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30 August

Solar Decathlon (12)-Purdue University’s INhome Design of 2011

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Dear Readers,

If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you very much. We are at a critical juncture in human history when individual effort and participation in the transition into renewable energy age is desperately needed!  Your signature will be very meaningful in helping all earthlings!  For a summary of why we need to switch to power the earth with Wind-Water-Sunlight quickly, reasons are explained by Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson at  http://sunisthefuture.net/?m=20110731 There are more than sixteen episodes of discussions on FIT (Feed-In-Tariff/CLEAN Program) available at http://sunisthefuture.net Please feel free to read/listen to them (type in feed-in-tariff in the search box at right).

As we direct our attention to MidWest portion of the Solar Decathlon 2011, Purdue University’s INhome design presents us with the blend of versatility, comfort, and innovation. The INhome harnesses the sun’s energy to generate electricity from an array of 8.5 kilowatt of  PV, enabling the house to be net zero. It also utilizes passive shading technique to optimize house performance. For example, the South facing windows allow sunlight to enter the house during winter and the roof overhang provides the shade during summer.  Inside the house, some special features are: the open floor plan (between living room, dining room, and family room) allows for ease of communication; vaulted ceiling enhances elegance and daytime lighting of the house from the windows (which also provides natural ventilation when outdoor weather condition permits open windows); the living/bio wall that is integrated with HVAC system to filter out contaminants in the air;centrally and conveniently located bathroom;fully equipped with cost effective and energy efficient appliances, kitchen is open and easily accessible for free flow of communication. The attached garage completes the MidWestern home owners’ need in dealing with extreme weather conditions in winter months.  Let’s have a  look at this design of comfort, versatility, and innovation—>


written and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker, sunisthefuture@gmail.com

 

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29 August

Solar Decathlon (11)-SCI-Arc/Caltech’s CHIP (Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype) of 2011

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Dear Readers,

If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you very much. We are at a critical juncture in human history when individual effort and participation in the transition into renewable energy age is desperately needed!  Your signature will be very meaningful in helping all earthlings!  For a summary of why we need to switch to power the earth with Wind-Water-Sunlight quickly, reasons are explained by Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson at  http://sunisthefuture.net/?m=20110731 There are more than sixteen episodes of discussions on FIT (Feed-In-Tariff/CLEAN Program) available at http://sunisthefuture.net Please feel free to read/listen to them (type in feed-in-tariff in the search box at right).

Now, let’s return to our report of Solar Decathlon of 2011.  The SCI-Arc Caltech’s CHIP (Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype) house is a net zero, solar powered home designed for LA area, that started with a platonic cube of 600 sq ft, but stretched/lengthened that gave it a N-S orientation. Then the nose of the South end descends to increase the roof’s sun exposure while in the North end of the building  lifts to create a car port beneath the building (as though the North side reaches for the sky while the South side descends toward the ground).  A unique feature of CHIP is its outsulation, such that its exterior insulation creates a continuous shell of insulation so to minimize thermal bridging through structural members and additional low cost coated skin, vinyl, wrapped around the building, providing a rainscreen that unifies the building into one form. Extending from South, East, and West faces of the building are ADA accessible ramps and terraces.  Upon entering the house, one meets the kitchen with optimal work space and appliances carefully chosen for their performance and energy use monitored by a smart meter (to optimize its energy efficiency and cost).  Another interesting feature of the CHIP house is its division of rooms based on level changes rather than compartmentalizing rooms by isolating spaces.  Furniture are made from recycled nontoxic material.   Solar array on the roof is the full generator for this project.  Now, let’s take a good look at this unique design that may change our future generations’ view of what a home should look like.—>

written and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker, sunisthefuture@gmail.com

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8 August

Momentary Petition Bug

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If you are in favor of renewable/CLEAN energy, please sign the petition page showing support for FIT/CLEAN Program at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you.

Dear Readers,
I’ve just been notified by several people who were trying to sign the petition that it is not functioning properly. As it turned out, this petition plugin functions just fine when the petition is only on one page and runs into trouble when it is placed on multiple locations. So those of you who signed the petition on Saturday were able to be counted, but those who tried to sign on Sunday were not counted. I am trying to work around this problem and will notify those of you who were kind enough to let me know once the correction and modifications are made. So, please try to sign it again later (once the bug has been resolved) if you were having difficulty (not counted) earlier. As a rule of thumb,  you will always be notified after you have signed the petition.  This is just a momentary bug I have to get around.  For the moment, I am removing extra petition pages and replacing them with a link at the beginning of each page. Thank you for your patience and I will resume the presentation on Solar Decathlon in the next post.
posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker, sunisthefuture@gmail.com
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4 August

Prelude To President Obama’s 50th Birthday Present-Grass Root Feed-In-Tariff/CLEAN Program Petition

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Dear Friends, Readers, and Fellow Fans of Sunshine,

If you are in favor of renewable/CLEAN energy, please sign the petition page showing support for FIT/CLEAN Program at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you.

I’d like to share with you one of my correspondences today:

to info@barackobama.com,
Energy <Energy@eog.myflorida.com>
date Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Greetings, Director Bird,

I would like to celebrate President Obama’s birthday with all of his supporters, but my 79/80 year old mother is having health problem this week and I am watching her carefully today. I will try to make it to the celebration if her condition improves more. But if I will not be able to make it to the celebration, then I would like to present my birthday present for President Obama here, with all of your help, my/our effort in trying to start a grass root movement (support for the the Feed-In-Tariff/CLEAN Program) in the form of petition campaign that would help to address the question of job creation and economic prosperity for the state of Florida and many communities of USA if we would implement Feed-In-Tariff/CLEAN Program. I have started a web site, http://sunisthefuture.net , to promote better understanding of renewable/solar energy and to educate general public and hopefully to drum up sufficient attention and support for Feed-In-Tariff/CLEAN Program in order for FIT/CLEAN Program to be introduced as a separate Senate Bill for state of Florida. I will be setting up the petition page later today (I am targeting before midnight of  Aug. 4, President Obama’s birthday), but in the mean time, I would like to invite all of you to view articles and listen to all the video clips at http://sunisthefuture.net . Go to the search box at right side of the Homepage and type in:
Feed-In-Tariff
Solar Plane
Cars of the Future
Solar Hot Water Heater
Solar Shingle
Incentive For Solar
Why Should We Power The World With Wind-Water-Sunlight Quickly
Peak Oil
Why Solar
What Is Solar Cell
etc.
Please pay special attention to discussions on Feed-In-Tariff because I believe this incentive program will be able to help create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Florida and USA, boost our economy, and move us toward the Renewable/Wind-Water-Solar Energy Age. I have seen first hand how much hope and enthusiasm this program had generated for many other countries. Please publicize this program and the site http://sunisthefuture.net so we can get the petition campaign started. I thank you for your attention and time. Please tell as many of the supporters about http://sunisthefuture.net as possible. I was told that I would need more than 700,000 Floridians’ signatures. We need to get started ASAP.

Respectfully,
Susan Sun Nunamaker
sunisthefuture@gmail.com

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