Generating much more than electricity
Coffey County, just a 60-minute drive south of Topeka on US-75 highway, is an area often defined by its largest enterprise - the Wolf Creek Generating Station.
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#1 Apr 1, 2009
June 26. 2008 K-SEC allowed 15 minutes by Woodson County Comm. Chair Gwen Martin to share THE K-SEC Model & $7 M BI-PV Center for YC.
June 2008 anonymous insults & threats to K-SEC began on Topix blog.
July 4th, 2008 week K-SEC Dir built 2'x 4' BI-PV Solar Exhibit to Educate Public
July 2008 KS COUNTY FAIRS
K-SEC premiered solar exhibit at Woodson County Fair w/SolarSmoothiesTM for 2-bits if said “Photovoltaics'.
People of all ages joined in! Someone stole model of Earth from K-SEC's Raffle container.
3 YC teenagers found Earth in rabbit barn & returned it. Thank you!
K-SEC 2008 4-County Fairs Raffle Prizes Awarded:
1. DVD Player
2. Green Sequined Party Dress
3-5. Book and Photographs:
"ElectriCity BEYOND THE CURVE OF DEREGULATION" 2005 Edition
875-page PDF on CD w/first 10 of 21 chapters in audio
6-10. Photographs of BI-PV Solar Rooftops
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION & CONTRIBUTIONS!
Let us know how you liked your prizes.
RAWLINS COUNTY RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFERENCE
Nov 2008 Great Program!
Please see K-SEC website for Conference contacts.
2009 ACTIVITIES & GOALS
March 3, 2009 KANSAS CORPORATION COMMISSION [KCC] hosted KS Solar Round Table over 100 people participated. Great Program!
2009 K-SEC's PRE-PHASE I GOALS
1.Consumer & Public Outreach/Education
2.Recruit K-SEC board member from each KS County
+Incorporate 21 K-SEC Renewable Cooperatives per KS Statutes Annotated Chap.17 Sec.4651 to 4681.
3.Com pile database 50,000 SF prime BI-PV Solar Roofing Potential in each KS County.
4. Fall 2009 Initiate K-SEC KCC proceeding to request ratepayer revenue backing for K-SEC's Phase I Demonstration. Must first complete goals herein &ACTION OBJECTIVES April to Nov 2009:
1. Build K-SEC Mobile BI-PV Solar Room Exhibit.
8'x 16' Mobile Solar Room w/4' canopy extension equals 160SF or 2kWp BI-PV Solar Potential.
BUDGET:$20,000 See K-SEC website for details.
2. Premier K-SEC Mobile BI-PV Solar Room Yates Center Days 2009.
3. Exhibit BI-PV Solar Room 25 KS County Fairs & week KS State Fair 2009.
4. Exhibit BI-PV Solar Room County Seat of 105 KS Counties for half day before Nov 1, 2009.
5. Create interactive K-SEC website:
a. Form to document BI-PV Solar Roofing Potential.
b. K-SEC BI-PV Solar Roofing certification.
c. On-line donation capabilities.
d. Non-profit stock purchase. Please see 4-page letter from KS Securities Commission on K-SEC website FYI before purchasing non-profit stock.
e. Other TBA.
K-SEC FUND RAISING GOALS APRIL 1 to 25 2009
$20,000 = K-SEC Mobile BI-PV Solar Exhibit
$5,000 = Lease Hybrid Auto to Pull Trailer
$4,000 = PR + Communications + Expenses
$6,000 = Director's Salary $1,000 Month
K-SEC IS SEEKING 100 PEOPLE TO RAISE $35
From 10 People by EARTH DAY 2009!
MAIL CHECK OR MONEY ORDERS TO:
Eileen M. Smith, M.Arch, Director
Kansas Solar Electric Co~operatives, Inc.
Post Office Box 2
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Schedule K-SEC visit to your community, today!
K-SEC website: www.geocities.com/Solar_Electric_Cooperatives
ORDER BOOK FOR YOUR LIBRARY "ElectriCity"
$21 +$4 S&H Allow 2 weeks for delivery.
YC Libr. has 2 copies to read in-house on computer.
CONTACT: Eileen M. Smith, M.Arch., Director
E-MAIL: [email protected]
Have a Great Spring 2009!
#2 Apr 1, 2009
FROM THE ARTICLE***
"Wolf Creek is a blessing, and we'd love to see Unit Two (built) and do it all over again," Merry said, referring to the indefinite plans and hopes that an additional unit may be added in the future. "The county has zero debt. The school district has zero debt. Burlington is the only one in our area that has any debt. There have been an awful lot of infrastructure improvements around the county."***
Solar Power verses Nuclear Power???
#3 Apr 3, 2009
How about both? Let's build a few breeder reactors to process nuclear waste and increase the nuclear fuel supply. It is time to allow the construction of breeders and and renewable energy sources to help us get off the fossil fuel slop trough.
#4 Apr 3, 2009
I have NO problem with breeder reactors...in fact I believe this country should resupply their nuclear arsenal. I also believe the supply of nuclear fuel should be increased and there should be new construction of nuclear plants.
I also believe if you support the solar movement you should invite K-SEC to build it's proposed plant in your town. Contact information has been posted.
#5 Apr 3, 2009
I agree heartily! Construct Wolf Creek 2...and get research and development into high gear for solar! Oh yeah, r&d for fuel cell too. It takes a lot of electricity to extract hydrogen for fuel cell technology.
New breeders and solar development are a great start.
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