Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Solar Panels: Why aren't we using them

There are a lot of solar panels for sale now. It used to be that you had to go through a solar company, but that is no longer the case. Even a quick search on e-bay or amazon shows that there are a lot of cheap solar panels for sale. So my question is why aren't we seeing more of them?

Now on the island I live on there is actually a small solar panel field currently being built, and we do have some wind turbines. However, considering we are an "eco island" we should have a lot more.

Even though the we get massive amounts of sun for a lot of the year, there are still very few solar panels. Being a renter myself it is kind of hard to invest in solar panels, but I would pay more for my rent if I could get rid of my electricity bill.

So why do you think we don't see more panels? Do you have them on your house or have you considered them?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

One Year In Miyakojima, Japan

2009 is officially over, so I thought I would post some pictures that I took through out the year. As you can see the majority are focused around Miyako's beautiful ocean. Let me know what you think.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Japanese Words List

A new words list has just been posted on Japanese words that contains over 1000 common Japanese words and Kanji. The great thing about it is that it is available for both Anki and Mnemosyne. You can find the link below.

Japanese Words List