like five years. There's going to be even better version of harnessing the energy whereas if we're thinking of fossil fuels you're done but you're there's there's nowhere to go. There's no physical law of nature. This physics left harness anymore of his energy. Which is another reason why we need to be switching over and learning more about these new renewable energy because there's so much more potential nope intended like potential energy. Yeah i mean how do you suppose is the best way to go about this because obviously putting solar panels on our home was expensive. And i only say that because we're privileged lucky enough to be able to afford to talk about that and decided you know we want to do. This will make us feel good. And we'll be happy and proud of it. But i would not expect most people to buy one and necessarily front like over. The long run will probably get money back over the last twenty five years. That can last a roof. Assuming everything goes well. You know what i mean like. Let's explain that the financial aspects so it is definitely not cheap and the value that they have on our home right now a justification. We paid for it flat out to put them on home. Was that if we ever tried to sell our home. It would increase our home's value by more than what they cost so because technically someone moving into this home now has their energy paid. Wouldn't have to pay for energy because we're like you can also have them. Installed pay a monthly fee..
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"Every light bulb everything in our house. my room. whatever it's like to think of a world without electricity is pretty wild also people before electricity if you're like so there's these things called electrons like immediately. They'd be like what you know what i mean. He'd be like. oh yeah. Things are made of atoms in the middle of the road on neutrons. and around the mar- electrons we have to get into the quantum around to really understand it but those electrons in the outer shells you can move them in one direction. You can watch a tv show. They'd be like what the hell are you even talking about and like why would you even want to watch a tv. We are just so. And i'm gonna be like i also don't understand it fully into thing that we live in his time and i'm like i kind of get like electricity and power. But then you convert it into other elements like tv hound or sound like a slacker. Happening through this mike into this box into a card that we put on our computer that we then at it and then we put on the internet. And it sound in your ears also across the world when you're looking miss up through do not know how to explain it really interesting moment where it's like you can explain that elec tron move in one direction and that creates trinity. But whenever there's like that moment where you have to try and understand how that movement of electrons for example creates a netflix. Show that your is watch with your right perfect sound that was filmed the day that it was filmed. People just like glance over. And they're like well. Thanks for watching. Subscribe to engineer. Like there's obviously such complexity there that is probably electrical engineering. Degree is like what is required and that to me is fascinating like people who get that like call us now. The jaw come on the show. Like i'm like. I wanna know how they'll be like you know through a lot of confusing science d electrons essentially our program to the back of your tv. The back of your tv like knows base through zeros and ones in terms of like the information is traveling so fast that it can explain to a tiny little square of which there are thousands of them which color it should be like with. Colored should be like it's crazy. It's actually the most incredible thing in the world so it was just like okay. We need all stupid. No we're act. I don't mean stupid. I mean we're having this revelation being.
"solar panels" Discussed on Sidenote
"Studied so pan We just got solar panels and they officially are finally hooked up in. Our house is off the grid. Yeah how does it feel it feels. That's why i wanted to do this. Because it feels too good to be true like or like it's wild delight that's coming on my face right now is from the sense power okay. I mean it's actually it is. It's a little confusing missing. Because obviously in a big city you tie into a grid and you give power to the grid. Any power were using while the solar is like while the sunsetting the solar and have lights on or anything it will automatically use that but any extra goes to the city and then we still are pulling from the grid so we ended up battery. What into the battery at the side of our house. Not about what. No we don't. There's no battery wait until at night what happens. We're running off the city's power. Are you serious about her with a big john. Just how it calibrates okay. Wow so you're learning really was i so naing were but by okay. Whoa watch us really figure this out. By ninety seven percent of our energy can now come from our solar panels. If we were to conserve more energy we will one hundred percent off the grid but is that not true because at night we're not using it has. The energy has to be stored in a battery if night were using lights. No we're using the grid power that's why for example or examples. Solar power in and of itself isn't sufficient until until battery power becomes or battery capacity becomes. Better it's not the best way to do it. So i might be slightly wrong but i'm pretty sure. The power that goes into the city gets used elsewhere scotch and so it cheaper for them to give the power through solar while it's there to pay for infrastructure for batteries. Luckily wherever you live is like extremely green energy in the first place. Like i think maybe seventy percent of ontario's energy grid comes from renewables. Ontario is one of the greatest places. Yeah there so we are still using that grid. So that is perhaps a flaw in terms of even if people get solar power. You still need to be up to the grid. otherwise when there wasn't the sun you wouldn't have how're where there wasn't wind. You need those backup things. So how come they can say that. We're off the grid because what happens is during the day we're giving so much more back to the great that it. Yeah i mean we are not off the grid because we live in a city and our houses still connected to the grid and we don't have battery to store and we don't have a battery and people would be off the grid when they're outside of the city and they actually either have battery capacity or just able to create their own needs and literally disconnect but the city had to come to our house and install a new meter because when they and most cities are like this. They installed these meters that only read. How much power is coming in. So they had to update meters so anyone who has solar now at least in toronto but i assume everywhere else in the world has to get a new meter that can also calculate the power. That's leaving the house. And so they say subsidized with yeah and so they say because during the day you're giving so much more back to the grid that in the end you are net zero because at night we had. They're giving us the lights to us at night there during the day. The average house gives kilowatt hours. I don't know how literally walked by my friends smack. It was a big old battery right here. It's like nope that's where a lot of renewable technologies moving is battery capacity is so key if we can make amazing batteries that are efficient and cheap than it's worth it to store the energy. Yeah okay so. I think he is. And then we're going to explain. How solar panels work. And there were unexplained. Whether or not they're going to save us an obviously. The answer is no because we were. We need lots of other things that night. We'd be screwed. Electric city is essentially the flow of electrons. If you can force electrons in we're gonna stick with dc current current for now in one direction the flow of the electrons through something like a copper wire can turn a lightbulb on. For example a lightbulb it would be like an older light bulb because it changes to a new substance where the electrons actually start to down and collide and create lie but amazingly we've made all these appliances where the flow of electrons is utilized to do whatever it is is load like. I don't think i've ever mile. You can understand electra. Understood electricity but then realizing like it literally everything doing right now. We have a lightly but camera mike. Pf this box. Laptops tablets like the basis of all of them is the movement of electrons exist on atoms and also the climate crisis is an electrically crisis like the link between the knowledge of electricity is so important and the climate crisis. I feel i was just like talking about the climate crisis forever not fully understanding what electricity as and then you start to learn. You're like oh my god. Were burning fossil fuels to create steam to move turbines that move batteries to push electrons around so that we can all power our computer and found. It's just like it's crazy. You're like what the hell systems are. Reliving their amazing and also historically how sort of new it is like living like all. Almost all of human existence didn't have electricity. There may have been at points rudimentary ideas and forms of it but like we tend to think of human existence in our own little bubble. But you go back not that far and it's like everything we interact with our lives now is at the base of it electrical. Also i wake up. I brush my teeth and electric toothbrush. I have a shaver. Whatever like i just there's a tv. There's a toaster. There's a fridge. The del no.
