07/31/11

  05:54:00 pm, by Solar Kid   , 160 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Solar Contest - Part Three

Welcome to part the third of the solar quiz! Check the rules from part one here. Again, if you haven't participated quite yet, please do so!

Last time's answers:

3. The most commonly used element in a solar panel is silicon.

4. False! The surface of a solar panel is not cooler than the air around it when it is generating power. They actually get really hot, so you don't want to touch!

Today's questions are:

5. What type of current does a conventional solar panel produce?

  • Alternating current (AC)
  • Direct current (DC)
  • Photovoltaic current (PVC)
  • No current
  • None of the above

6. To test a solar panel before installing it on your roof, your friendly neighborhood Run on Sun solar installer will do what?

  • Light it on fire to see if it will burn
  • Put it in a pool to see if it will float
  • Measure its output using an ohm meter
  • Measure its output using a volt meter
  • None of the above
  05:42:00 pm, by Solar Kid   , 48 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Solar Ranking Two

And now for the update: Stephanie with 40 out of 40 points is in the lead! Heather with 20 out of 40 points is following closely behind! Remember, if you haven't yet, please participate and try to win the tchotchke! The questions are getting tougher, so you have more of a chance!

07/23/11

  11:45:00 am, by Solar Kid   , 105 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Solar Contest - Part Two

Welcome to the second round of the solar quiz! Check the rules from Part One here. Even if you haven't yet, you can still participate, so please comment!

The previous answers:

1. A typical solar panel weighs as much as a medium size dog.

2. When working on a severely steeped roof, your friendly neighborhood Run on Sun solar installer wears a harness.

Today's questions are:

3. The most commonly used element in a solar panel is...

  • Silicon
  • Uranium
  • Tin
  • Antimony
  • None of the above

4. True or False: The surface of a solar panel is cooler than the air around it when it is generating power.

  • True
  • False
  11:37:00 am, by Solar Kid   , 32 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Solar Ranking One

So far, our ranking is like so:

  1. Stephanie - 2/2 correct

Remember, that even if you haven't tried yet, you can start with the new questions today. You still have a chance! Please participate!

07/20/11

  10:21:00 am, by Solar Kid   , 248 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Solar Contest - Part One

Today marks the beginning of a great contest - a solar quiz! The winner will be awarded a to-be-announced tchotchke. I can tell you that it is really awesome, and I have one too.

There will be ten questions in all, and each question right adds ten points to your score. Two questions will be posted every Wednesday and Saturday. This will give you a few days to answer, each time. But, make sure to post your answer by my next post, or you won’t get a chance to earn points that week because I will be posting people’s rankings to help keep track and the answers to the previous two questions.

If you come in late (let’s say you miss this post and the next), you can still participate but you cannot earn the points you already missed.

I will ask you not to use Google because most of the information can be found on the Run on Sun website. If you download the Run on Sun Alexa toolbar here, you can search the website, along with some other cool features.

Post your answers in the comments section, please.

Alright, begin! And good luck!

1. A typical solar panel weighs as much as…

  • A small car
  • A small house
  • A medium size dog
  • A gigantic goldfish
  • None of the above

2. When working on a severely steep roof, your friendly neighborhood Run on Sun solar installer wears…

  • A bikini
  • Chain mail armor
  • A tuxedo
  • A harness
  • None of the above

06/24/11

  06:48:00 pm, by Solar Kid   , 143 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Misconceptions 2.2 - Handle Me Carefully

Reread the previous post!

To finally destroy the myth of solar panels being very fragile, look at this image on the leftMan kneeling on solar panels. Solar panels are actually strong enough that you could stand on them. I wouldn’t recommend this, though, because you could slip, fall, and hurt yourself easily. Don’t try this at home!

Don’t solar panels wear out in less than a decade? FALSE. Solar modules have performance warranties of twenty or twenty-five years, and guarantee 80% of its original power by the end of that time. If that isn’t crazy enough (for that is more years than I have lived, and maybe more than some of my readers), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (also known as NREL) has panels that have been working for over forty years!

So solar panels are stronger than we thought, even ones made many years ago…still working today.

02/22/11

  07:25:07 pm, by Solar Kid   , 179 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Misconceptions 2 - Handle Me Carefully

The long awaited second installment in the Misconceptions series! This time I will tackle the the misconception that solar panels are really fragile and break super easily. Let me shatter this myth for you.

