New Solar Tower Generates Power 24/7

Everyone wants a solar plant that can generate power 24/7, in fact some consider the ability to generate solar power at night the Holy Grail. Well, time to drink of the healing water because a Spanish solar plant has found a way to make a solar plant generate power throughout the night – using energy storage.

The massive solar plant takes up 457 acres of beautiful Spanish countryside. However, it puts these acres to good use placing large mirrors in circles around a central tower at which they can direct their sunlight.

The development of the project was done Torresol Energy – a joint project done by the energy companies Sener and Masdar. The technology is different from many other focused solar thermal plants. Instead of heating and burning oil the Gemsolar plant heats molten salt. As the salt heats up it gives off steam that is then used to power a turbine. The brilliant part about the design is that the intense amount of heat directed to the molten salt will create a lot of excess heat which can then be stored in a molten salt tank to be used for power during the night – or when the weather gets cloudy.

Due to the fact that no fuel is burned, the solar plant will likely save close to 30,000 in carbon emissions each year. It will do this while producing close to 20 megawatts of energy and providing 27,500 households in Southern Spain with clean solar power.

Perhaps the most exciting part about this is that the technology will likely come to the United State sand other major countries soon. I should have more information on the specifics in the coming days or weeks.

The new mass solar plant designs are innovative, but not a replacement for the older rooftop solar panels. All these are necessary to power our society. Any new form of clean energy must be welcomed into the fold. Let us hope this new tower rises over countryside’s everywhere soon.

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2 Absolute Auctions: Dartmouth & New Bedford, MA – Over 100 Acres of Prime Development Land

Dartmouth & New Bedford, MA (PRWEB) August 14, 2008

JJManning Auctioneers is proud to offer these two prime development properties: 88+/- acres of Single Residence B zoned land with a small farm in Dartmouth, MA and 27.5+/- acres of Industrial C zoned land in New Bedford, MA.

(11am) 291 Flag Swamp Rd., Dartmouth, MA:

Selling Absolute Above $ 350,000

TAX ASSESSMENT: $ 1,053,700 (Land $ 897,800 & Improvements $ 155,900)

RE TAXES (2008): $ 7,204.45

PROPERTY ID: Map 79 Block 34

LEGAL REFERENCE: Southern Bristol Book 1850 Page 8

ZONING: SRB – Single Residence B

SITE: 88+/- acres with 3,514+/- ft. of frontage on Flag Swamp Rd. & 400+/- ft. on Pine Island Rd

DESCRIPTION: Primarily level lot with woods and mature plantings surrounding cranberry bogs, first established in 1940, and cultivated area with an unpaved access road leading to the farm and bogs. Two pump houses drive working in-ground irrigation system.

FARM BUILDINGS: 1-1/2 story 1,113+/- sf. 1-bedroom, 2-bath home built in 1995 with an unfinished basement, cedar shingle siding, asphalt shingle roof, and propane fired forced hot air heat; 1,752+/- sf. attached garage & several small sheds

WATER & SEWER: Private, 1 mi. to town water & 2.25 mi. to town sewer

LOCATION: Highly desirable area 2 mi. north of new medical & surgical center; 4 mi. to Rt. 140, I-195, Dartmouth Mall & New Bedford airport; 7 mi to Rt. 24; 35 min. to Providence & 45 min. to Boston

(12:30pm) 1600 Braley Rd., New Bedford, MA:

Selling Absolute Above $ 150,000

TAX ASSESSMENT: $ 174,800

RE TAXES (2008): $ 3,770.71

PROPERTY ID: Map 135 Block 9

LEGAL REFERENCE: Southern Bristol Book 2600 Page 221

ZONING: IC – Industrial C

SITE: 27.5+/- acres with 396+/- ft. of frontage

DESCRIPTION: Primarily wooded perimeter gently slopes to open area with a scenic pond and cranberry bogs

WATER: Town

AVAILABLE UTILITIES: Gas, 1,300+/- ft. to town sewer

LOCATION: Centrally situated off exit 7 of Rt. 140, with easy access to I-195, within 25 mi. of I-495 & Rt. 24

Absolute Auction: Friday, September 5, 2008. Dartmouth at 11:00 a.m. and New Bedford at 12:30 p.m. Bid Live at Auction Site or Online.