"solar panels" Discussed on Sidenote
"Days ago but i was just obsessed gleam out or what does it mean it came out like a study on the previn released this substance to the world and there's like a company in germany that's gonna start producing it. Four consumer products potential or probably all berlin are very well. Well that's cool. it's so. I always look back ten years ago and think about the things that we heard what happened and see if they've come a long. I'm so curious. How long technology like that takes to get into circulation of consumer products or if it ever even well right like true. Some things coming out their attacks come along the way more efficient or martyr me conductor columns. What the science leads to something else. Even wearable technology one's happening. Everyone's been talking ever ears. People pretended is already happening now. Like my apple launch it can catch my heartbeats i guess that's actually kind of noticed. I actually i actually want that. But then i just read how. They're actually like not that accurate. It's like if you buy a bunch them. Maybe we can make a video of this and they all tracked differently like you can test them and there's just discrepancies. Obviously they're not so wrong but even with step counters like different ones will their guest meeting. How are your walking right. So my apple watch reference point. I think what i was doing for. Just like this guy's flailing everywhere and true but your heart rate of a catch your heart rate and be like okay. You're working out speaking of wearables though we're gains solar panels. There's like a very popular thing and we're gonna wear them why i was like amer gonna wear them. You said speaking of wearables we're getting. We got solar panels. No let me finish. Oh no. I'm saying in china. It's very popular to using umbrellas during the day that our solar panels that hook up to your phone to charge your phone like because of the heat that people want to hide from the sun. There's a really popular company every wrote. It's called that makes umbrellas of solar panels then charged. how cool. So that's like a wearable. Isn't it that doesn't seem a wearable to media. It's like everyone's aware all the ball. So whereabouts you has to be like in your skin. it's got to be on you. Oh i picturing close. That's terrible yes it was an umbrella not cam yukon umbrella. Close out the neccessary. But like i watch is a wearable. Losses are wearable. Apparently you're considered a cyborg if you use a hammer because it's like okay of your hand. This.
"solar panels" Discussed on Sidenote
"Hey let's kinda whatever learn this buddy. We oh this week dragged me to the core of viner. No it's my podcast is so finding who would you listen to it. Because you're like you'll be like who's rita ora. I'm and decide to come back. No one knows that is about example. You even know my favorite podcasts. I rarely listen to. I'm like literally seven or eight episodes behind on pook. Listen all summer okay. I'm gonna go first because we are sitting and mine is about sitting and how it kills you. Oh god not so. We're all probably sitting listening to this. Maybe some of you are on iran. And that's amazing of you can listen to a podcast while you're on i listen to buck running also while the podcast issues that dishes not that surprising i meant i would feel people use music to rome with. No i'm just saying. I don't think i listen to podcasts. That often except in a car in a car is what i was pension you i have a friend. She might be listening to this. She used to not realize you could get podcast non on your computer so she would literally download them on her desktop and stare at et unless than just this for you with nine hundred thirty s and were sitting around letting radio look like a horn. Okay so that sitting so you know how we you know we even have a video on the detriments of sitting and how it impacts your health. Studies have found. It can damage your heart. Your brain increased risk of most causes of death so sitting standard periods of time is not healthy. And that's not a drag or read because we are constantly sitting. I'm always thinking about this. And we have somebody was about even just standing up and moving and how that plays a role but a new study came a meta analysis that found a way you can offset this so they looked over forty four thousand people. I think nine different studies and the question was for people who have a very sedentary life like us so if you sit in an office all day is there a what. What if you're active outside of that sedentary. Yeah right because some people are not necessarily super active but they might be a job like being a teacher where you're standing all day moving around and so the question is can you counterbalance a life of sitting down. Does the question make sense. If i go for a run in the mornings. I back all that. Yeah or are you described because you said all day so people who aren't necessarily super active but are not seventy sedentary are typically healthier so teachers work on if you work on your feet. You're not sitting all day or january healthier than somebody who's sitting but the research found that if you sit for ten hours a day doing moderate to intense physical activity for around thirty to forty minutes. A day is enough to counteract it. I just a semi hard trump. So when when. That's all you need to like us do that. Your risk of death becomes about the same as somebody who does not have a sedentary lifestyle but like alyssa teacher. Yeah but who does not necessarily work out for you. Work out to thirty four minutes days to for ten hours is similar to teacher. Who's always on their feet. Careerism workout in terms of like risk of body and health issue. Any no this as a sign study. There's obviously lots parameters although that was a lot of people that's our favorite rats. The science communicators going to be like well meta analysis other than analysis of many studies. So anyway we sit too much and we need to counteract. It said moderate to intense exercise. So they did they ultimately. Were like. you need to be sweating okay. Cool cool. I'm keep running thursday storm coming. Is it really. It'll be real. That movie anne no you. Can't it start and you gave it away. Storms coming in okay. What'd you learn so mine actually relates a little bit to solar panels because now that we have solar panels on our roof and becoming sort of a little bit like obsessed with like. How the heck does this work because all of the power in our house. We'll get to it in detail. Later is coming from like these reared like glass things and it's just like so interesting and we've learned a lot about electricity this summer for the show that we're making an electricity is so confusing but so and so. This is a study that i finally think i kind of understand it. I probably won't even be able to explain to you properly confusing. Great scientists recently created thermo electric three d. printed ink thermo electric three d. printed ink. Okay then they could. maybe three different print solar panels. Okay so what they're thinking is. They could three d. printers ink on the exhaust pipe of gasoline cars. That could that could come electric thermoelectric and they can put them in chimneys and like like factory chimneys us. All of you know like i guess people mitigating climate crisis where they're still all these knowing factories still happening like. There's a way that we can actually coat any place where there's a lot of heat with this inc to create a bunch of extra electricity and essentially thermo. Electricity is so weird. I learned about this on our show. Which is like the gradient of heat moving from place to place depending on if it's like made of semiconductors like certain substances can actually push electrons in one direction and create electricity. Oh my god i've right. So just the movement of heat. If we can capitalize on the fact that he exists in higher quantities in some places they think they might as well. Then you might as well be using it for electrcity but it's always been really confusing because like it needs to happen on his heart and so this three d. printed ink is like essentially dislike one point. Four millimeter collins is kind of what it ends up being made tillery among those are your like semiconductors attached to silicon get to solar panels seller combs. Bow stuff is essentially. Just saying i was like so like if you can create these sort of semiconductors these specific columns. You can actually get this electricity. Just from the fact that there's intense heat coming out of a certain place and the cold side is just like the opposite side of it but the other reason they think this is important is for the future. When we're all using like wearable technology this could mitigate the use of batteries and essentially like sensors and things that they think are going to be a big part of wearables. You wouldn't even need a battery. You could just use your like your body. He would actually be the heat of being outside. Okay with your body heat or your body like it would depend on if it was really hot or really cold. It was used as a source of energy as opposed to needing no. I mean it's all very new..
