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More than six years in the making, the Ivanpah plant is now slated to begin generating power before summer’s end. It was designed by BrightSource Energy to use more than 170,000 mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers positioned atop three towers, which reach nearly 500 feet (150 meters) into the dry desert air. The reflected sunlight heats water in the boilers to make steam, which turns turbines to generate electricity—enough to power more than 140,000 homes. (See related quiz, What You Don’t Know About Solar Power . )

At 377 megawatts (MW), Ivanpah’s capacity is more than double that of the Andusol, Solnava, or Extresol power stations in southern Spain, which previously were the largest in the world (150 MW each). (See related: Pictures: Spanish Solar Energy . ) The 1980s-era SEGS, or Solar Energy Generating System, also in the Mojave, about 100 miles southwest of Ivanpah, has a 354-MW capacity, but it is a collection of nine plants.

Viewed from above, the mirrors seem to angle their faces like enormous silvery blooms craning to the sun. At ground level, the facility stands on a 3,500-acre swath of federal land inhabited by the threatened desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii ). Once found across deserts of the American West, the species now inhabits parts of California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. But its numbers have dwindled: Scientists estimate some populations have declined by as much as 90 percent.

Although initial surveys indicated fewer than 20 desert tortoises occupied the Ivanpah project area, more than 150 individuals ended up being found. Biologists working for BrightSource cleared the area, carefully moving tortoises to nursery pens adjacent to the site before releasing them to nearby habitat. [See the video below for the story of the process and how they’ve fared.]

These slow-moving desert reptiles are able to survive a year or more without water and live for as long as 80 years, burrowing underground to keep cool and feasting on wildflowers in the spring. Yet they have proven vulnerable to encroaching human development. Here’s an animal that’s been around 200 million years that may be disappearing, said Ed LaRue, a biologist with the Desert Tortoise Council. a nonprofit dedicated to conservation of the desert tortoise in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Solar, especially at the level that it’s being proposed in the Mojave Desert, is a new threat.

BrightSource and its partners, NRG and Google, received a $1.6 billion federal loan guarantee in April 2011 in support of the project. And it may be only the first of many such developments on public lands in the Golden State. Although several large-scale solar projects in California have sputtered (including two from BrightSource ) and technical challenges are considerable. the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a move in early July to prioritize more than 300,000 acres of public lands in six Western states for use by utility-scale solar plants, with nearly half of that acreage in California. (See related: Desert Storm: Battle Brews Over Obama Renewable Energy Plan . )

Acting on the heels of President Obama’s recent call for federal approval of 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects on public lands by 2020, the BLM prohibited mining claims on the 300,000 acres for the next 20 years. (See related story: Obama Pledges U.S. Action on Climate Change, With or Without Congress . ) Some environmentalists have raised concerns about how fragile desert ecosystems will be altered in the renewable energy drive, but developers and advocates of large-scale clean power say the ultimate goal is to reduce dependence on fossil fuel that is far more harmful to both land and atmosphere. (See related story: Monterey Shale Shakes Up California’s Energy Future . )

We’re combining innovative technology with traditional power-block technology to produce carbon-free, reliable renewable power, said Joseph Desmond, senior vice president of marketing for BrightSource. (A power-block facility includes a steam heat exchanger, steam-turbine generator, and the electrical equipment in a substation.) When you’re talking about fossil fuels, you have to factor in the land used for exploration, extraction, processing, and then transportation, he said. People sometimes forget this is actually a very efficient utilization of a sustainable energy resource. (See related pictures: Oil Potential and Animal Habitat in the Monterey Shale . )

Ivanpah’s developers also addressed concerns about the typically high consumption by solar thermal plants by deploying an air-cooling system that they say reduces water use 90 percent compared to conventional technology. (See related story: Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035 . )

BrightSource’s desert plant is one of the largest projects in California’s ambitious push for renewable energy. (See related story: California Tackles Climate Change, But Will Others Follow? ) The state aims to generate 33 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like wind, solar, and geothermal by 2020. Two other solar projects designed for the Ivanpah Valley are now working their way through the approval process: The proposed Stateline and Silver State South projects, both from the company First Solar, would generate 300 megawatts and 350 megawatts, respectively. Further north, a solar farm proposed for construction across 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares) of the Panoche Valley, would generate nearly 400 megawatts—if it can survive legal challenges from environmental groups and clear other hurdles, like signing on a utility to buy the electricity and obtaining federal permits.

