Kansas Solar Electric Co~operatives, Inc.
Have you ever wished there were solar energy products under $30 to light up your home at night while reminding you of the need to evolve mainstream use of Building-Integrated PhotoVoltaic [BI-PV] Solar Demand Site Solar Electric for 25% of the electricity we consume by 2030?
Today, Collections, Etc. carries over 140 decorative products to enhance your world with light via solar energy -so do numerous home improvement stores.
They offer practical inexpensive products from solar tombstones decorations to solar lights that make your address legible at night to an elegant glowing solar peacock or numerous angels with wings that glow in the dark. One of my favorites is the flamingo solar electric bug zapper. For those that abhor pesticides it is choice.
Last year, a friend gave me a solar crystal ball that enchants the garden on a daily and nightly basis. This year, I found a glowing solar hummingbird to adorn my garden. Click on Collections, Inc. to visit their webpage and instantly connect to over 140 solar products.
Certainly BI-PV Solar Architecture is more technical in design, installation and monitoring than less expensive solar statues, however the simple fact that sunlight falling on silicon surface generates electricity remains the same at both levels. Use solar decor to enhance your home, educate a friend and show your support of solar energy, today!
With the money you save using solar yard lights send K-SEC a contribution via Pay Pal or volunteer your time to help us. We are working on getting a donation meter to allow the public to follow how much has been donated to K-SEC. With the many voices and groups evolving it may be difficult to decipher those with genuine goals and many years of experience.
Contributions in 2011 will help K-SEC achieve the following goals:
(1) Recruit 5 board members across KS for K-SEC's Phase I Demonstration.
(2) Develop database of 50,000 SF BI-PV Solar Roofing Potential in every Kansas county to evolve K-SEC's Phase I Demonstration of 10,000 SF installed solar demonstration in each KS county.
(3) Educate public about The K-SEC Model which is a deployment acceleration goal to install 1,000 MWp BI-PV Solar Electric Architecture in KS by 2024.
(4) Prepare K-SEC to initiate proceeding before Kansas Corporation Commission [KCC] for ratepayer revenue backing to approve $50 million in bond financing to complete K-SEC's Phase I Demonstration of 10,000 SF BI-PV Solar in each county of Kansas by 2014.
(5) Read K-SEC's Annual Report 2009 to review K-SEC's Phase II Foundation from 2014 to 2024 ---a $3 billion plan to produce and install 1,000 MWp BI-PV Solar Roofing in Kansas to provide 7% of electricity consumed in Kansas by 2024.
There is presently ony 500 MWp PV Solar Capacity in the entire United States. The K-SEC Model will install twice that in KS.
The German States is a nation that is only a little larger than Kansas geographically with 3-4 sun hours a day. It has 3.5 GWp installed solar capacity. Kansas has 5 to 6 sun hours a day and would thereby generate more electricity from the same amount of solar roofing in Germany.
K-SEC asks community organizations in each County Seat of Kansas to sponsor a Run with the Sun for Solar Energy !
Choose Your Day & Travel Your Way
Recruit Sponsors & Send Packet Using The Honors System ~ we believe the primary hurdle to energy industry transformation is personal initiative and accountability!
Reduce the potential of fires during a picnic and while camping in the park or mountains. Reduce mess and fire hazards when you barbeque in your backyard by using a SOLAR COOKER.
Some Solar Cookers are hybrid allowing you to use the sunshine or an electric outlet on rainy or overcase days.
DO-IT-YOURSELF SOLAR COOKER
One of my formal teaching experiences I had as a college student was to teach third graders about solar energy. Dr. John O. Selfridge an instructor at Kansas State University in the 1970s headed up the program. To prepare the third graders [and their families] for our passive solar energy field trips we made a variety of simple solar demonstrations. One of my favorites was the Solar Cookers we made from a hanger and aluminum foil. It is made from recycled metal hangers and aluminum foil. Thus, it creates very little waste.
Have your class as a student or instructor sponsor an afternoon for me to help them build Simple Solar Cookers --yes I will also bring BI-PV Solar.
+One wire hanger
+Wide aluminum foil
+Food to cook like chicken or eggs
Bend back the head of the hanger to create a stand. Create a circle out of the body of the hanger. Place aluminum foil across the circule with the shiny side up. Tightly wrap the aluminum foil around the circle of the hanger until secured. Leave plenty of aluminum foil in the center. Gently press the aluminum foil down to create a bowl-shaped or concave cooker. This provides heating from three sides.
Place the food you want to cook in the center of the bowl shaped aluminum foil cooker. You could event cook shrimp or a small ham. Nearby you can sit a ceramic cup to heat water for tea. To make your Solar Cooker stronger allowing it to take heavier food items, double the aluminum foil bowl structure and secure the sides of the aluminum foil with paper clips. Cement aborbs heat. Food heats faster on a sidewalk rather than soil or grass.
Set the solar cooker in the direct sun to cook up a great meal using no fuel and creating no pollution with an inexpensive do-it-yourself technology.
Eileen M. Smith, M.Arch.
Founder & President/CEO Since 2005
Kansas Solar Electric Co~operatives, Inc.
PO BOX 2 Lawrence, Kansas 66044
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If you and your family or a group would like K-SEC to manage your Collections, Inc. order, please provide your contact information in the form below. Include a description, item number and price of each item you want ordered and shipped.
K-SEC adds a 25% donation plus shipping and handling fees. K-SEC does not receive special price on the items we order. K-SEC is not re-seller.
K-SEC management of your orders is our way of letting you know we care about you and we appreciate your efforts to understand and enjoy the simplicity and beauty of solar generated electricity, today!
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