A Dutch Group May Have a Way to Cut Carbon Emissions
"Un estimates that twenty percent of global carbon emissions come from residential buildings. A dutch organization thinks it might have found a way to drastically cut that number. Here's villa marks at the hague of all. The niche on tuna have lived in the same apartment in the dutch capital for the past four decades. Last year. they're building gonna makeover with triple glazed windows and a new insulated facade entail every everybody and the whole house is now warm yorker says with much lower energy costs. Almost six thousand other dutch homes have been through a similar retrofit devised by the nonprofit group. Energy sprung or energy leap. They end objective should be buying a retrofit as easy as buying a new kitchen. In ron boehner helped found energy sprung in two thousand ten and it's worked with banks regulators engineers and entrepreneurs to develop the best retrofit approach for homes worldwide. Eighty percent of the buildings that will be here in twenty fifty at least in europe have already been built and they were not built to standard that had in mind that we had to eliminate carbon emissions. And so unless we do that. Too all the buildings. We're never going to get the. I wouldn't say never but not within the timeframe that we got left. We don't have two hundred years to phase out carbon during the small dutch china limited votes. That prefabricated facades that can simply be hooked onto outside of existing old homes improving the energy efficiency eighty percent the undershirts woman from the facade manufacturer. Rc panels explains they use lasers to measure a building's dimensions. The size taylor. Doors and windows added to the panels in the factory exactly set course if he does. The door just doesn't open. The units shipped in a complex of three hundred apartments could be wrapped up in a matter of hours. Another element of an enemy sprung. Retrofit is how these homes a heated a separate dutch firm called factories zero bills a single module with heat pumps electric boilers and solar panels. All computer controlled
Faith Powers a Climate Advocate in Coastal Georgia
"For her meaning glass hill of savannah georgia carrying about the environment started with religion. She grew up in a christian church and her family observed the sabbath surrounded by the natural world. We actually go camping on the sabbath. We go picking clogs on the savage. They are some of the best memories that i have in my life. We would be able to appreciate the gist of creation which is land air clean water. Wildlife glass hill remains committed to protecting these gifts so she's passionate about reducing global warming. She worked as the coastal engagement. Associate with the georgia branch of interfaith power and light a nonprofit there. She's helping other people of faith reduce the carbon pollution produced by their churches synagogues and mosques. She works with congregations. In coastal georgia to coordinate energy audits plan energy efficiency upgrades and learn more about installing solar panels from the smallest jurists of the largest congregation. There's something that every fake community can do to decrease carbon emission. She says it's all part of being a good steward of god's
How the Green New Deal Harms America With Author Marc Morano
"Talking to the author of green fraud. Y the green. New deal is even worse than you think. Mark moreno is the author bestselling author of the politically incorrect guide to climate. Change the forwards by mark stein mark. You've been around this World for a while most americans. You know they're trying to live their lives. They care about the environment. You know we all we all care about these things. What is it that that has made folks like just speed off of the cliff because some of the things that there's adjusting. Everyone knows it's crazy. So who's buying into this. How is it. That biden is buying into this well. Let's become a mantra of a progressive democratic party. You have to be all in on the climate agenda. It's there's no. There's no way any major democratic candidate for president and senator congressman could ever descend on. This is in the old days the thirty years ago. You had the pro-life democrats on this. There's no there's no big tent on climate or energy on the democratic party so they're all in lockstep in the most devastating thing about this during trump's Two thousand nine hundred ninety second third year second year of trump's presidency with his policies we achieve for the first time since nineteen fifty two and harriet. Sooner was president. American energy dominance more energy exports than imports more energy less energy consumption and production. We were producing more. We were the world's largest oil and gas producer. We were booming. No more need for endless wars in the middle east no more need for oil from venezuela the middle east noah noah to rely on russia. Don't have to rely on it now because degree new deal solar panel windmills and electric car batteries. We're going to be relying on chinese rare earth mining using slave labor in china and also Human rights violations of chinese own minds in africa. It's lose lose. Lose all the way across america which makes it a love. Love love for the progressive agenda because it harms
What the Infrastructure Deal Means for Energy
"I'm David Brancaccio. Good morning to you. There is now a bill crafted to spend nearly a trillion dollars on infrastructure in America. And while it could pass into law that is not a foregone conclusion. The bill, drafted by a bipartisan team working over the weekend was unveiled last night. It isn't quite 3000 pages long and amendments are expected. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer expects a vote within quote a matter of days. Beyond the roads and bridges. Let's look at cleaner energy products there in buses. Hydrogen power charging stations for electric cars. Marketplaces Amanda FEATURE has more on that. Before installing a new electric car charging station. Jonathan Levy says his company Vico needs to know there's plenty of demand. We don't want to overbuild the charging infrastructure and not have the vehicles to be using it. That's where those federal dollars would come in to pay for new charging stations in, say, rural communities. Paul Bledsoe with the Progressive Policy Institute says that new infrastructure would also get more EVs on the road. That's really the only thing holding back people from buying electric vehicles now is concerns over charging the bill. Also funds pilot projects like carbon capture, but it doesn't do as much for more mature, clean energy technology. Abigail Ross Hopper is with the Solar Energy Industries Association. We had our time in the sun as a niche kind of science experiment, but that's over and what Ross Hopper says the solar industry needs to do now is deploy. Deploy, deploy. What would help get more solar panels out there, she says, are permanent tax
Astronauts Deploy a Second New Solar Array for the International Space Station