There’s a trade-off, said Larry LaPre, a biologist with BLM. If there were no push toward renewable energy, animals like the desert tortoise and plants like the Joshua tree could be impacted quite a bit [by climate change]. Indeed, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) cites global climate change and drought as potentially important long-term considerations for the desert tortoise’s recovery. (See related story: IEA Outlook: Time Running Out on Climate Change . ) Rising temperatures and reduced rainfall expected to result from climate change could ravage the species’ food supply. At the same time, FWS recognizes that it has not evaluated the potential long-term effects of big renewable energy projects that fragment or isolate desert tortoise conservation areas, possibly cutting off gene flow between these areas .

And so in the Mojave, the question that divides renewable energy supporters and wildlife advocates is this: Is it a good trade? There’s so much land out here where the biological resources have been compromised, such as old agricultural land and areas on the urban fringe, said LaRue. I think it would be a great resource if it was just put in the right place.

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Multilevel marketing company Jeunesse Global recently acquired a competitor called MonaVie. MonaVie was responsible for creating the EMV lineup of energy drinks.

Thanks to this acquisition, Jeunesse Global distributors now have full access to the EMV lineup. Today, we’re telling you everything you need to know about the Jeunesse Global EMV Energy Drinks .

What Are EMV Energy Drinks?

EMV Energy Drinks. found at, are a lineup of energy drinks that come in four different flavors: Acerola, Citrus Zero, Acai, and Jabu.

The energy drinks promise to work in a similar way to other energy beverages: they boost your physical and mental energy when you’re feeling tired. The main difference, however, is that EMV energy drinks promise to “awaken your body and mind without a subsequent crash.”

To fulfill that promise, EMV energy drinks feature a blend of antioxidant-rich fruits and natural energy sources. So instead of getting drugged up on caffeine, you’re getting energized off healthy fruits and vegetables.

The energy drinks are also relatively low in sugar compared to competitors like Red Bull and Rockstar. There’s also a zero sugar option (Citrus Zero) available.

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Key Features of EMV Energy Drinks

EMV energy drinks come in four different flavors, and each flavor has a slightly different ingredient list. However, all energy drinks from EMV share some common qualities, including:

Low Sodium
Loaded With B Vitamins
No Artificial Sweeteners
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
Made With Real Fruit Juice (Some Flavors Have 80% Fruit Juice, While Others Have Less)

I’m not sure why the company felt the need to advertise “non-toxic” as a benefit, but that’s good to know.

It’s true that the energy drinks use no artificial sweeteners. Instead, they all contain either stevia or natural sugar. EMV Citrus Zero contains zero calories and is sweetened entirely by stevia. Stevia comes from a South American plant and its extract is exceptionally sweet despite containing no carbs or calories.

Both the Acerola and Acai varieties contain natural fruit sugars, while the Jabu flavor contains a mix of natural sugars and stevia.

EMV Energy Drink Flavors and Varieties

There are four different varieties of EMV currently available. Those varieties include all of the following:


You may not have heard of Acerola before, but it’s an exotic fruit grown in the Amazon basin. EMV claims that the delicious flavor of Acerola will “dazzle your taste buds” with a “bold, exciting flavor”.

In addition to Acerola extract, this drink contains green tea leaf extract. yerba mate leaf extract, and mango puree.

Each can of Acerola has 140 calories and 24 grams of sugar.

Citrus Zero

Citrus Zero, unlike the other flavors from EMV, has zero calories and zero sugar. If you like diet beverages and want to limit your sugar intake, then Citrus Zero might be the right flavor for you.

Key ingredients in Citrus Zero include stevia, yerba mate, and green tea leaf extract.


Acai contains more real fruit juice than the other energy drinks. with approximately 80% of the drink being made from fruit juice. It’s packed with a blend of ingredients purported to boost your energy. including acai, capuacu, maqui, green tea leaf extract, guarana, and yerba mate.

There are a total of 160 calories and 23 grams of sugar in each can of the Acai EMV energy drink.


Jabu is the shortened name of a South American fruit called Jabuticaba. According to the product info page for EMV Jabu, some people call the fruit “the grape of the Amazon”.

Key ingredients in Jabu include jabuticaba extract, guarana, green tea leaf extract, cha’ de burge extract, yerba mate, and panax ginseng extract.

Jabu has fewer calories than the Acai and Acerola drinks, but it does not have zero calories like the Citrus Zero. Each can of Jabu has 60 calories and 5 grams of sugar.

