$3 Billion Solar Power Deal Signed By California Utility

Pacific Gas & Electric today will announce a deal to buy as much as 900 megawatts of electricity. It will be enough to power 540,000 California homes each year, and involve the construction of five solar power plants during the next decade. The company to build the solar-thermal power plants in the Mojave Desert is BrightSource Energy.

Storing Sunshine Using Flow Batteries

Flow batteries are a unique kind of battery — they have tanks that hold hundreds of gallons of the chemicals, called electrolytes. Flow batteries just happen to be very good at storing solar or wind power. Renewable power sources suffer from being intermittent, and less reliable for continuous power supply than coal or gas. Neither resource is a good match …

Comfort Glow Blue Flame Vent-Free

Notes from Manufacturer: Comfort Glow Blue Flame Vent-Free Natural Gas heater with thermostat. Heats an area up to 1000 Sq. Ft. No outside venting required. Has a built in safety-Oxygen Depletion Sensor. Push-button piezo ignition for matchless start. Has 2 heat settings 15000 BTU and 30000 BTU. Purchase from: Buy Online or Heater Shop ($179)

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Convection Heater

Notes from Manufacturer: Very powerful & cost effective propane convection heater by Dayton Propane Heating – 200,000 BTU. This Powerful high output propane convection heater is perfect for workshops/sheds, outdoors, or construction heating. Variable burning rate – Dimensions: 30/15/16 Uses two 100 pound propane cylinders (not included). Specifications: Net Weight: 16 lbs. Dimensions: 30″ x 15″ x 16″ 200,000 BTU …