"The international space station has a new solar array. A total of six solar panels were installed during an almost seven hour spacewalk. The project was completed by astronauts from the U. S and European Space Agency was their third spacewalk in just over a week. The new arrays have a 15 year. Life
Why We Need to Include Human Behavior in Climate Models
"As the negative impacts of climate change are being felt across the globe. People are taking actions from installing solar panels on their roofs to joining student led climate strikes however these types of human responses are generally not included in models used to predict future climate change instead the climate models tend to assume a fixed pattern for human behavior and that people will keep acting the same way regardless of how many heat waves hurricanes and other climate induced disasters. They experience so my colleagues. And i incorporated human risk perception and behavior change into what we call the climate social model and found that in our simulations these human factors mattered quite a bit as the global temperature rose and led to increasing extreme weather events. People started doing more to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions. they changed their behavior to reduce their emissions. The most when it was easy and affordable and when it was socially supported by others when we compare different types of human responses in our simulations we found that behaviors that are performed once but lead to emissions reductions for years afterwards so things like insulating homes or adopting hybrid vehicles. These behaviors led to the most meaningful impacts on global temperature on the other hand behaviors. That need to be continually performed to maintain emissions reductions things like manually adjusting thermostats or driving fewer miles in cars. These did not lead to much global temperature change in our simulations we also found that the magnitude of uncertainty from the human factors in the model was similar to the amount of uncertainty from the physical factors and so altogether. This work indicates that including human behavior that is responsive to our changing planet in our climate models would likely improve their predictions
Astronauts Make Second Attempt to Deploy Solar Array
"And two space walking astronauts are outside the international space station. This latest spacewalk is aimed at advancing work on the station's solar array. They're installing new solar panels. Trial. Snyder NPR
Refurbished Wind Turbine Powers Homes and Learning
"I'm standing underneath a wind. Turbine in chaska minnesota on a windy spring day. I'm npr chief meteorologist. paul hutton. Her this is climate. Cast this wind turbines middle. School educates students about renewable energy and generates electricity for nearby homes. It's operated by the minnesota municipal power agency or m. pa matt quota. Har- sqi is the group's chaska chair or standing under a hundred and sixty kilowatt Wind turbine that was refurbish. Here from palm springs california and one of these resides in each of the twelve member communities. And what does mpa do. So mvp is twelve member counties that basically represent municipal electric Users that we basically get together both to generate our own electricity for all communities or to purchase it off the grid depending on the pricing of one. Electric has a give time. What are you trying to accomplish. So basically our goal is -ccomplish having a very reasonable electric creates our goal is to have power that's cheaper than xl energy As investor owned utility. How is it going deeper. Yep it's going very well. We're on a residential level. We ten in chaska to be about eight to nine percent lower than xl energy. These swishing blades above us help adults and their pocketbooks and offer a learning opportunity for students. Amy feet teaches. Fourth graders at saint. John's lutheran school in chaska. She leads her students on field trips to see renewables action. It's a great opportunity for students to think about how they use energy on a daily basis. We think about what are some ways that maybe we could cut some of our energy use and maybe not us quite as much energy. Our we may be wasting energy. We talk about how our use of energy affects the planet and all the people around us as well and then we also when we get to favorable energy park We they put us through. Maybe we'll ride a bike and we'll try to power entire home and how hard that is when we have lots of different things on in our home versus when we have maybe one thing on or two things on We'll go to a different station where we look at the solar panel. We'll go to a different station where we look at the wind turbine We'll talk about how we use non-renewable energy and also renewable energy the differences in those and how they actually affect us and how they actually affect the world around
Solar Panels Over California's Canals Could Save Gallons of Water
"Demand for solar power is growing and recent research suggests that people should consider installing solar panels. Not only on field and rooftops but above waterways as well brandon mcewen of the university of california. Santa cruz says canopies of solar panels can be installed over canals. The approach would generate clean energy and shading the water reduce. Evaporation her research estimates that covering california's four thousand miles of open canals with solar panels could save about sixty five billion gallons of water a year. This would be enough to irrigate fifty acres of farmland or meet the residential water knees over two million people. Conserving water is especially important. In california water scarcity is a big concern for our state especially when we have frequent droughts and climate change will only exacerbate drugs so any water savings is really critical. Solar covered canals are already in use in india. Mcewan says more research is required to assess the feasibility of the approach in california. But she says it could be a promising way to generate renewable energy while helping conserve water in a warmer
European Commission Unveils Plan to Tackle Foreign Subsidies
"It block deals with foreign companies if those companies get unfair subsidies from their governments. You don't have to read too terribly closely between the lines to see the EU was talking about China here as the global search for leverage over the world's second biggest economy. Seems to be waning event marketplaces to replenish or has that one European leaders are increasingly worried that China's state heavy economic system is threatening their own companies. James Lewis is with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He says China and Europe have a history here about a decade ago. The Chinese through a combination of industrial has been nauseous and economies of scale from the local market and huge government subsidies, basically ate the solar panel market and drove the Europeans out of the business. Europe's new rules are trying to level the economic playing field. Concern over human rights is another factor. Other governments also concerned President Biden is reportedly circulating proposals targeting China. The G seven summit David Dollar is with the Brookings Institution. We and the Europeans we can control who invest in our economy Who's able to do mergers and acquisitions in our economy that there lots of other areas where we just do not have any leverage. Anything that China does within its territory from subsidies to human rights is probably out of reach, he says Jennifer Hillman with the Council on Foreign Relations. Says China's growing influence as an investor and infrastructure through its international belt and road initiative has made it harder for some countries to confront him. And Hillman says the U. S is partly to blame. It's very hard when we're going around the world telling everyone don't use wall weighs five G when we do not have a five G alternative to offer we're concerned about the degree to which China is building all of this high speed rail around the world, but we do not have a high speed rail alternative to offer. Governments have called for a level playing field with China. But for now it is a moving playing field in the U. S and its allies are just trying to find their footing in New York. I'm sorry, banish shorts for marketplace.