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How to Use EMV Energy Drinks

The manufacturer of EMV energy drinks recommends drinking a maximum of two 8.4 ounce cans per day. Drink whenever you need to feel energized.

How to Buy EMV Energy Drinks

You can currently only buy EMV energy drinks from Jeunesse Global distributors. If you don’t know a Jeunesse Global distributor, then you can usually use Google to quickly find a distributor’s website. You buy EMV energy drinks through that website and are redirected to the Jeunesse Global online store.

All drinks are priced at the same rate: you can only order them in cases of 24 x 8.4 ounce cans. Each case costs $59.

Depending on your distributor and how much that distributor likes you, you may be able to purchase EMV energy drinks at a little bit of a discount.

With Jeunesse Global now owning the rights to EMV energy drinks, you can expect to see the brand presence for EMV grow steadily over the next few months.

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Fossil-based fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas) currently provide about 85% of all the energy use both in US and worldwide. We all know that these resources are being constantly depleted and can’t be replaced within any practical time span. People often wonder how long exactly would they last? The remaining amount of a particular resource is often characterized by so-called Reserves-to-Production ratio (R/P). In plain language, R/P basically gives us the length of time the reserves would last if their usage continue at the current rate. Here are estimated world total R/P ratios for the main conventional fuels: oil – 46 years, natural gas – 58 years, coal – 118 years. Of course, the usage is constantly changing and once in a while new deposits are found. That’s why the above numbers are corrected every year.

Aside from being finite, energy production from fossil fuels results in by-products of combustion, or emissions. These emissions affect our environment and may be causing the climate change. In contrast, renewable energy (RE) resources, as the name implies, are constantly replenished naturally and will never be exhausted. Their use generally has a much lower environmental impact than that of conventional fuels. That is why the technologies that utilize them are often called “green”. In addition, RE can boost US energy security by reducing our dependence on the imports. All these factors, coupled with the government incentives and mandates, result in growing interest in using alternative sources of energy. While some green technologies are large-scale, many of them are also suited to private homes, especially in rural areas. This website provides quick renewable energy comparison information with emphasis on its home use and cost.


Renewable energy is derived from various natural processes, such as the Sun’s electromagnetic radiation, tides or heat generation within the Earth. Here is a list of the main types of practically utilized alternative energy sources:

  • Sunlight. the solar photon flux can be converted to heat, electricity or chemical energy;
  • Wind. the motion of air molecules can be harvested in wind turbines that spin the shaft of electric generators or in windmills;
  • Biomass. organic materials can be used for cooking and heating, as well as to produce electricity and liquid transportation fuels;
  • Earth’s internal heat. can be used for heating and electricity production;
  • Water. potential and kinetic energy of flowing water can be tapped to produce electricity or mechanical tasks.

Note that there is some controversy about classification of nuclear power. Usually it is excluded from the list of renewables. However, it is known, for example, that rivers eroding the Earth crust replenish Uranium dissolved in seawater. Also, nuclear fission in so-called breeder reactors creates more fissile isotopes than it consumes. So, although technically raw nuclear fuels are finite, because of their enormously large amount and because of the above replenishing processes, they might be considered RE as well. After all, bio-fuels are finite too, but they are treated as RE.


Not surprisingly, each method of power generation has its pros and cons. RE of course is inexhaustible and environmentally friendly. It has another important advantage. Small individual power generators that are integrated into the grid reduce the impact of blackouts caused by a failure of centralized equipment or distribution lines. The distributed power technologies in general improve the overall system security.
Notwithstanding their clear benefits, all forms of RE have their disadvantages too. Renewable resources are not always available where and when they are needed. For example, hydropower resources are limited by geography and are often located in remote areas. They require installation of expensive electric lines to the cities. Solar and wind power are intermittent by nature. Which brings us to another major technical issue with RE: the storage. One of the problems of electricity is that it cannot be efficiently stored in large quantities for later use. It is unpractical for example to have a battery backup in a gigawatt-scale power plant. Also, while RE systems generally do not produce as much air pollution as fossil fuels, they too have a certain negative impact on the environment. Finally, RE is still more expensive that traditional one. All the above factors are limiting the growth of RE. Currently, the share of renewable energy sources in net energy production is only about 10% worldwide and 8% in the United States.