Behold this marvelous video!

This was what was running through my head at the time: Eesh, that's a hailstone? It is gigantic. Oh no, don't hit the solar panel! What? The panel isn't broken? Not damaged in the least? I don't even see any cracks or anything. Wow, that's really cool. Oh yes, let's watch it again.

The truth of the matter is that solar panels are tested to withstand the impact of a one inch hailstone at  60 mph without any damage. The Conergy panels, offered by Run on Sun, are the ones you saw in this video. The video shows that the Conergy panels were recently certified to withstand a 55 mm (about two and a quarter inches) hailstone going at speeds of 120 km/hr (74.5 mph).

If you aren't already amazed, just stay tuned for the next post! This myth will be put under wraps.

02/07/11

  06:39:22 pm, by Solar Kid   , 106 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

How Cool is This?

Due to the not-so-ancient bloggers' dilemma of "Does anyone actually read my blog? Eh. . . Probably not," I am always surprised and thrilled when I get comments. It means that somebody, somewhere, is reading my work.

Now I have a big heads up: someone is indeed reading my blog and, wonderfully, is liking it! KACO new energy is one of the biggest inverter makers. Today, their blog featured me in their most recent post, accessible here. I am honored to be featured by such a forward-looking company. Their whole commitment is to creating solar PV inverters whose production is carbon neutral.That is really cool.

Thank you, KACO!

02/04/11

  07:42:40 pm, by Solar Kid   , 346 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

GS + Solar = Sunny Future

Just recently, my Girl Scout troop came over to my house to learn about solar. We are a troop of Cadettes and learning about solar helped us earn an interest project badge. And so my father and I taught them some basics about solar panels.

First we went onto the roof where the panels were installed. "The orientation of the panels is important," my father said. To be extremely efficient, the panels must be perpendicular to the sun. In our area, that means that they should be facing towards the south and raised at latitude (I will explain this in more detail in another post).

After the roof, we went to see the inverters. Although it was late afternoon and the sun was low in the sky, we could see that the inverters were still producing power.

Next, we went inside to look at data. My troop looked at some graphs. Click here for the link to the installation from my house. The first graph on the upper left shows temperature compared to power generated.  "TmpAmb" is the air temperature; "TmpMdul" is the panel temperature; and "Insolation" is the amount of solar radiation received, which is measured in watts per square meter. Anything that is measured in watts per unit area is a measure of power density. The second chart, to the right of the first, shows the total amount of kilowatt hours generated, a measure of energy. The bottom chart displays the energy yielded by the North String vs. the South String. Each "string" of solar panels has its own inverter. Our house has two strings: the North String and the South String.

After all of this, my troop found that solar power was demystified. If this post has helped demystify solar, then it has done its job.

ALSO! To any troops in the greater Pasadena area: if you think that learning more about solar would be cool (which it is) and want to be taught by us, just contact me by posting a comment below. We would love to teach you and your troop!

01/01/11

  12:57:14 am, by Solar Kid   , 608 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

In the New Year

As the new year begins - 2011 - I  shall tell a tale of three grocery stores and my adventures buying food inside them.

Grocery Store A was the most common type of grocery store.  The fruits and vegetables did have labels stating where they had come from, but they were small and easy to miss. I needed  garlic so I went to Grocery Store A to buy some. When I got there, I read the label to find the garlic's origin. The garlic came from China, yet I live in California, which houses the garlic capital of the world: Gilroy. Why would Grocery Store A sell garlic from China when the plant is grown much closer, in California? China is many times farther away! It didn't make sense. Later looking through the produce section, I found that the vast majority of the fruits and vegetables where not from California or even from within the country. What was from California did not have any special marking to let the buyer know that he or she was reducing his or her carbon footprint.

I would later go into Grocery Store B. When I went into the produce section, an ostentatious banner proclaimed, "Get local food here!" I noted the special emphasis on the word "local" and thought that it was a good thing that this store had taken the initiative to get food from local farms. My warm and fuzzy feeling was soon dashed when I read the label on the grapes. "From California and Chile," it read. Wait...what? Again I was confused. Why would Grocery Store B buy grapes from both California and Chile? Why not just from California, famous for grapes (and vineyards)? Glancing around, I could see that other labels said the same sort of thing, using California's name first and another agricultural  center's name too. Was Grocery Store B buying most of the grapes from Chile and a few from California just so it could declare itself "local"? How would a consumer know where what he or she was buying came from?