US, China Agree to Cooperate on Climate Crisis With Urgency
"Days before president by Dennis to host a virtual summit on climate change the world's two biggest completes his agreed to work together on the issue the United States and China released a statement following two days of talks in Shanghai in which they announced that they have agreed to tackle the climate crisis with the seriousness and urgency that it demands speaking in Seoul the US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry said there is still a lot of work to be done on some things China has had an amazing deployment of renewables and China is the major producer of solar panels in the world but that doesn't mean you don't need to reduce the cosigner is the world's biggest carbon emitter followed by the United States the two countries pump out nearly Hoff of the fossil fuel fumes that all warming the planet's atmosphere I'm Karen Thomas
US And China Agree to Cooperate on Climate Change
"Before President Biden is the host of virtual summit on climate change. The world's two biggest carbon polluters agreed to work together on the issue. The United States and China released a statement following two days of talks in Shanghai in which they announced that they have agreed to tackle the climate crisis with the seriousness in urgency that it demands. Speaking in Seoul, the U. S special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry said there is still a lot of work to be done something China's had an amazing deployment of renewables. And China has the major producer solar panels in the world. But That doesn't mean you don't need to reduce the coal. China is the world's biggest carbon emitter, followed by the United States. The two countries pump out nearly half of the fossil fuel fumes that are warming the planet's atmosphere. I'm Karyn
US and China commit to working together on climate change
"On climate change. They're the world's top carbon polluters. The statement of commitment follows talks in Shanghai last week between US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart, Kerry says Beijing's biggest challenge Is to decrease its use of coal. China has had an amazing deployment of renewables. And China has the major producer solar panels in the world. But That doesn't mean you don't need to reduce the coal. China is the world's biggest coal consumer in southern Wisconsin. Three people are dead, too, are
Why good ideas get trapped in the valley of death -- and how to rescue them | TED-Ed - TEST
"It's ted talks daily. I'm elise hugh. Birthday is thursday april twenty seconds so we thought it would be a great time to share another lesson from our friends at ted. Ed this is part of a video series designed to cut through the complexity around climate change and explain the science in a clear way. It's all inspired by bill. Gates's new book how to avoid a climate disaster. This lesson is about how a lot of the smartest solutions to reduce. Carbon pollution actually already exist and how they're getting stuck in the valley death. How can we get them out of this trap. You can watch all seven lessons for free at ed dot ted dot com slash plan for zero. That's plan f. o. R. zero wants a gourd. Ted talks daily is brought to you by lulu lemon. I am a longtime runner and my attitude about workout clothing is i don't want to have to think about it at all. And that's why. I run in lululemon these days. I work out a lot alone. But i prefer doing it with friends. I have such great memories of really bonding with whoever. I'm running with my friends. They trust lululemon to my running buddy rob whereas the men's lululemon running shirt that comes in short sleeve or long and he says it's so light so dry so breathable. You'll never run in another shirt again. You can get your own shop. The fast and free shirt at lululemon dot com support for ted talks daily comes from odu odors suite of business. Apps has everything you need to run a company. Think of your smartphone with all your apps right at your fingertips odu is just like that for business but instead of an app to order takeout or tell you the weather you have sales inventory accounting and more union the department we've got it covered and they're all connected joined the six million users who stopped wasting time and started getting stuff done go to odu dot com slash ted to start a free trial that's od odio dot com slash ted. They've passed every test cleared every huddled jumped through every hoop now. All that remains is to unleash them on the wait. What's yes there's one more challenge. They must now cross the valley of death. All new products must pass through here before they reach the market. Many never make it out and sometimes that's okay if they don't work don't feel a need all for any number of other reasons but inventions. That could help address massive global issues. Also face this risk that's because technology's potential isn't the only factor that determines whether it will succeed. The valley of death is especially risky for innovations involving complex physical objects as opposed to software and for those in highly regulated industries like medicine building materials and transportation regulations and other obstacles aren't inherently bad. They're often designed to keep people safe but they do tend to scare off investors and that's what traps good ideas in the valley of gaffe that funding dries up before they can become profitable one of the fields where this problem is most pressing. Today is zero carbon technologies that is central to our future because they will help us eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and stabilize our climate but they also have features that make them particularly vulnerable in the valley of death. Let's look why that is and how we can change it. All new technologies must go through a development fans before they can become profitable for zero carbon technologies. The costs of this phase are high. The time lines are long and in spite of the good they can do. Demand is often low because they can require big changes in both infrastructure and consumer behavior for example electric heat pumps don't burn fossil fuels and when you factor in savings on energy use off cost competitive with gas furnaces but only change that heating and cooling systems every few decades direct air capture technologies meanwhile remove co two directly from the atmosphere. We need these technologies to reach our emission goals and several of them have already been proven to work but they're at risk of getting trapped in the valley of death because they're expensive. This creates a vicious cycle because the best way to know a costs is by well practicing making more of a product and refining it but high initial costs scare off investors and without their money companies can't continue to develop that technologies and can't ultimately decrease cost. Fortunately there's a way to break this cycle. Governments can help the gap when private investors won't fund technologies with such a high potential for social benefit. This isn't just theoretical. In the one thousand nine hundred ninety s functioning solar panels existed but one widely adopted because of that cost to change this. Germany offered government loans to companies creating soda piles and legally obligated utility companies to buy electricity produced using renewable energy the us and china followed suit by financing major solar panel projects. The cost of solar has dropped almost ninety percent since two thousand nine making it much easier to adopt a similar thing happened for wind energy. During the oil crisis of the nineteen seventies denmark invested in wind power and started taxing winds fossil fuel based competitors other countries took similar steps and as more wind power was generated worldwide. The costs of this technology dropped dramatically. These success stories tell us that government initiatives walk initiatives like boosting spending on research and development offering tax and loan incentives to stops that want to develop zero carbon technologies and consumers who want to buy them and putting a price on carbon emissions. We need governments to do what they did. For solar and wind for many more innovations at the end of the day ideas and inventions alone can't solve our most daunting problems. Policies and markets have to be shaped so the most promising
