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Knowing Where Your Power Goes

Join The Great Kilowatt ChallengeI live with solar power, but the greenest thing about solar is not the source of the power, but that you use a lot less of it.

Having your own “tank” makes you get past the mystique and actually become a competent electricity consumer. You plug up leaks and avoid ridiculously wasteful uses. For those of us without a physics brain, mains electricity can seem completely mysterious.  It comes, you get a bill, you have no real idea what the numbers in the bill mean except for the ones with a dollar sign in front of them, and no real hope of figuring out whether you’re spending your money on things you actually want, or running it down some invisible electricity drain.

Gavin over at Greening of Gavin is running a wonderful series on electricity 101, that gives even physics dyslexics the means to buy what they want in terms of electricity, leave what they don’t want  and pocket the difference.  Click the image to go there. It’s fun.

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  • Linda November 20, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Hi Linda, I put a link to Gavin’s challenge as well, but I had to just do it as a link. I couldn’t figure out how to copy the button! Is it hard to do?

  • Linda November 20, 2011, 7:03 pm

    Not hard. I just copied the button from the right hand menu on Gavin’s blog. That copied the image and the link. Then I just pasted it into my post and it worked.

  • Linda November 25, 2011, 8:56 pm

    Thank you Linda! I did it!!! Now for our next technical challenge. I didn’t know you had replied to me until I came and checked back at your blog. I don’t get notified about follow-up comments from here. I’m pretty sure my blog is the same. I always reply to comments but I don’t think people ever get to see my replies. If you find out how to get a comments box that has a box to tick to notify of follow-up comments, please let me know and if I figure it out in the meantime, I’ll tell you!

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