Finally, I strolled into Grocery Store C. Again I saw banners professing the same thing as in Grocery Store B: "We're local!" I frowned. After my previous experiences I had no reason to believe that fruits and vegetables were really local, as advertised. I stalked over to the produce section to have a look. To my surprise and intense delight, I found "local" stickers on more than half of the produce. On each label with a "local" sticker, it said, "From  California," and nothing more. Grocery Store C let the buyer, me, know the origins of the food I was buying and allowed me to make a choice.

The End.

...Or is it?

If you think back to the best green thing you can do, it said practice your geography. Go ahead and reread it so you can remember why you should do that.  Some, but not all, grocery stores make sure that buyers have the choice to buy locally. If you can, remember (or remind your parents!) to be conscious of where your produce comes from. The less distance food has to travel, the less fossil fuel it uses up. It's that simple. If your grocery store does not  label the origins of its  produce or if it does not make it easily visible or easy to understand, try talking to the manager of the store about it. Ask him or her to buy closer to home. Explain why you think the store should change. You can make a difference where you live.

And that is our New Year's Resolution:

Buy locally.

Happy New Year!

10/30/10

  05:43:10 pm, by Solar Kid   , 191 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

What Will You Be?

Yesterday was the Harvest Festival. It is a small fair at my school that is put on every year by the eighth graders. I was one of them this year! I was a parade co-chair with two other girls. We organized younger kids into parades to be judged by teachers (harder than it sounds). There is a lot of work that goes into a Harvest Festival, and our teachers don't let up on homework at all!

Every eighth grader was required to wear a costume. I was an electrician. I own a blue CBS shirt, courtesy of our chief electrician Velvet. I borrowed my dad's tool belt and a few tools of the trade: needle nose pliers, a voltmeter, a distance reader, and a flashlight. I also borrowed a hard hat from my grandmother (kept in the trunk of her car in case of emergencies). It was fun and easier to move around in than other people's floor length dresses or tutus. I got to wear jeans (so comfy!).

Yesterday, Harvest Festival. Tomorrow, Halloween. What will you be?

Yesterday, energy from oil. Tomorrow, energy from solar panels. What will you choose?

10/24/10

  03:22:16 pm, by Solar Kid   , 110 words  
Categories: Announcements

A Year Ago Today

It was exactly one year ago from today when this blog was first made. It is shocking to me how long ago that was! Everybody who has been reading this blog with any consistency or none at all, get ready for a new year of posts! Every year that goes by, I will strive to have more and better posts. Hopefully I will be able to fulfill this goal, even through the terrible trials of homework and high school application. I can do this, so please read, enjoy and comment! (Really, I want comments. As many as you possibly can write, if you can take time from your busy schedules.)

10/12/10

  09:28:36 pm, by Solar Kid   , 219 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Solar Power International

This morning was foggy, but that did not dampen the spirits of anyone going to the tenth annual Solar Power International. This year it was in Los Angeles in the LA Convention Center. Today marks the first day of it. It goes on during tomorrow and Thursday. Stopping by would be awesome. I was unable to go, but my dad did. When he came back, he brought a wealth of chotskies. Here is a list of the amazing loot you can get if you go there:

  • Sanyo mints in the design of a solar panel
  • A funky yellow pen from Upsolar
  • An "I <3 PV" pin from KACO energy (I have it on my pencil bag!)
  • A laser pointer from Satcon
  • A pretty red pen from Sanyo
  • A light-up shot glass from enphase energy
  • A white t-shirt from upSolar
  • A reusable bag (be green in the supermarket, please!) from Solon
  • A Conergy water bottle
  • An energy shot from enphase (to drink from your shot glass maybe?)
  • A shirt from Sanyo
  • And multiple fliers and packets from various places...

There are many more goodies to find. Run on Sun does not have a booth, but look around for our logo on a cap. Tomorrow Dad will be there and on Thursday Brad will be there. We hope you can come!

10/08/10

  05:20:37 pm, by Solar Kid   , 104 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Misconceptions 1.2 - Bright Sun Only

Read last post to remember what happened.

What do you think will happen next?