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While raw forms of energy are both free and practically infinite, the equipment and materials needed to collect, process, and transport the energy to the users are neither one. Currently, the RE costs are generally higher than that of fossil-based and nuclear energy. In addition to this, unlike well-established conventional designs, the advancement in different RE technologies still requires substantial investments. The economists often use so-called levelized energy costs (LEC) when comparing different technologies.
The LEC represents the total cost to build and operate a new power plant over its life divided to equal annual payments and amortized over expected annual electricity generation. It reflects all the costs including initial capital, return on investment, continuous operation, fuel, and maintenance, as well as the time required to build a plant and its expected lifetime. This table compares the US average levelized electricity cost in dollars per kilowatt-hour for both non-renewable and alternative fuels in new power plants, based on US EIA statistics and analysis from Annual Energy Outlook 2017. Note, that the numbers for each source are given for a different capacity factor, which complicates direct comparison. Notwithstanding, I believe these figures are useful in comparing different power generation methods.

Also note that the values shown in the table do not include any government or state incentives. In other words, they represent the actual cost to the society. We can see that at present natural gas, geothermal and coal are the most economic fuels. However, in future the price of coal-based electricity can nearly double due to government imposed cost on CO2 emissions. Photovoltaic systems are still more expensive than fossil-based ones. The values in the chart represent just the cost of electricity production- the retail prices of course are always higher.

In conclusion, it is our responsibility to advance alternative power. However, we should remember that low-cost electricity generation is crucial to the economy. It increases income and employment in all sectors, the purchasing power of the consumer, and makes U.S. exports more competitive. RE certainly can supplement conventional power, and its use will likely continue to steadily grow. Nevertheless, realistically speaking, it can’t entirely replace non-renewable fuels anytime soon.

References and additional information:
1. Sustainability Starts at Home. your guide to saving money while saving the Planet.
2. US DOE Annual Energy Outlook 2017.
3. Statistical review of main world energy sources 2016.

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There are many kinds of solar power systems available on the market today, and each has their own qualities that separates one from another. German engineered products like SMA inverters and Q Cells have a long and proven history of high performance, and reliability. Tier 1 panel brands like ET, Canadian, Talesun, REC, Jinko and GCL have significantly improved year after year, and many are as good as Q Cells. Fronius inverters from Austria are as good, or better than German SMA and still significantly superior to Chinese brands, although Goodwe and Sungrow are closing fast in terms of features and quality.

Prices for the inverter, the panels and battery storage vary greatly. You can see some of these prices on the Products and Prices pages of this site. With the Government solar rebate cutting up to 50% off the price of an installation, most panels are currently free, you are paying for the inverter you choose and the installation. A 5kW installation costs about $2,500.

The investment in solar typically is almost always repaid via savings in your Synergy power bills within three to four years. The units will continue to deliver electricity to your home for a minimum of 25 years.

Solar Panels Perth

In 2008 there were only a handful of companies in this industry and we were selling a 5kW system for $35,000. In 2011 business boomed in Perth and companies sprang out of the woodwork everywhere.

By 2016, 75% of those companies had disappeared leaving customer with worthless warranties on Chinese inverters and panels that had also gone under. Buying quality, World leading brands like SMA, Fronius, Q Cells, ET, Canadian is your biggest safeguard. To ensure electrical safety, your installation of solar panels in Perth should be inspected every few years by a professional solar company. The panels should be given a wash, but mostly, you can just leave it to carry on making you money.

We have helped Perth homeowners and companies to make huge savings on the energy bills for many years, so let us do the same for you. Whether you would like to enquire about prices for a Tier 1 German engineered Q Cells and SMA system, or a new inverter, or a service and clean, battery storage or an expansion of your existing system, we are only a phone call or email away.

Inverters we sell, install and repair
(after warranty)

SMA, Growatt, Sungrow, Fronius, JFY, Zeversolar, Delta, ABB PowerOne/Aurora, CMS, Goodwe, Suntellite, Zeus Appollo (ZA), Xantrex, Samil Power, SolarEdge, Enphase, APS, Schneider, Rewatt, Renesola, Eaton, KLNE, Bosch

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Federal Tax Credits: Solar Energy Systems

Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters come in a wide variety of designs, all including a collector and storage tank, and all using the sun’s thermal energy to heat water. Solar water heaters are typically described according to the type of collector and the circulation system.

At least half of the energy generated by the “qualifying property” must come from the sun. The system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or a comparable entity endorsed by the government of the state in which the property is installed.

Note: The credit is not available for expenses for swimming pools or hot tubs. The water must be used in the dwelling.

Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electical code requirements.

Tax Credit includes installation costs.

