SolaRover™ Mobile Solar Power Systems provide pure, consistent electricity for all types of commercial, industrial and emergency applications - wherever and whenever needed. Categorically clean, absolutely silent and far more economical than comparable diesel generators over the long term, SolaRover systems offer today's best investments in portable power generators. With unparalleled engineering, leading-edge components, rugged steel construction and a variety of practical options, SolaRover sets the benchmark high.
EPA's Region 8 Using the Sun and Solarover
Using the Sun to Power Environmental Cleanup at the Pennsylvania Mine
EPA is using the sun to power cleanup work at the Pennsylvania Mine above Keystone, Colorado. In an effort to reduce the amount of toxic metals flowing into Peru Creek, a tributary to the Snake River, EPA is performing work to stabilize and prevent erosion of mine waste at the mine as well as supporting the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety in plugging mine tunnels to decrease the flow of metals-contaminated water. Usually this type of field operation involves running a diesel generator continuously to power and recharge tools, sampling devices, communication equipment and computers. At the Penn Mine EPA is using a solar powered generator with battery backup.
Louis Berger and SolaRover donate solar generator to Sandy victims
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 14, 2012
MORRISTOWN, N.J.—The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) and SolaRover have partnered to donate a mobile hybrid solar generator to provide alternative energy to New York locations still without power in Superstorm Sandy's aftermath. The unit was mobilized to support a Greenpeace gym, clinic and soup kitchen facility at 196 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park, NY.
SolaRover™ on 9news - Local company trying to help Sandy victims
November 12, 2012
SolaRover™ Provides Emergency Electricity to Battered New York in the Wake of Super Sandy Hurricane
SolaRover Mobile Solar Power Systems is providing emergency electricity in Queens' Rockaways District to 3 apartments, a small store and a relief center.
Lone Tree, CO – November 16 – SolaRover™ a Colorado-based, U.S. manufactured, mobile solar power company has been providing emergency electricity around critical areas of New York in the wake of hurricane Super Sandy.
Driving Force Radio - Resiliancy After Disasters
November 10, 2012
Jan Mazotti and Kelly de la Torre discuss the impact of Super Storm Sandy and what it has revealed about U.S. Infrastructure and response capability. Our latest Energy 101 segment talks about real solutions to loss of power and lack of clean water, and remarks on government resistance to change. We CAN build sustainable communities that are resilient to disasters.
Driving Force Radio - Discussing Mobile Solar Power Systems
Guest John Spisak, CEO & President of SolaRover discusses mobile solar power
Host Jan Mazotti is joined by co-host Kelly de la Torre for another Energy 101 topic, discussing Mobile Solar Power Systems - a company that offers mobile solar power solutions. Think of a solar powered generator - to run your business or to provide emergency power.
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FoxBusiness.com - Should the Government Still Subsidize Solar Energy
Sep 23, 2011- 6:32 - SolaRover CEO John Spisak on the pitfalls of government subsidies for industries such as solar energy.
FoxNews.com LIVE - SolaRover: The Anti-Solyndra?
Sep 21, 2011- 6:32 - SolaRover: The Anti-Solyndra?
FOX 31 Denver - Red tape prevents SolaRover from helping disaster victims
SolaRover is offering to help recent storm victims, but their effores are being blocked by government red tape.
KTVU.com - SolaRover Powered Water Purifier Could Save Lives
Revolutionary SolaRover Powered Mobile Water Purifier Could Save Lives In Major Disaster
A revolutionary new SolaRover powered mobile water purifier made an auspicious debut in the East Bay Tuesday purifies salt water in seconds.
Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department
Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department
In August 2011, SolaRover traveled to central Georgia and supported the Muscogee County Sheriff’s multijurisdictional field operation along the Interstate 85 corridor for 2 days and nights. The operation was designed to interdict drug traffickers moving north, impede speeding and reckless drivers and send a message to those driving under the influence. SolaRover powered the Muscogee County mobile command center complete with air conditioning units, a satellite communications system, lighting, radio and TV communications and officer support amenities. This demonstration featured fuel generators creating incessant noise, fumes, odor and frequent refueling trips into town alternating with the silent, clean odor free SolaRover refueling all by itself from the overhead sun. Everyone at the scene including those arrested (brought to the mobile jail) marveled at the quiet when the SolaRover was operating and it took everyone a few minutes to stop shouting outside in order to be heard over the generators when the SolaRover took over. Law enforcement from Alabama, the State of Georgia and other jurisdictions all visited the operation and all were quite impressed with the SolaRover.
SolaRover powered a group wedding in New York City
SolaRover was proud to silently and cleanly power a group wedding in downtown New York City directly across from City Hall for Sun Crystals during the fall. The event organizers wanted to award their contest winners with a clean and green wedding in the spectacular setting of Manhattan in the fall without the din of diesel generators and the odor of diesel fumes. With gentle breezes, the band playing and flowers everywhere, Sun Crystals, their guests and happy couples were married in the serene silence and clean air that only a SolaRover mobile solar generator could provide. "Green" SolaRover in the "Big Apple" and very proud of it!
SolaRover in Haiti and on FOX News
Mobile Solar Power Trailer in Haiti and on FOX News
Wind Power Won't Cool Down the Planet
Often enough it leads to higher carbon emissions
By ROBERT BRYCE
The wind industry has achieved remarkable growth largely due to the claim that it will provide major reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. There's just one problem: It's not true. A slew of recent studies show that wind-generated electricity likely won't result in any reduction in carbon emissions-or that they'll be so small as to be almost meaningless.
This issue is especially important now that states are mandating that utilities produce arbitrary amounts of their electricity from renewable sources. By 2020, for example, California will require utilities to obtain 33% of their electricity from renewables. About 30 states, including Connecticut, Minnesota and Hawaii, are requiring major increases in the production of renewable electricity over the coming years.
Wind-not solar or geothermal sources-must provide most of this electricity. It's the only renewable source that can rapidly scale up to meet the requirements of the mandates. This means billions more in taxpayer subsidies for the wind industry and higher electricity costs for consumers.
None of it will lead to major cuts in carbon emissions, for two reasons. First, wind blows only intermittently and variably. Second, wind-generated electricity largely displaces power produced by natural gas-fired generators, rather than that from plants burning more carbon-intensive coal.
Because wind blows intermittently, electric utilities must either keep their conventional power plants running all the time to make sure the lights don't go dark, or continually ramp up and down the output from conventional coal- or gas-fired generators (called "cycling"). But coal-fired and gas-fired generators are designed to run continuously, and if they don't, fuel consumption and emissions generally increase. A car analogy helps explain: An automobile that operates at a constant speed-say, 55 miles per hour-will have better fuel efficiency, and emit less pollution per mile traveled, than one that is stuck in stop-and-go traffic.
Recent research strongly suggests how this problem defeats the alleged carbon-reducing virtues of wind power. In April, Bentek Energy, a Colorado-based energy analytics firm, looked at power plant records in Colorado and Texas. (It was commissioned by the Independent Petroleum Association of the Mountain States.) Bentek concluded that despite huge investments, wind-generated electricity "has had minimal, if any, impact on carbon dioxide" emissions.
Bentek found that thanks to the cycling of Colorado's coal-fired plants in 2009, at least 94,000 more pounds of carbon dioxide were generated because of the repeated cycling. In Texas, Bentek estimated that the cycling of power plants due to increased use of wind energy resulted in a slight savings of carbon dioxide (about 600 tons) in 2008 and a slight increase (of about 1,000 tons) in 2009.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has estimated the potential savings from a nationwide 25% renewable electricity standard, a goal included in the Waxman-Markey energy bill that narrowly passed the House last year. Best-case scenario: about 306 million tons less CO2 by 2030. Given that the agency expects annual U.S. carbon emissions to be about 6.2 billion tons in 2030, that expected reduction will only equal about 4.9% of emissions nationwide. That's not much when you consider that the Obama administration wants to cut CO2 emissions 80% by 2050.
Earlier this year, another arm of the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, released a report whose conclusions were remarkably similar to those of the EIA. This report focused on integrating wind energy into the electric grid in the Eastern U.S., which has about two-thirds of the country's electric load. If wind energy were to meet 20% of electric needs in this region by 2024, according to the report, the likely reduction in carbon emissions would be less than 200 million tons per year. All the scenarios it considered will cost at least $140 billion to implement. And the issue of cycling conventional power plants is only mentioned in passing.
Coal emits about twice as much CO2 during combustion as natural gas. But wind generation mostly displaces natural gas, because natural gas-fired generators are often the most costly form of conventional electricity production. Yet if regulators are truly concerned about reducing carbon emissions and air pollution, they should be encouraging gas-fired generation at the expense of coal. And they should be doing so because U.S. natural gas resources are now likely large enough to meet all of America's natural gas needs for a century.
Meanwhile, the wind industry is pocketing subsidies that dwarf those garnered by the oil and gas sector. The federal government provides a production tax credit of $0.022 for each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced by wind. That amounts to $6.44 per million BTU of energy produced. In 2008, however, the EIA reported subsidies to oil and gas totaled $1.9 billion per year, or about $0.03 per million BTU of energy produced. Wind subsidies are more than 200 times as great as those given to oil and gas on the basis of per-unit-of-energy produced.
Perhaps it comes down to what Kevin Forbes, the director of the Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship at Catholic University, told me: "Wind energy gives people a nice warm fuzzy feeling that we're taking action on climate change." Yet when it comes to CO2 emissions, "the reality is that it's not doing much of anything."
Mr. Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, recently published his fourth book, "Power Hungry: The Myths of 'Green' Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future" (PublicAffairs).
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SolaRover - Taste of Lone Tree
On August 13 and 14, 2011, SolaRover was pleased to completely power the end of summer festival - "A Taste of Lone Tree" - for the City of Lone Tree and the Chamber of Commerce. Nearly 30 restaurants, dozens of artisans, musicians and a band participated in the 2 day event that featured wine and beer tasting, live music, lots of good food and kids’ activities all spread out within the Commons at Lone Tree. This 2 day festival was completely green with all power supplied by SolaRover’s Mojave-3 and Alvord cube units giving the crowds of people the opportunity to enjoy the music, have friendly conversation and savor the mingling aromas of freshly cooking delicacies from some of the area’s best eateries. There was no din of generators and no smell of exhaust to interfere. SolaRover powered lights, cookers, freezers, ice-cream coolers, amplifiers, guitars, pizza ovens and much more - all silently, and exhaust free. Even with heavy cloud cover and a rain shower the second day, the festival was a success and 100% green powered.
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Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar ChallengePublished : Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:03:23 +0000
Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | Transportation
Solar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many different disciplines, companies and universities working on a family-sized solar car to compete in the cruiser class. “Cruiser Class is about two or […]
The Spherical Sun Power GeneratorPublished : Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:35:52 +0000
Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power
German Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a spherical sun power generator prototype called the beta.ray. His technology will combine spherical geometry principles with a dual axis tracking system, allowing […]
The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating HousePublished : Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:05:09 +0000
Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power
Designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to 98% recycled materials; including the laminate timber and aluminum hull. Skylights, balconies and large windows encircle the dwelling, allowing for efficient lighting and beautiful […]
Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?Published : Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:35:23 +0000
Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power
Since 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water such as: drinking water reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals, remediation and tailing ponds, and hydro electric dam reservoirs. This simple and affordable alternative […]
France Passes Green Rooftop LawPublished : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:10:23 +0000
Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar Power
France keeps making green headlines lately… the Eiffel Tower’s wind turbines, the tree-shaped wind turbines being installed in Paris, and now an exciting new law that is sure to have a huge environmental impact in urban centers. Every new commercial building in France must meet a new building requirement; the roof must be at least […]