The fan still worked, just not quite as well. We could tell that the panel was still generating power in our cloudy day by using a voltmeter. A voltmeter measures voltage. We then shaded the panel completely, simulating night. The fan stopped working.

So, the conclusion from our public experiment?

Solar panels work best in bright sunlight. They don't work during the night. They even work well in cloudy days, disproving the misconception that solar panels don't work unless it is very sunny.

Stay tuned for the next misconception debunking!

09/27/10

  05:34:53 pm, by Solar Kid   , 148 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

It's So HOT

Many Southern Californians probably already know this, but if  not you will be shocked. In Los Angeles today it was  113°F (or 39.4°C). This sets the record for highest heat in Los Angeles. In Pasadena, where I live, it is over that. Very hot, I can tell you. It feels lke I am melting away.

Does this have anything to do with solar? Yes, it does. Solar panels want lots of sun, but they don't like a lot of heat. Solar panels actually work better in cooler weather! Why? The basic answer (the answer that won't take me an hour and a half to write) is that the physics of the materials are such that they just work better in colder temperatures. So the bright sun is great, just not the heat.

What is the best day for a solar panel?

The answer:

A cold, bright winter's day.

09/13/10

  03:53:09 pm, by Solar Kid   , 163 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Misconceptions 1 - Bright Sun Only

Today I will be starting with 'Solar panels only work in bright sun'. That would be terribly inefficient if that were genuinely the case.  Think about it: would solar panels even be a good idea if they didn't work for a lot of the time? Why would anyone choose that as their business, even in mostly sunny California? It would not be a very good line of business!

At a solar fair in Altadena, we brought a demo solar panel (a diminutive solar panel made specifically for demonstrations) hooked up to a fan. Standing under a white easy up we could demonstrate how solar panels can work in different lights. When I moved the solar panel to the bright sun, the fan picked up speed, whirling rapidly, making everyone feel cool (as opposed to melting in the summer heat). Then I placed the solar panel underneath the easy up. The color of the easy up mimicked a cloudy day. Guess what happened?

 

09/12/10

  11:55:28 am, by Solar Kid   , 82 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Misconceptions

Here begins a new set of posts. What are these posts about? They are about misconceptions about solar. I'm sure you have heard many rumors:

  • It takes more energy to make solar panels than they will ever generate...
  • Solar panels are very delicate and easy to break...
  • Solar panels only work in bright sun...

...and some more. But are these really true? Hopefully my misconceptions posts will shed some light on the truth. Stay tuned for the other posts in this series!

08/29/10

  11:31:45 am, by Solar Kid   , 232 words  
Categories: General Green

Top Ten Things To Do Part 5

This series of posts is my Top Ten List of Things To Do to be green even if you don't have solar. Read the previous post. Here is tip number one, the top tip in my list.

Is the tension rising?

Are you wondering what it is?

I hope so!

1. Practice Your Geography

Again I am going to make a reference to a previous number; this time it is number six (again. Well, at least I'm reusing it). In the grocery store, food comes from a wide range of places. Delivering food from these places uses a lot of fuel. A lot of fossil fuel, a resource that will run out sooner or later. Places that are farther away use more fuel to deliver to your grocery store. Become a Produce Police! Check to see if it says where it came from and if you can, buy from the closest place to where you live. It makes no sense to live in California where they grow zillions of grapes and buy grapes from Chile or somewhere far away. If you can, go to a farmer's market. Local farmers' bring in their crops for you to buy at farmers' markets. Their food tastes better than in the grocery store AND is less expensive.

Thanks again to Tiffany Hsu for her article, which you should read. It has some more tips not listed here.

08/27/10

  11:15:00 am, by Solar Kid   , 465 words  
Categories: General Green

Top Ten Things To Do Part 4

This series of posts is my Top Ten List of Things To Do to be green even if you don’t have solar. Read the previous post. Here are 4, 3, and 2.

4. Bright Idea

There are different types of light bulbs. Some are energy gobblers while others are still shining but using less energy.  The bad guys are the incandescent lights. The good guys are the CFLs,  also known as the compact fluorescent lights. The CFLs use less energy and take a longer time to burn out: average CFL lifespan is 6,000 to 15,000 hours vs. average incandescent lifespan is a measly 750 to 1,000 hours. So, when your incandescent lights burn out, replace them with CFLs, a more cost- and energy-efficient alternative. One note: while it is always a good idea to turn lights out if you don't need them, the lifespan of a CFL can be reduced if turned on and off too frequently. If you will be away only 15 minutes, then don't turn it off.

Even better are LED lights, which last longer and use less energy than even CFLs, but are harder to find and are more expensive.

3.  Green Your Clean

Chemicals are bad for the environment! Especially the ones used for cleaning. Buy cleaning supplies free of harmful chemicals or create your own to use with your handy rags from number seven or recycled paper towels from number five. Use vinegar to make windows glimmer, shimmer, and sparkle. Use some baking soda and a damp sponge to scrub counter tops or tough stains on floors. It is much better because harmful chemicals aren't just harmful to the environment, they are harmful to you, too.

2. I Got a Planter, Got a Planter Full of Sunshine

What vegetables do you like? Herbs? If you like them so much, why not grow your own? You can have your very own home garden. You don't need much space: enough room for some pots is ample room. If you do have enough space you can create a four foot square garden and divide it into a grid. My family has a four foot square garden in our back yard! We have had radishes, carrots, mustard greens, cilantro, and tomatoes. In a couple of pots we have a radish we let keep growing and an onion plant (which has a very pretty white flower) growing from an onion that started growing roots before we could use it in a meal. Here are some pictures on my dad's personal facebook page (get parents' permission!) of the place that we have nicknamed Marshy Acres after my dog, Marshmallow (My dad, however, calls it Marshie Acres). It tastes better than stuff in stores and, if you put the money into getting the materials, makes a great alternative to the herbs and veggies in stores.

Number one is next!

08/25/10

  11:15:04 am, by Solar Kid   , 474 words  
Categories: General Green

Top Ten Things To Do Part 3

I couldn’t wait a week, so it is earlier than expected!

This series of posts is my Top Ten List of Things To Do to be green even if you don’t have solar. Read the previous post. Here are 7, 6, and 5.

7. In Rags and Tatters

Rags are useful things when cleaning. You can dust with them, wipe spills, clean glass, and pretty much replace paper towels. Rags can be old soft clothes (t-shirts are good, but jeans won’t work), handkerchiefs or towels: any soft fabric that you can’t use anymore. I don’t mean when you grow out of a t-shirt to use that for cleaning; that should go to the salvation army or something along those lines. If you have a shirt that has a gigantic stain that won’t come out or a hole in it; that is perfect rag material! When a rag becomes too grimy, throw it in the washing machine with your towels.

6. Reuse It Again and Again

Many people don’t realize the impact making new things has on the environment. It uses up a lot of energy making these items, delivering them to stores, and later, when you don’t want it anymore, simply throwing it away to create larger and larger hulking landfills. Ewww! That’s not good! What can we do, though, when we need that book for summer reading or want a cowboy hat for a Halloween costume? Go to a garage sale, thrift shop, hand-me-downs, clothing swap, used book store, so on and so forth! It can be fun and less expensive, too. And if you have something that someone can use, but you don’t want it anymore, donate it. Also, if a piece of jewelry, such as a necklace, breaks, don’t despair! You can turn it into a new necklace that is more unique! You can sometimes find a bag of broken jewelry at a thrift shop and you can mix and match and work a little to create pieces all your own. Going to these shops is like an adventure waiting to happen.

5. Paper Saver

Remember number six’s whole ‘impact of making new things’ bit? Well, that applies to paper as well. Somewhere between 3 billion and 6 billion trees are cut down each year, a humongous amount. Buying products made out of recycled paper is a wonderful way to lessen this monstrous figure. You can get napkins, paper towels, facial tissues, and toilet paper made out of recycled paper. Go to this page for a list of products that are green and which to avoid! Remember, some of the paper they are using is from households that recycle, so be sure to recycle as much unsoiled paper as possible (no napkins with food on them, no chemicals, nothing like that. You CAN recycle newspaper, old notebooks, homework assignments from last year, etc.).

Stay tuned for the next trio.

08/23/10

  11:45:46 am, by Solar Kid   , 291 words  
Categories: General Green

Top Ten Things To Do Part 2

This series of posts is my Top Ten List of Things To Do to be green even if you don't have solar. Read the previous post. Here are 10, 9, and 8.