Solar Panels (Photovoltaic Systems)

Solar Panels or Photovoltaic Systems are solar cells that capture light energy from the sun and convert it directly into electricity.

Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electrical code requirements.

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Tommy Cheng – Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Cheng, aged 40, is an executive director and chairman of BSP. He holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta, Canada. From 1995 to 2003, Mr Cheng held various positions which were responsible for corporate finance and property development activities in the PRC. From 2003 to 2008, Mr Cheng was involved in the investment and operations in the gold mining industry in the PRC and had held senior positions in a mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Board with mining and exploration operations in the PRC. Mr Cheng is currently an executive director and chief executive officer of New Times Energy Corporation Limited (HKEx stock code: 0166) and was an executive director of Grand T G Gold Holdings Limited (HKEx stock code: 08299) from November 2008 to June 2009, which shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Paul Underwood – CEO and Managing Director

Mr Underwood is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. He was the former founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tap Oil Limited, a position he held for eleven years. Mr Underwood presided over Tap Oil during its progression from an unlisted junior start-up company into a significant participant in the oil and gas sector with a market capitalisation of several hundred million dollars.

Mr Underwood has a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Mr Po Siu Chan – Executive Director

Mr Chan is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a Director of Afanti Asset Management in Hong Kong. Mr Chan has experience in business consulting and investment banking in China and the Asia Pacific region. Mr Chan has held roles as a Director at PwC in the Advisory division and as a Senior Manager at ANZ in its Project Finance division and has significant experience in transactions in China and Asia Pacific. He holds a Masters Degree in Commerce (specialised in Banking and Finance) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney in Sydney.

Garry Ralston – Non-Executive Director

Mr Ralston has over 35 years of experience in the banking and finance sectors. Mr Ralston was co-founder and, until recently a director of Finance Systems and Technology Pty Ltd, one of Australia s largest mortgage aggregators. He is also a director and co-founder of Select Mortgage Services Pty Ltd which is one of the leading West Australian based mortgage brokers.

Alex Neuling – Company Secretary

Alex Neuling is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with significant corporate and financial experience including as director, chief financial officer and/or company secretary of various ASX-listed companies in the oil and gas, mining, mineral exploration, and other sectors. Mr Neuling is principal of Erasmus Consulting Pty Ltd, which provides company secretarial and financial management consultancy services to several ASX-listed companies.

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Renewable Energy Programs

California, with its abundant natural resources, has a long history of support for renewable energy.

In 2009, 11.6 percent of all electricity came from renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and small hydroelectric facilities. Large hydro plants generated another 9.2 percent of our electricity.

On October 7, 2015, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed legislation to require 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy by December 31, 2030.


Program Categories and Information

Links to the different program categories and general information about renewable energy, and to current Renewable Energy Program rebates and incentives, are listed below and on the right side of this page.

For assistance regarding the Renewable Energy Program areas, please contact:

Renewable Energy Rebates Incentives

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Welcome to Warm Windows

It’s great to have you on board. If you choose to install Warm Windows to your home, be assured that you’ve made the right decision. Our European-style double-glazing windows are of the highest standard and are available at a very competitive price.

Moreover, these windows are made using Aluplast UPVC systems, which are known for their quality and reliability on the global market. They provide so many benefits to you and your home, whether it’s keeping you warm during winter, increasing security or adding value to the price of your property.

And it’s not just our windows that we are proud of. Warm Windows’ doors and other products – such as blinds and decoration bars – are sure to add that superb touch to your home. Contact us for a free quote today.

The UPVC (PVC-U, pvc) joinery is a energy efficient custom made with advenced tehnology double glazing windows and doors. UPVC. also known as rigid PVC, is extensively used in the building industry as a low-maintenance material. In some contries it is known as vinyl. uPVC is known as having strong resistance against chemicals, sunlight, and oxidation from water. Some manufacturer used name PVC-U.

Useful Information about UPVC

In a typical New Zealand house more than 50% of heat loss can come from single glazed windows. With quality UPVC double glazed windows you can cut down that heat loss to only 10%. The key feature in achieving such an outstanding performance is the Warm Windows UPVC Joinery. Our windows with R-Value of 0.41 will allow you to use energy more efficiently, cutting down those increasing power bills and keeping your place warm and dry.

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Home security provides a great benefit – peace of mind. To feel safe at home is very
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windows and doors. With the multi-point locking system each door and window in your house will have multiple locks holding them in place, locking the sashes from each side, making every window and door much more secure.

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