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Phoenix Alternative Energy August 2014

The monsoon season is here and it is easy to see the importance of wind powered energy production as one alternative input to our power grid. We see the propellers on towers attached to buildings around the valley, yet; we wonder is there enough wind to make those facilities’ output viable. The answer is that even a constant 5 MPH wind can provide enough energy output to power the facility itself, and winds above 5 MPH can provide energy output to the grid that is worthwhile to our community as a whole. Learn more about alternative energy today. Join the Phoenix Alternative Energy group at Meetup.com.

The American Hydrogen Association monthly meeting is Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM. The location is the Denny's at 650 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ
The group says; “Whether you are a member or not, please come if you are interested in discussing sustainability, and ideas that help move us away from dependency on foreign energy and oil for fuel. This is also a great environment to get ideas for getting past roadblocks in projects you may be working on. All people and ideas are welcome.” The group’s typical meeting agenda includes: Introductions, Announcements, Program Presenters, Committee reports, Engine- HOH MPG/emissions test project, Ways & Means, Mission Statement, Show & Tell, Open forum.
They have discussed the possibility of installing a hydrogen fueling station at the group’s new facility in Mesa Az. With hydrogen fueled cars the wave of the future that idea is a viable means of profit to the group and interaction with our community. Get involved; make your comments to the group on that idea and other ideas, or make your own presentation to the group, at this month’s AHA meeting.

The group seems to have put turning urine into energy and fresh water on the back burner. That is unfortunate as we are in a drought. Our reservoirs are at their lowest level in recorded history. That fresh water could provide our state’s cotton fields with all the water they require and we have the 2nd largest cotton harvest in the nation. Think what the process could provide to our agricultural system nationwide.