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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 10:40.
It's more than a band--it's the War of the Currents. My architect friend stopped in the library yesterdayand gave me a crash course in how electricity distribution works.
I can't say I understand it all--but the upshot? If we had gone along with Edison's DC system, according to the architect friend--we would have a better system for the distribution of electricity generated by photovoltaic cells.
So, let the debate begin here. I didn't have a chance to see the whole system in operation at Fire Station #20, one of this year's Green Ohio Solar Tour stops, but here are my photos taken on a cloudy day.
My architect friend explained that photovoltaics have a better efficiency return than wind in NEO--supplying 20% of the station's energy needs is not a bad return. So, I made my pitch to Bill Egers with the City of Cleveland's Office of Sustainability.
Please make Brooklyn Centre the demonstration neighborhood for photovoltaic energy in Cleveland!