"solar panels" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast
"It's facts that the biden harris administration does not is on the cancelled keystone excel. They're not fans of of major oil pipeline. So it is a open to debate in talking about this that they may want to not have as pipeline running. But it's it's a very big difference between not approving keystone excels permit or cancelling that permit and actually emptying a crude oil pipeline. Which is what we're talking about. Today because this pipelines running full get to the conspiracy army corps of engineers basically. They haven't my emotional impact statement or they say that they're gonna have their mind. Pack statement ready march twenty twenty two. But they haven't they did the environmental assessment so that yea cessna so they kind of say they've done everything right the conspiracy there and i don't really think it's conspiracy theory. I just think that so. You have no legal precedent to empty crude oil pipeline to date really that so that's probably why has not been emptied because the judge to order just had ordered you know put this injunction that you From my understanding of that kodak's was ruled against but we didn't actually do anything on it because we have no legal precedent to a. He sort of got his hand. Slapped and the pipelines stayed running and dakota access made the case and so this is sort of an the army corps of engineers basically. I guess they're saying now that they don't have the pipeline is running without permits so the standing rock sioux tribe is pleading to judge votes. And saying hey we won. We assume that the administration was going to this would-be over when this this administration got elected. That was really interesting to hear that. They made that very clear and they probably said that before. I wasn't aware of that. But they made it very clear within the hearing that they assume stipend was going to be emptied with this administration. The friends in the white house. This is what would happen so that that didn't happen. And just roseburg and the san york. Sioux tribe seem very annoyed at dakota access the army corp engineers during the hearing. And so he didn't they ruled against pipeline. It didn't happen. The just kinda got his hand slapped. And now we're sort of where we're at and our mccormack engineers should have made it in. I think the judges. Maybe hoping they were going to make the decision. But they're not and they're saying okay. We'll we'll have the emotional impact statement ready on on on march twenty twenty two and i the market read it as you explained the market. That's really positive right. The divine inspiration is not going to go after line. Three not gonna go after line. Five for bridge and these pipelines are protected and i of read it a little bit differently that you because he didn't have the legal precedent you should be going through the courts to get the legal precedent and this would be to me. Looks like it may not work. They may not get the ruling in their favor but if they get it and it sticks then you've got it which means that's way more damning five in line three and actually any pipeline existing. That's full to empty pipeline and legal precedent beyond that to just not get one approved so they were so the ideas they were playing a more nuanced game..
NASA Rover Drops Ingenuity Helicopter Off on Mars
"Let's go back to mars and talk about this this test flight. That's coming up soon for ingenuity. The news i hear is that they have dropped the helicopter from the belly of the based perseverance and it is getting ready to be ramped up. Almost literally exactly. That's right a tweet. From nasa jet propulsion laboratory. Which are this was the weekend. I liked very much. It said mars helicopter touchdown confirmed. It's two hundred ninety three million miles or four hundred. Seventy million million kilometer journey aboard nasa perseverance and it with the final drop of four inches ten centimeters from the rovers belly to the surface of mars today next milestone survive the night. And that's because as of. I think it was saturday. The ingenuity helicopter has been now relying on. Its own power for the heaters that keep the electronics war because until then it was taking power from perseverance itself now tell its own and so it relies on the batteries the internal batteries and the solar panel which sits on top of the the two rotor blades. So hopefully that will keep going. Well the heater apparently keeps the inside. The about seventy degrees celsius forty five degrees fahrenheit because the temperature on mas drops to way way below zero it can be as low as minus ninety celsius about one hundred thirty minus hundred thirty fahrenheit. So look i think always going well. As far as i know. They've checked out the solar panels and we haven't heard anything to the
Georgia-Based Innovation Lab Works to Speed the Transition to Clean Transportation
"Curiosity lab and peachtree corners. Georgia companies are testing new transportation technologies. For example. you can summon an electric scooter and it will roll up riderless and ready for you to hop on. Think uber but for an scooter. You pull up. You call it. The east cooter drives to you. Brandon brandon is chief technology officer for the city of peachtree corners which owns curiosity lap. The lab is located within technology park and allows companies free of charge to see how their products perform a real world setting. The property includes a one and a half mile stretch of road. That's used at the test. Track for technologies like the scooters and self driving electric shuttles and now part of the track is a solar road it's embedded with solar panels. That people can walk in drive on and they've here right on top of the roadway. So you don't have to bust up. The asphalt random says the manufacturer is evaluating. How the solar road performed with pedestrians bikes and cars and changing weather. Conditions can hold up on a roadway. What happens when it gets really hot. What happens when it rains. The data that companies gather at curiosity lab can help improve emerging technologies and that can help speed the transition to cleaner transportation
Catholic seminary installs a solar farm shaped like a cross
"From their plane. Windows people traveling to and from chicago may notice the shape of a cross in a field outside the city. This cross is made entirely of rows of solar panels that helped power a catholic seminary. The shape of it is really something. I think is special. Father john carter is the rector and president of online seminary at the university of saint mary of the lake he says the three hundred kilowatt array which went online in december is the first solar installation at a. Us catholic seminary. The project is saving the seminary money on electric bills and karchi says it represents the environmental stewardship. That's central the catholic. Teaching six years ago pope francis wrote in and cyclical a formal letter that called upon the world to reduce its use of fossil fuels and limit global warming and long even before pope francis. It's been part of the catholic. Social justice tradition recognizing that care for the earth. You know isn't just sort of one. Amongst many good tasks we should take on but it really is central to creation which we receive as a gift from god so he says going solar made sense financially and as an expression of the catholic faith.
