Category: Welcome


Welcome to Ken Clifton’s blog. If you are a student you will be most interested in the “teaching” category content. Please feel free to explore the “About” and “Resume/CV” links at top of this page.  If you are interested in RECs please see the renewable energy credits link.  The Salisbury Post did a front page story […]

Friday May 19th, 2017 in Welcome | 2 Comments »

Another Step on the Journey

On October 28th I received the gift of sight from a person who selflessly donated their eyes so that others might see. Kat and I are gearing up for the next transplant surgery. We are very thankful for the prayers of so many. A simple “thank you” is just not enough for the many expressions of thoughtfulness made in so many different ways during this difficult time.

Monday November 10th, 2014 in Teaching, Uncategorized, Welcome | 1 Comment »

New Challenges, But Not My Last Post

The last few months have been very difficult. I have struggled from one day to the next in a good bit of “extreme” pain as my vision is slowly taken away by Fuch’s Corneal Dystrophy. Much of my limited computer time is done with the help of a magnifying glass or the accessibility tools. Last week I turned over all my Fall classes at RCCC to other professors.

Sunday October 19th, 2014 in Teaching, Welcome | 10 Comments »

Going Green via Solar with WordPress ™

I released a new plug-in for the very popular WordPress blogging and CMS system ! UPDATED: 11/24/2011 new version 3.01, features noted below. The plug-in retrieves solar production from the outstanding Enphase solar microinverter system. Features include: An Administration page to save the API key used to retrieve solar production, near real-time. A side-bar widget […]

Saturday November 26th, 2011 in Renewable Energy, Welcome | No Comments »

Time to Charge an Electric Car (really…)

Graphs and comments on the time to charge an all-electric Nissan Leaf. Graphs include total power produced by solar and total consumption by the home.

The First All-Electric Nissan in Rowan County

The first all electric production car in Rowan County for a regular family of four. The first charge was all powered by solar.

Saturday November 5th, 2011 in Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, Renewable Energy, Welcome | 3 Comments »

Solar Presentation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Giving another talk about my process of using solar energy to run our home at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on October 13, 2011 at 7PM in Salisbury NC.   Download the presentation here.

Wednesday October 12th, 2011 in Renewable Energy, Welcome | No Comments »

Count Down to the Leaf Launch and Duke Energy’s EV Charging Pilot!

Big News on October 11, 2011! We are proud to be a part of Duke Energy’s Electric Vehicle (EV) pilot project.  I applied to the pilot program after reading about it in an email from Duke’s PEV newsletter that I subscribed to at the Nissan Leaf event at Concord Mills.  After a site assessment and […]

Tuesday October 11th, 2011 in Renewable Energy, Welcome | 1 Comment »

August Introductory Solar Classes

I will be teaching two introductory solar energy classes in August, 2011 at the RCCC North Campus in Salisbury, NC. Each class is 2 hours long.  To register for any of the following classes, please call continuing education registration at 704-216-3512 or 704-216-RCCC (7222) to register over the phone. Class information follows: Basics of Solar Electric […]

Friday July 15th, 2011 in Renewable Energy, Welcome | 2 Comments »