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Make Malta Free Energy, Solar-Wind-Sea Energy..can you help me?

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 07:35 AM
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Hello All,

I was wondering about using free earth energy for my home..than realizing how small Malta is why not free energize the whole country....do you think its far fetched?....how much will it cost?...will citizens be free of the currently high electricity bills?...what shall i do start a petition for the governement?

here is a photo of Malta




i really would appreciate your comments and views..thank you




posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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Approximately 400,000 population in a Mediterranean Climate! Yes your island could be entirely free energy.

Solar energy alone would probably provide all that is needed, without any high-tech intervention.

There are enough rooftops, and hours of sunlight to provide what you seek. Maybe you can be the trendsetter and spread the ideas to your neighbors and industries.

I doubt if wind energy is feasible in such a condensed area, but solar, wave, and geothermal are all very feasible.

Solar panels on rooftops, with "Net Metering" type electric meters. The power companies would have to store energy somewhere (i.e. battery packs) and they would want to keep some generating facilities online for emergencies.

www.solarhome.org...

www.altersystems.com...

Of course, with any energy project, the first and foremost goal is conservation. If you can first strive to conserve a significant amount of energy, then the conversion to a renewable source is much easier.

CFL or LED lighting, upgraded insulation, modern appliances and air conditioners with very high SEER ratings Good practices such as turning out lights and closing doors and windows, finding and fixing any energy hogs, or parasitic draws can go a long way also.

Good Luck!



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 08:28 AM
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It has a great option of solar energy during the day time and hydro electric energy during the night time, as the wave power will compensate for the loss of solar power.(Remember storage batteries for storing power wont last for a long time under the load)



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 09:17 AM
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10q for your response...are there any cities who adopted this scheme?



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by heineken
10q for your response...are there any cities who adopted this scheme?


Not that I know of, but there are many "Neighborhoods" that are currently sprouting up this way. Developers are building "green" communities where everything from foliage and landscape to construction materials and appliances are designed to conserve energy. They run off well-water, septic tanks, and solar energy. It is an exciting new trend. Most of the time these communities are still connected to the power "grid," but they don't have electric bills. In many cases, they get checks back from the power companies!



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by peacejet
and hydro electric energy during the night time, as the wave power will compensate for the loss of solar power.

Actually it won't. Because Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean it has no tide and only minor waves, nothing significant and definitely enough to be practical for power production. The solar power is a good option and wind power could be practical on the high points of the island as with all that sea around it there is nothing to stop the wind building up speed.

Solar power would be very good for Malta considering its climate but the problem would be storing the energy for when the Sun is not out. Or when some tool sets fire to a landfill. Then it can get very dark in places
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-Cauch1



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by heineken
10q for your response...are there any cities who adopted this scheme?


Have you considered solar thermal?


My suggestion: network with the people who are responsible for the power supply on the island. Ask what the problems are first, get a very clear picture of the amount of energy that's needed, and whether that's likely to decrease or increase in the future.

On the solar thermal project, for example, you'll generate far more electricity than 400,000 people could use - could Malta export electricity?



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by undermind

Originally posted by heineken
10q for your response...are there any cities who adopted this scheme?


Have you considered solar thermal?


My suggestion: network with the people who are responsible for the power supply on the island. Ask what the problems are first, get a very clear picture of the amount of energy that's needed, and whether that's likely to decrease or increase in the future.

On the solar thermal project, for example, you'll generate far more electricity than 400,000 people could use - could Malta export electricity?



that should be a project


imagine we would become an exmaple for everyone



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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I'm afraid you're going to have to identify a politician who's interested in this and volunteer to help him. It takes power to make power.



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by Byrd
I'm afraid you're going to have to identify a politician who's interested in this and volunteer to help him. It takes power to make power.


i know the right politician..here in Malta there are only 2 major politcal parties...and you can imagine the competition...to put you in the picture..you know last weekend there were the European elections..here in Malta we had the highest rate of votes..in the mean time..im looking for some solar panel for my home..u know i would be rather happy if ill be having the air conditioner working for free (that would be great
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The thing is..as everybody pointed out..Malta has sunshine all year round..so its a waste not using it at all



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