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Thermal Solar - The Ignored Superstar

Valerie Jenner

                                                                                                

When nature moves in the direction of least resistance why do we as humans always choose the hardest way forward?

 

Imagine yourself on a sunny summery day at the beach ready to cool yourself off in refreshing water. You do a fast hot sand dance to get to the waters edge to avoid burning your feet. Sandals or not that sand is hot. The sun beating on the sand makes a very blistering beach experience; sun beating on shallow water equals hot water. Simple. Heat makes heat.

 

The easiest, most cost effective solar options with the best Return on Investment are here and have always been here and solar electricity is not it. If we really want to “Green,” ourselves electrically, our best options are to reduce our electrical load, unplug, turn off, install sensors and timers, switch to low wattage lighting, simplify our electrical needs, use Energy Star or better appliances, insulate the building and seal all leaks - and then heat with heat - not fossil fuels.

 

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Community Poll:
The "Old Village" area is a distinct neighborhood in Plymouth. What statement best described your awareness and visitation of it?
I am aware of Old Village and go often
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