Posts tagged: Salisbury NC

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 […]

Speaking at Dan Nicholas Park Simple Living Festival (Earth Day)

I am giving a presentation on Saturday, May 5th at Dan Nicholas Park from 11AM until Noon on the Ins and Outs of Solar Energy! Stop in and say hi if you have time. We’ll be in the Nature Auditorium.  Admission is free.

Thanks for Attending “the Basics of Solar Electric Generation” Today at RCCC

Thanks to all who attended the Basics of Solar Electric Generation today at RCCC! We had a really good turnout! If you missed it, sorry! This is likely my last solar class of the year!

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Items Mentioned in Going Green Seminar

Description with link (click to view) Est Cost Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor $ 19.99 TED 5000G Energy Monitoring System $ 199.95 FLIR i7 Thermal Imaging Camera $ 1,995.00 BIOMASS 100,000 BTU Forced-Air Furnace $ 4,000.00 approx Reflectix 48-Inch-by-50ft foil/bubble/foil Radiant Barrier $ 97.99 TekFoil 48 inch wide kraft/reflective foil Perforated Radiant Barrier 250 […]

One Month of Zero Gas, All Electric Driving with CarWings and a Leaf

Updated in March of 2013 Nissan announced a battery capacity warranty.  While Nissan presented this as something it decided to do, the warranty was actually part of a settlement for a class-action lawsuit Case Number 2:12-cv-08238 (link) Please Read the Following Excerpt from the Updated Nissan LEAF Warranty Information This new addition to the lithium-ion […]

Our Second Leaf

Updated in March of 2013 Nissan announced a battery capacity warranty.  While Nissan presented this as something it decided to do, the warranty was actually part of a settlement for a class-action lawsuit Case Number 2:12-cv-08238 (link) Please Read the Following Excerpt from the Updated Nissan LEAF Warranty Information This new addition to the lithium-ion […]

Our New GE WattStation — Made in NC

Updated: 1/20/2014, Nissan released a software fix for the LEAF to address the issues with the GE Wattstation and several other charging stations.   The fix took almost one year to make it to general availability.  That was a long time for many LEAF owners, myself included. Please Read the Following Regarding Possible Issues Using the […]

Story on Our Solar-Powered Nissan Leaf by the Center for the Environment

Story on our solar powered all-electric car by the Catawba Center for the Environment Campaign for Clean Air: http://www.campaignforcleanair.org/news-reader/items/salisbury-family-powers-car-with-solar-rays.html

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 […]

Net Metering Results for April and May 2011

Net Metering with our solar has really worked out well. In April of 2011 we carried 38 kWh over into May (meaning we made more electricity than we used). In May 2011, our total electricity used amounted to less than $6.00. Total savings per day amounts to around $4.00 (per day).