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Big Power for Phones & Tablets - 5W, 6V | Solar Pocket Factory

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:28 -- rprice

This is a 5W, 6V Solar Panel. It's our largest 6V panel, and if you want to direct-charge high-power USB devices like cell phones, tablets, GPSs and other portable electronics, this is the panel for you. 5W of charging power means this panel, in full sunlight, can charge most portable devices in the same time it normally takes to charge from a wall charger. This panel is also compatible with the Raspberry Pi. Glass and EVA encapsulated for a 20 year estimated lifetime.

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Bike sharing Orlando: Bike share program could be coming to downtown Orlando - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:28 -- rprice

ideally opening at about the same time as SunRail. Set to accept fares in May 2014, SunRail will run from DeBary in Volusia County through downtown Winter Park and Orlando to south Orange County. The $1.2 billion train should provide potential riders, Wilson said, because many will be looking for a way to get to their final destination. Wilson, who studies pedestrian and cycling patterns, said people typically are willing to walk no more than a half-mile.

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Mayor Dyer helps OUC, ESA Renewables install solar panels on city facility - Orlando Business Journal

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 09:10 -- rprice

Dyer worked alongside the construction team of ESA Renewables LLC to mount solar panels on the roof of the city's Fleet Management Division building. The project, financed by ESA, is estimated to save the city $800,000 worth of energy expenses over its 25-year life

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Solar farm Florida Sorrento: Lake Mary company moves ahead on what could Florida's largest solar farm in Sorrento - OrlandoSentinel.com

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:49 -- rprice

After a few setbacks, a Lake Mary company behind what is expected to become Florida's largest solar farm is ready to start capturing the sun's energy with a sea of photovoltaic panels.

Tens of thousands of the panels will cover an area large enough in Sorrento to hold 300 football fields once the alternative-energy project is completed in a few years. BlueChip Energy recently received approval on a zoning change from Lake County, which was needed to move forward with the massive solar farm 30 miles northwest of Orlando.

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Solar farm Florida Sorrento: Lake Mary company moves ahead on what could Florida's largest solar farm in Sorrento - OrlandoSentinel.com

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:49 -- rprice

After a few setbacks, a Lake Mary company behind what is expected to become Florida's largest solar farm is ready to start capturing the sun's energy with a sea of photovoltaic panels.

Tens of thousands of the panels will cover an area large enough in Sorrento to hold 300 football fields once the alternative-energy project is completed in a few years. BlueChip Energy recently received approval on a zoning change from Lake County, which was needed to move forward with the massive solar farm 30 miles northwest of Orlando.

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Made in USA: Builders construct Made-in-USA home — here's what was learned - OrlandoSentinel.com

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:39 -- rprice

My clients now say they'd like to do this, but there's the cost."

Greg Gent is able to recite the origins of almost every part and product used in building the house, from the suppliers of sand and limestone in Lake Wales to the cement company in Sumterville. The item he is most excited about, however, is the Pawleys Island handcrafted rope hammock from South Carolina.

Unable to find a ceiling fan manufactured on U.S. soil, he said he and his wife are holding off on ordering any. Maybe someone in this country will start manufacturing them again, he said.

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Made in USA: Builders construct Made-in-USA home — here's what was learned - OrlandoSentinel.com

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:39 -- rprice

My clients now say they'd like to do this, but there's the cost."

Greg Gent is able to recite the origins of almost every part and product used in building the house, from the suppliers of sand and limestone in Lake Wales to the cement company in Sumterville. The item he is most excited about, however, is the Pawleys Island handcrafted rope hammock from South Carolina.

Unable to find a ceiling fan manufactured on U.S. soil, he said he and his wife are holding off on ordering any. Maybe someone in this country will start manufacturing them again, he said.

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To catch a gopher tortoise near SunRail’s route - Orlando Business Journal

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 13:29 -- rprice

Because gopher tortoises are a protected species, if burrows are found on a development site that appear to be occupied, developers are required to relocate them to a safer place before they can do any site work.

That’s where Lotspeich comes in.

Ecological firms are required to set up traps to catch the tortoises and monitor them daily — weekends included — for 28 days, per state rules. If no tortoises are captured, the traps can be broken down.

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To catch a gopher tortoise near SunRail’s route - Orlando Business Journal

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 13:29 -- rprice

Because gopher tortoises are a protected species, if burrows are found on a development site that appear to be occupied, developers are required to relocate them to a safer place before they can do any site work.

That’s where Lotspeich comes in.

Ecological firms are required to set up traps to catch the tortoises and monitor them daily — weekends included — for 28 days, per state rules. If no tortoises are captured, the traps can be broken down.

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3D Printer Street Cart Kiosk from Unfold « adafruit industries blog

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 17:07 -- rprice

A great real-world version of Bruce Sterling’s “Kiosk” science fiction story from designer Unfold.

Kiosk is a project that explores a near future scenario in which digital fabricators are so ubiquitous, that we see them appear on street corners, just like fast food today is sold in NY style mobile food stalls. A place where you can quickly get a custom made fix for your broken shoe, materialize an illegal download of Starck’s Juicy Salif orange squeezer that you modified for better performance or quickly print out a present for your sisters birthday.

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