Archive for July 23, 2012

Getting Your Solar Energy Onto the Grid

…otherwise known as “What we need to do to make this just happen”

Check it out here by clicking: which is tracking grid connection policy in all 50 states.

 (Click the picture to watch the video)

Freeing The Grid short movie explains solutions to the grid connection barriers solar and renewable energy face.


A Great website and seperate video explaining why we need a more “democratic grid” with clearer rules and equality for all.

As it is All Our Energy, we would like to see this expanded promoting this for all renewable energy, for all citizens.

Solar Power in the Palm of Your Hand

Curious what you could be doing with solar power? Testing if an Electric Vehicle (EV) could work for you?
Check out this iPhone and Android app that puts the power of the sun in the palm of your hand.

Courtesy of our friends at Clean Technica.

Solar Power Resources & EV Driving Potential Estimated with Free Solar App (iPhone & Android) (via Clean Technica)

You can now use the screen of your smartphone to simulate the active surface area of a solar panel, and receive an estimate of the solar resources in that position. In addition to that, the free app, available for iPhones or Android phones, also gives you information such as “hours of light generated…


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Happy Independence Day 2012

Fireworks light up the Point Lookout wind turbine

Fireworks light up the Point Lookout wind turbine, June 30,2012

Happy Independence Day!

All Our Energy: Year One

Wow. A year gone by already.


It’s been a year. Last June 30, I decided I couldn’t wait for someone else. A year (ok a bit more than that) since I realized that I was the person I was waiting for, no one else was coming along and doing… Whatever this is.. And what it’s meant to become:

It has been my intention to have All Our Energy be the bridge, creating a community of action between the public and renewable energy.

I’ve been looking at and meaning to respond to an article from several months ago Part 2: Political Reality and the Way Forward for Renewable Energy by Steve Leone, Associate Editor,

A major point was raised in that article that has resonated with me

What can be done between now and Election Day to ensure that voters have a clearer understanding of what benefits the <renewable energy> industry brings to the table. Maybe it’s jobs. Maybe it’s the environment. Maybe it’s about American ingenuity and the need to stay ahead.

This much is clear, though. The industries need a cohesive message, and they need to find a better way to coordinate and get that message out to rank-and-file voters. That message, say industry and political experts, is what’s needed to push legislators to ensuring that clean energy finds itself with a prominent seat at the table.


I plan to keep that in mind as we move into our second year…

What are your ideas on that?