Terms of Sale: 10% certified deposit of which specified minimum deposit must be presented in cash, certified or bank check. Specified minimum deposit: Dartmouth, $ 25,000 & New Bedford, $ 10,000. Remainder of the 10% deposit in wire transfer, cash, certified or bank check by 5pm ET on Tuesday, 9/9/08. Balance in 45 days. 10% Buyer’s Premium. Other terms, if any, announced at the sale.

Online Bidding Terms: Visit http://www.JJManning.com, mandatory 72 hour pre-registration.

Buyer’s Broker Terms: 2% Broker Commission Offered. 48 hour broker pre-registration required. Sign up your buyers now. Full terms and forms on website.

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Absolute Auction: Pawtucket, RI – 131,388+/- sf. Industrial Warehouse/Manufacturing Building on 3.7+/- Acres

Pawtucket, RI (PRWEB) May 9, 2008

JJManning Auctioneers is proud to offer this 131,388+/- sf. industrial manufacturing/distribution facility suitable for a wide variety of uses including industrial, wholesale/commercial, public utility, storage, etc. at absolute auction wherein the property will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price. Prime location in the center of the Pawtucket Industrial District. Close to the I-95 & Rt. 1 interchange and public transportation providing easy access to downtown Providence.

TAX ASSESSMENT: $ 1,383,900 ($ 420,200 Land & $ 963,700 Bldg.)

APPRAISED VALUE (12/05): 1,315,000

RE TAXES (2008): $ 27,650.32

PROPERTY ID: Parcel 440592 (Plat 44A, Lot 592)

LEGAL ID: Providence County Book 1526 Page 40

FRONTAGE: 552+/- ft. Pine St. & 322+/- ft. Barton St.

ZONING: MB – Industrial Built-Up District

SITE AREA: 3.738+/- acres (162,821+/- sf.)

FEMA MAP/ZONE: Map 4400220002D 1/3/86 / Zone C (outside 100 yr. flood plain)

PARKING: 122 spaces in paved & fenced lot

FAC ILITY: 1907 brick mill building with more recent metal construction additions; double-hung & vinyl windows; rubber membrane and tar & gravel roof

BUILDING AREA: 131,388+/- sf. 1 & 2-story with 106,000+/- sf. on 1st floor

OFFICE: 7,700+/- sf., new c. 1990

BASEMENT: 6,142+/- sf.

CEILING HEIGHT: 12′-18′

COLUMN SPACING: 20′ – 30′

FREIGHT ELEVATOR: 10,000 lbs.

LOADING DOCKS: 4 tailgate & 3 drive-in doors

SECURITY: Alarm, entire building

SPRINKLERS: Full coverage with combination wet/dry

HEAT & FUEL: Gas-fired, HVAC in office & boiler in plant

AIR CONDITIONED: Office only

ELECTRIC: 800A capacity with 3,400 amp accessory panels

UTILITIES: Electric, gas & City water/sewer

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT: Available at http://www.JJManning.com

Absolute Auction: Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Bid Live On-Site or Online.

Previews: Thursday, July 17 & 24 (11am-2pm)

Terms of Sale: 10% deposit of which Fifty Thousand Dollars ($ 50,000.00) must be presented in cash, certified or bank check. Remainder of the 10% deposit in wire transfer, cash, certified or bank check by 5pm ET on Monday, 8/4/08. Balance in 45 days. 10% Buyer’s Premium. Other terms, if any, announced at the sale.

Online Bidding Terms: Visit http://www.JJManning.com, mandatory 72 hour pre-registration

Buyer’s Broker Terms: 2% Broker Commission Offered. 48 hour broker pre-registration required. Sign up your buyers now! Full terms and forms at http://www.JJManning.com

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Roaring 2010 Fire Season Burns 25,000+ Acres

Kansas City, KS (Vocus) August 3, 2010

From California to Wyoming, the National Interagency Fire Center reports nine major fires today are burning 25,208 acres of land in six different states. During the past week, thousands of anxious people in northern Los Angeles County were evacuated from their homes due to three raging wildfires that have burned more than 17,000 acres. According to experts at DaVinci Roofscapes, perhaps the only homeowners experiencing some sense of calm are those who previously made the investment in Class A synthetic roofing tiles.

“It’s heartbreaking to watch the news videos of peoples’ dream homes going up in flames as a result of out-of-control wildfires in California,” says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes