The Nissan Leaf, Zero Emission, 100 Miles Per Charge

Enter a new breed of automobiles. The Nissan Leaf.

So what’s it all about?

The Nissan Leaf is a full electric car, it’s not a hybrid. As marketed by Nissan, it has ‘No Tailpipe’. The vehicle is powered by a 24kW-h/90 kW lithium ion battery pack that drives an 80 kW/110 hp electric motor. It’s [...]

Share

Understanding Wind Power

Wind Power, Explained

So you see a lot about wind power these days. Huge wind fields with crazy skyscraping propellers whose size boggles the mind when seen up close. Enough of these out in the world and we can replace conventional power plants all together. So they say. And they may be right. These wind [...]

Share

Solar Power, The Low Down

So what’s the deal with solar power? Let’s break it down into a few parts here. Number one, how much power can I make with it? Number two, how much do these systems cost? Number three, the bottom line, is it worth it to get into solar?

Number one: Power producing ability. How much power [...]

Share

Get a Handle on Your Electricity Usage or Non-Usage

Standby. It’s not a word that most of us use in our daily lives. Why would we need to, right? Wrong. Standby is one of the biggest problems we face today. Huh? What? How? Well here it is.

Remember the old days, when you turned something off, like your TV, your printer, your toaster over, [...]

Share