10. Drought? OK

Not everyone has a yard, but some people do. If you are one of those people with a yard, and you are planting in your garden, try getting drought hardy plants. By drought hardy I mean plants that are fine with not getting a lot of water; succulents are a good example. Plants that are native to California (because most folks reading this are likely from California) are also a terrific choice since a lot of California is a desert (some places are mountains or beaches however).

9. Unplug it

You aren't always using small appliances like  chargers, printers, laptops,  and DVRs. They all have things called "phantom loads". Spooky, right? They can continue to "eat" power even when they are turned off! They best way to combat these phantom loads is to simply unplug the appliance when you aren't using it.

8.  Down the Drain

Saving water is a good idea. You use it every day. Flushing, drinking, washing hands, taking baths, brushing teeth, watering plants...its important to everyone. Lots of people have faucets that spurt out water - way too much, more than what is needed! Stop water wasting by making sure that there are aerators on faucets (a faucet with an aerator is probably on your kitchen sink, one without is the hose outside). When taking showers, use a low-flow water head, and, if possible, use a water monitor. They check the amount of water or time you are taking, and at a certain point tell you to turn the shower off.

Next week's will be even more useful!

08/22/10

  12:51:31 pm, by Solar Kid   , 146 words  
Categories: General Green

Top Ten Things To Do

Sometimes your parents can't always get solar, even though it is very cool and is great for the environment. Especially when they are renting, it makes getting solar a bit harder. I have compiled a list of top ten things to do to be green, even if you don't have solar! Most of the information for this list is from Tiffany Hsu's awesome article from the Los Angeles Times on August 15. In the next four posts, 3  tips will be posted in each one, with number one having its own special post at the end.

Here's the names of the tips in our list:

10. Drought? OK

9. Unplug it

8.  Down the Drain

7. In Rags and Tatters

6. Reuse It Again and Again

5. Paper Saver

4. Bright Idea

3.  Green Your Clean

2. I Got a Planter, Got a Planter Full of Sunshine

1. Practice Your Geography

Get ready to read!

12/05/09

  04:41:54 pm, by Solar Kid   , 212 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

Solar Presentation to the St. Philips Lego Robotics Team

The Lego Robotics Team from St. Philips School in Pasadena is part of a national competition started by Dean Kamen called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Each year there is a theme that all teams have to conform to. This year it is transport. The robot that the team has to build must be able to transport items. The St. Philips Team was looking at the idea of a solar powered car design. My dad, Jim Jenal, offered to explain how well that idea would work.
Today he went to St. Philips and gave a presentation. He talked a bit about batteries, and then volts, amps (which measure current), and ohms (which measure resistance). Solar panels have a much longer life than any other way to generate energy. They need the least amount of maintenance! Anyway, he spoke about solar powered cars. They are not as fast as a normal car; a racing solar car's record speed was about 90 miles per hour. Also, since the horsepower is not the same amount, a solar powered car needs to be quite light for it to move quickly.
The St. Philips Lego Robotics Team learned all they needed to know. Good luck to them and to all the Lego Robotics teams!

11/10/09

  07:14:40 pm, by Solar Kid   , 135 words  
Categories: Fun with Solar

How Does Solar Power Work?

Before you can learn about all the awesome green and solar stuff, you need to know something about solar!
The basic of the basic: Solar panels change sunlight into energy, which powers your home.
Want something more complex? Photons are light particles that make up the light you see every day. When the sun releases them, they hit solar panels and turn into a direct current. This current flows through a wire to an inverter. The inverter changes the direct current to an alternating current. The alternating current goes to your house and powers all the electrical devices their. These include light bulbs, clocks, televisions, air conditioning, and the computer you are reading this blog on!

Sorry for the delay! I was trying to get the facts completely straight,which took a while. More posts soon! :)

10/24/09

  06:13:14 pm, by Solar Kid   , 88 words  
Categories: Announcements

Welcome to the Solar Kids Blog!

On this blog I am going to write about interesting things that have to do with going Green - solar and beyond.  My Dad is one of the founders of Run on Sun, so I get to see lots of cool solar stuff and I really like to write, so this should be fun!

I hope you enjoy this - if you do, please tell your friends!  I look forward to reading your comments - if you have any Green ideas that you would like to share, please let me know.

Run on Sun helps fight Climate Change
Solar Kids is a blog about solar power and all things green from the perspective of a (very smart!) kid.
Blogger "Solar Kid" Julia attends Eighth Grade in Pasadena, California. She loves comments!

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