NASA's Mars helicopter carries a piece of Wright brothers' plane
"The mars mission for nasa is working toward another first flight. Milestone that of its little helicopter. Called ingenuity nasa spokeswoman. Laurie gays talking about the work of the jet propulsion laboratory. That jpl small team of nasa helicopter experts assisted jpl embarrassing but ingenuity comply in marzieh's super thin atmosphere. Right now they're looking at april eighth for the big moment and this first flight will pay tribute to the original first flight. The wright brothers flight one hundred seventeen years ago over kittyhawk north carolina. Nasr's martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the nineteen three right flyer. Engineers tape the material to a cable beneath the helicopter solar panel and this is not the first time one of these historical fragments traveled a space. A different piece of the wright brothers plane flew to the moon with apollo eleven's neil armstrong more than fifty years ago ankle landed racket twain crank quality. We copy on the ground. He got up on the guys about the blue. We're breathing again. Hike a lot.
"solar panels" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"The financial ombudsman service has received two thousand complaints and bark blaze has put aside millions to compensate those. who took out Bigelow used to pay. solar panels that are worthless. see these people bought into this climate change crap they bought into the promises they brought in more than the idea that they put a couple solar panels on the roof and you won't believe pretty soon a power company is going to be driving up in giving you money. that's how much you're going to save. your energy is going to be clear they're finding out they can't heat their homes that it's not working it doesn't make a hell of a difference and they're not saving any money in fact they're out the money it cost them to buy these solar panels and yet. example how this stuff works on people. why because they were made to believe they were saving the planet and they wanted to be helpful and their lives to be meaningful so they went out and bought these things and there were it was I told you first house I bought when I lived in Sacramento. it was it was a project housing project in every house in the development had to solar panels on the roof and I said what about solar panels you won't believe how much money you're going to save on your electric bill. the time they were worthless it was later discovered they weren't even cannot do anything they were just up there. to satisfy some regulation of the homes be built.
"solar panels" Discussed on KTRH
"Interior branches of a tree, and you have pretty much just like looks like tufts of leaves at the end. And if you magin when the winds come, and they blow in those leave act of sale, you'll have the leaves blowing back and forth and put a lot of work in the middle of the branch because the leaves are just on the end now proper tree thinning is going to have a density kind of uniform you're gonna go through and texture is the tree uniform not just strip out in the interior, so pruning is one of the main things that I'll see with large limb failure. Also when you when you have somebody come in strip out the branches exposes that. Inner bark totally called sons called lot of people don't know this betrays actually get sunburn just like we do. So. I know the coppertone Oma trees met. Well, you know, they're actually some of the hotter places like Zona, they do that they'll paint the barks to healthy SPF. But here in Huston all we need is just proper thinning not stripping out. The can't be allow the tree the the filter the sunlight, so it, you know, it's it's gets proper proper thing. Sorry. And then also make sure that the branches aren't over heavy on the end, I'm trying to excuse me. But I'm trying to get my trees. They're big twenty five year old oak trees. Everybody's got half half Houston's got him. And I'm trying to get the dog on grass to grow underneath a man. And I've got to get those leaves out of their how how do I get sunlight what do I do? Okay. So one of the most common issues that I hear is. Oh my gosh. I can't get my grass by three. And I would point people at all over Houston. The have watched green graphs, and they have giant trees covering the yard. And they can't figure out what they're doing different than everybody else. And what it is generally a combination of two things one graph are like little solar panels. And when you've got a solar panel that small and full sun, you can have a small one. But when you take that vaccine fame solar panel, and you put in the shade to double or triple the size to get the same same units the same that you're getting from one in the fun. So grow your grass higher if you can grow your graph higher cut at higher. What you'll have is. You'll have bigger grasp plays the catcher sunlight, and then also a lot of our homes that are, you know, fifteen years, plus our home slope toward the yard or both towards the street. What happens is over fifteen years. You have a flow arose in the yard. Slope. And so you have a little bit of dirt attitude time that starts to the the where way you're good soil. So having your Argyle yourself come in, you know, once in the fall into a top dressing of compost, and it helps build out that that foil mixture that your grass is trying to hold routes to and you ever look at your yard. And you're walking around you, see the graph. You see these runners. They're just stuck nothing is because there's no soul matter for them to catch through. So absolutely trees do it properly. But also you got to build up your grass bringing Ganic material and Mohan higher. So we we got this huge wind and rain event Wednesay night. What do I if I'm worried about mature as I saw flapping in the breeze all night long. What am I looking for that might indicate some stress or damage? Okay. So when you've got your trees, I thing, you know, always call professional call certified Arborist. I say certified, but with you're looking at your tree one of the first things to look at look at the Trump when you're looking at the Trump and look at the soil around the trunk is there any lifting like if you take a shovel and put it in the ground. Any lifting? I is there any sort of indication that the roots are starting to try to disconnect from the soul and bring that tree over if you see that that training ago right away. And then also look at where the trunk in the sole connect, right? There is the root flare in and start eyeballing to see any mushrooms. Now, there's a whole host of different mushroom cow. But if you start noticing that there's these sort of bright orange mushrooms or you start noticing clusters mushrooms best thing to do is just call Ann Arbor have come take a look, and 