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Nature

DVIDS – Video – Desert Trials 2/7 MCCRE (Short) [Video]

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, take to the desert to complete a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Air Ground Combat Center (MCCRE) Twentynine Palms, June 5-16, 2017. The 2/7 MCCRE is in preparation for their upcoming deployment on the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. Marines completed several types of missions including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear scenarios, combined arms assaults, and live fire urban raids.

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Solar Videos

A Sunnova Surprise For Our 100,000th Customer | Welcome To The Family [Video]

We are excited to announce that Julie from New Jersey is our 100,000th customer! Special thanks to our trusted dealer Trinity Solar for making this a truly special day for everyone involved. Watch the excitement unfold as Sunnova CEO John Berger calls Julie with some great news.The Sunnova family is now 100,000 strong. Together we have made a very big impact on the environment. To all who believe in a brighter future, thank you. Visit https://www.sunnova.com/100k for more fun Sunnova facts.

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Energy

DVIDS – Video – Decontamination Effluent Treatment System [Video]

Decontamination Effluent Treatment System (DETS)ERDC conducted a “car wash” demonstration and study to simulate decontamination of military vehicles.The process minimizes decontaminated water requirements by treating chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear wastes.The water collected in this demo was spiked with supertropical bleach, Cesium-133 (non-radioactive) and Malathion.The waste was collected, tested and treated for reuse.Results were 100% removal of chlorine and surfactant. Greater than 99.9% removal of turbidity. 99.9% removal of Malathion (measured as phosphorus). 90% decrease of conductivity.The system is rapidly deployable and easy to maintain.The volume of decontaminated waste requiring management or disposal by the Army is minimized.

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Climate Change

Guatemalan Farmers Say Climate Change Forcing Them To Migrate To US [Video]

As a result of climate change, farmers in Guatemala are struggling with severe draught, followed by torrential rain, which has destroyed crops. Now many look to migrating to the U.S. as their only option to provide for their families. Meagan Fitzgerald reports on climate change and migration and how one crisis contributes to another.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC» Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNewsNBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows.Connect with NBC News Online!NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/breaking-news-signup?cid=sm_npd_nn_yt_bn-clip_190621Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBCFind NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBCFollow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC#Climate #Farmers #News

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Solar Videos

Three Questions to Ask When Signing a Community Solar Contract [Video]

https://www.energysage.com/Three questions to ask when signing a community solar contract Thinking about buying into a community solar project for your home or business? Here are the most important questions to ask before signing a contract:#1. How much solar electricity will I receive?Community solar contracts offer different levels of solar generation to participants. The amount of solar electricity you receive may or may not fully offset your existing monthly electricity consumption. As you compare options, be aware of how solar generation differs from program to program, and be sure to compare expected solar production to your home or business’s monthly electricity consumption.#2. How much money will I save?Your savings from community solar depend upon a few key factors, from the cost of your solar share to the solar generation you receive. However, most community solar subscribers can expect to save 5 to 15 percent off of their electricity bills every month. To determine exactly how much you could save with community solar, compare the estimated rate from your community solar contract to what you pay your existing electric utility company.#3. What happens to my contract if I move?If you think you might move before the end of your community solar contract, it’s a good idea to ask about cancellation policies. These days, many community solar contracts no longer include early cancellation fees, but that’s not always the case. Are you interested in exploring community solar options? Check out EnergySage’s Community Solar Marketplace, where you’ll find a comprehensive list of programs currently available in your area.

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Nature

Here is today’s weather outlook for Sep. 25, 2021 in Carbondale, IL | Weather [Video]

Carbondale will see warm temperatures this Saturday. It should reach a comfortable 75 degrees. Expect a drastic drop in temperatures though, with a low reaching 49 degrees. Expect clear skies

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Solar Videos

Solar Power System For Home: Ultimate Beginners Guide [Video]

★Compare Solar Quotes Online: https://www.energysage.com/?rc=p-be★Estimate Your Solar Potential: https://www.energysage.com/solar/calculator?rc=p-beSolar power for homes is increasing in popularity and decreasing in price. Many homeowners are discovering the advantages of Solar Power and you may have even seen quite a few solar panel systems being installed in your own neighborhood. You’re probably wondering:How much do solar panels cost?How much money will I save on my electricity bill? How solar panels work? Are solar panels worth it?This video is a general overview of solar energy for beginners so you can make the best possible decisions regarding solar power for your home. A solar panel (or photovoltaic panel) is a panel made of solar cells. Solar cells are the essential component by which light is converted into electrical energy and they are usually made of crystalline silicon. Each solar panel usually contains from 32 up to 96 solar cells. Depending on the way solar cells are made, solar panels are categorized as polycrystalline, mono-crystalline, or thin film. The first two categories, which are the most common types of solar panels, are made of crystalline solar cells. The third category (thin film) is made of amorphous silicon. Frameless solar panels have been on the market for more than a decade. Also, solar shingles and solar tiles popularized by the tesla solar roof are two types of products that are becoming more popular among residential applications.How do solar panels work?Solar cells produce electricity by converting the tremendous solar energy that the earth receives every day in the form of sunlight and more specifically in the form of photons. Most typical commercial solar solutions convert sunlight to electrical energy at an average efficiency of 3 – 17%In order to have a complete system that will produce electricity for your home, you need the following components: a) solar panels b) solar panel mounting structures c) an inverter d) an electrical panel with the necessary switches and circuit breakers e) DC and AC electrical cables f) Power meter. Generally, residential solar systems are separated into 2 main categories: off-grid and on-grid. In the case of an off-grid system, the electricity generated by the solar system will be used to cover 100% of the electrical usage of a home since the house is not connected to the electrical grid at all.In a on-grid system, the house where the solar panels are installed is connected to the main power grid. Electricity generated by the solar panels can either cover the electrical needs of the house or when you produce more electricity than needed, it is sent to the power grid. With net metering, your monthly electricity bill is calculated both ways, based on the net of your overall energy consumption and the monthly output from your solar panels. If you are producing more energy than you’re using the utility company will actually pay you!How much will I save on my electricity bills if I install solar panels?How much you actually save depends on a number of factors.Where you live matters a lot. Sunnier is better. For example. A 5Kw installation consisting of 20 solar panels can produce approximately 8,000 kilowatt-hours every year if your house is in a hot and sunny state like California, but the same system will only produce approximately 6,000 kWh every year if your house is in a less sunny state like Connecticut.The available surface on your roof, the unshaded part with the appropriate orientation, determines how many solar panels you can install and consequently your savings.How much does a solar panel system cost? You need to know how many solar panels you need. In 2019 the average cost of a residential solar panel is $2.99 per watt, so with an average solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts, you are looking at an average cost of $14,950 before any tax credits or incentives. Equipment makes up the majority of the cost but permits and labor for solar installation are also factored in.Benefits and negatives of solar power for your house:Pros:-A true renewable energy source-Reduce your electricity bill and provides insurance against rising power prices-Low maintenance cost-Financial incentives from the government-They operate quietly, with no moving parts and emit zero pollution.-They have a long service life and reliability in operation. The guarantees given by the manufacturers for the solar panels are generally for more than 25 years of good operation.Cons:-Initial costs, but marginal cost drops to zero once the price of installation is paid off.-Weather Dependent so it is an intermittent energy source, and can not be relied on in critical applications.-Energy storage systems to smooth demand and load like the Tesla power wall are expensive.Article Format: https://bestcharged.com/solar-panels-for-home-ultimate-beginners-guide/