'cause there's there's never mushrooms that will eat away at the root system and overtime. Your tree could end up. Just like said Atlanta across the yard or across your house. I don't want to or across the hood of the car. I don't want that. So how when you when you guys come out? What are you looking at that says, okay, we can salvage this tree or it's gotta go. And if it is salvageable, how do you do that? Okay. Well, when I'm looking at trade first thing, I do is. Try to characterize it. You know, how much damage does take playing. And then what species the tree, let's say, you know, you've got like a, you know, a thirty five year old. You know, ashtray oka- is the limbs are broken apart this tree in Houston. Unfortunately, ash, tree sent a rhyme with trash trees unfortunate situation. Let's say that tree is not an ashtray. And it's a live oak. How much of this tree a lot of strong? So how this three is is can we work with? And then we just kinda valuate the percentage of the tree usually the one third role. We have more than one third of the total canopy an impacted. We're going to start thinking about you know, auctions here, but we put in a couple of different categories species of tree amount of damage done. And then, you know, the client's interests for out shopping for a tree expert. What are couple of good questions to ask to make sure we got the right guy. Well them, you know, how long they've been with the company how long has the employees that work for them. Ben with them. You've got a lot of guys that start up three companies. And they have what you know. Heavy heavy rollover. You may have one company comes in. And they're claiming the experts, but who actually does the work, and how long have they been working for you like here with our company. We have employees have been with us. You know, thirty. Thirty five years are good company. We offer good benefits. But you know, how long have those people been working 'cause you know, you know, you get me come out and talk to you. But you know, I may know what I'm talking about. But how how how well does the person actually doing the work now know their job? Yeah. That's a big part to talk real. We got just a minute. But talk about the importance of grinding out, the stump. If you do have to take a tree down. Okay. So there's different methods of removing the stop some people wanna go with biological controls. It's an area in the backyard. They're they're less worried about so they just wanna put, you know, some herbicide on until it the sucker pop back other people come in. And they'll you know, they'll put you know, the drill and put the biochemical the bacteria and tragedy. Composes stop faster. Those are all things you can get from Home Depot. But when you get the stump grinding, you need to look at one utilities, how close to your surrounding Phillies, and is is some running impossible. They've stayed faxes offers a service. Eight one one where you call and they the city sent the money out.
"solar panels" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Of brats heats, the mother what all these young lefties. They're immature. They're a bunch of brats. They're going to ruin this country. We have to be careful gotta watch. AFC gets there with Anderson blooper, she's got all heard green new deal where she wants everybody solar panels on their house. She wants to spend gazillions of dollars greening the country. It's going to require a lot of rapid change that we don't even conceive as possible right now. What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible? Vigo? She doesn't have a clue. He doesn't have a clue you start about climate change that of course, she she also talking about eliminating carbon emissions in the next twelve years. Yeah. We're just going to close down every coal mine tomorrow. That's it. Okay. Do these clueless little brats taking congress is that fair? That's not nice you talking about our United States Senator lease please make macaroni and cheese and doing the moranga kitchen. She's not allowed to cook. He's not a lot of cook. Macaroni. Morongo. Well, what does she dancing her? She was dancing on something Murang'a because she's of Latin descent wasn't nice. Yeah. We can do that. I mean, look at her on her. Look at her. There's a thing of her dance. He's not doing a waltz. Is that a big deal? If there was a video of her dancing and high school, why was that a negative? You're allowed to dance in high school. She's not comported herself. Nice. But you're going to defend it all the way. Did you see what your president tweeted out yesterday? What did you see that? Joe Elizabeth Warren. I thought that was hysterical. Elizabeth Warren banner that says Lisbeth warrants twenty twenty. So he tweets out Warren one twenty twentieth. Altered it. Serena won twenty twentieth. As a shot at her. You know, being not native American. Elizabeth Warren, I call Pocahontas, and that's an insult.
"solar panels" Discussed on Wall Street Oasis
"Solar panels on top of your house, and creating more efficient electrical grid and Samsung as large player in that industry. And so they immediately placed me in that that position. And while the time, I was a little hesitant. Because it wasn't a very sexy industry in two thousand fourteen actually turned out to be a fascinating move. And I conducted projects than Germany and in Japan and China working both in batteries for energy storage for utilities, but also in electric vehicles as well. And so it was a great entree into the entire mobility industry. And I loved it. I had really fascinating projects, and we we were able to actually build a quite a bit of interest in that internal team in our projects. This a lot of times people would would be demanding to work with us to to work on battery projects because it was just such an interesting growing industry, but while a hundred. Person internal strategy. I've never heard of anything quite like that that that must have been an incredible experience. Yeah. It was in for the first time, I was working with you know, folks that had spent you know, maybe the bulk of their career in Germany or in the United States or India. So is it was in many ways as diverse environment as NCI and a lot of the folks working with had spent time in consulting as well. So this was like a, you know, folks, I remember one of the gentleman I work with it's bent a long time it BC G. And you know, it was really good experience for me to understand how to structure my thinking. My thoughts developing these these consulting reports in working on a sort of two to three months program. That was something I'd never really done before. And it was it was actually very valuable a lot of time spent PowerPoint, but it was also good to the structure. My thoughts in helps a lot. I think in the diligence we even here..