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EmPower Family Solar Night Student Awards

the sky clears after downpours over the Town of Hempstead's Energy Park at Point Lookout.

the sky clears after downpours over the Town of Hempstead’s Energy Park at Point Lookout.

Thursday, August 8, 2013 EmPower Solar presented Family Solar Night At the Town of Hempstead’s Energy Park at Point Lookout.

The rain couldn’t dampen the festivities as over a dozen student teams found out the winners of EmPower’s student contest.

Touted as possibly the largest collection of electric vehicles in this area.

Touted as possibly the largest collection of electric vehicles in this area. Includes entries from Tesla, Toyota, Ford and BMW.

David Schieren, CEO of EmPower spoke on how » Read more..

Point Lookout Energy Park Dept Of Energy Presentation

Town of Hempstead's Point Lookout Energy Park at Department of Conservation and Waterways

Town of Hempstead’s Point Lookout Energy Park at Department of Conservation and Waterways

 

The Point Lookout Energy Park, was featured in a US Department of Energy webinar.

The Community Renewable Energy Deployment (CommRE) “Renewable Energy Parks” webinar, from March 19, 2013, was presented by Tara Schneider from the Town of Hempstead Dept of Conservation and Waterways, which built and hosts the energy park.

The webinar explored the concept of energy parks as an outreach to the community, educational opportunity, and as a demonstration of what can be done.

 

Click here to see the presentation

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The presentation talked about

  • energy generation methods used
  • energy storage methods used
  • construction lessons learned
  • and what they’re learning, not just from the renewable energy, but from bringing it all together, the process of that, and the practice as well

Click here to watch the entire webinar

 

Point Lookout Energy Park 100kW Wind Turbine and solar array

Point Lookout Energy Park 100kW Wind Turbine and solar array

The other half of the webinar featured Bob Titus of the city of Ellensburg, Washington, who also have their own energy park including a small wind turbine test site.

Click here to read the text of both webinars here

 
Congratulations to this local project getting the recognition they deserve.

Point Lookout Energy Park to Feature in US Department of Energy Webinar

Town of Hempstead Point Lookout Energy Park

Town of Hempstead Point Lookout Energy Park

The Town of Hempstead, New York’s Point Lookout Energy Park will be featured in a US Department of Energy webinar on Tuesday March 19, 2013 at 3pm eastern time.

click here: “From Execution to Education: Town of Hempstead’s Project Energy”

 

This is a concept of demonstration showing how it works, what works, what can be done, and what is attainable and achievable.

Town of Hempstead Department of Conservation and Waterways.

Town of Hempstead Department of Conservation and Waterways.

Tara Schneider from the Town of Hempstead Department of Conservation and Waterways will be giving the presentation.

Congratulations to Tara Schneider, Ron Masters and everybody else involved in this project from the Town of Hempstead.

You can register for the Webinar by clicking here

 

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Here’s the information from the department of energy website where you can join / attend this special webinar.

From Execution to Education: Town of Hempstead’s Project Energy
The Town of Hempstead, located on the western south shore of Long Island, New York, started its pathway to renewable energy demonstration and education with a simple 10 kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project in 2005. Since then, through strategic partnerships and successful acquisition of grant funding, the town has completed an array of clean energy projects; many concentrated within the energy park in Point Lookout, New York. The various technologies at the energy park include a hydrogen refueling station powered by wind energy; various solar PV, solar thermal, and geothermal technologies; EV charging; a net-zero energy office; and an off-grid capable solar/wind shellfish aquaculture facility. This presentation will discuss the unique projects at the energy park, the town’s successes and challenges during stages of implementation and operation, and the budding educational opportunity for the community.

Presenter Tara Schneider graduated from Cornell University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in natural resources. That same year, she began working for the Town of Hempstead, Department of Conservation & Waterways as a conservation biologist, working with various stakeholders to study and protect avian breeding populations. Under the leadership and guidance of Commissioner Ron Masters, Ms. Schneider began writing successful grants, resulting in more than $6 million in state and federal funding toward renewable energy projects for the town. Ms. Schneider is currently managing the town’s U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, an ambitious and multifaceted strategy that includes 17 distinct projects and more than 35 different contractors.

Questions: is the Point Lookout Wind Turbine Broken?

fake picture of the Point Lookout Wind Turbine being "broken"

no, it’s not a real picture!!! but the real thing is “awaiting maintainence”

It’s no secret the Point Lookout Wind Turbine, at the Town of Hempstead Energy Park is not working. Best I can tell it stopped working the second week of January(?)

There’s been some inquiries here from people wanting to know what’s up, including Gayle and Tara who posted.
I spoke with Town of Hempstead officials yesterday who confirmed it is “awaiting maintenance”. The windsmiths needed to fix it are from out of state and I was told they’re coming as soon as they can.

so.. yep, dang thing’s broken!

As answered before, it auto shuts down every time the power on the local grid goes out, which has been often here in Point Lookout, especially since Sandy.

I do believe its “breaking” did coincide with one of these power outages, as their other small turbine stopped working simultaneously. That one’s been back up and running since shortly after that time.

thanks for your inquiries…it’s good to know other people have been silently admiring it, and miss it working, too!

 

Gayle posed a great question.. is it named?  and what would we name it?

Point Lookout Wind Turbine 1st Anniversary

Point Lookout Town of Hempstead Wind Turbine Marking the first anniversary of our local "landmark to energy independence!" Congratulations to the town!

Marking the first anniversary of our local “landmark to energy independence!”
Congratulations to the town!

I just wanted to wish congratulations to Supervisor Kate Murray, Commissioner of Conservation and Waterways’ Ron Masters and everyone else involved in the successful first year of operation of the Town of Hempstead’s Point Lookout Energy Park wind turbine.

Obviously, I love it, and I enjoy seeing it every day!  I really do feel it is a “landmark to energy independence” and I’m proud its in my own hometown.

thank you! 

 

on a personal note… Some thoughts and comments.

Reliability. If I see it stopped… I know the grid has failed and power has gone out in town, not the other way around.

Everybody lived. Within a few months at the March civic meeting no one even complained. In fact many voiced approval generally the airing of the grievances happened prior to that meeting. Fear met reality and reality won.

misplaced comments – I love the people who don’t know me and make some kind of comment about it-which I’ve been a little remiss at putting up on the comments board. It’s not a wall of shame,(right?) after all!

I do amuse myself when I can look at them funny and leave a little dead air silence for them to hear back what they just said…

I find their attitude is more saying a joke like you would say about the opposite sex, a president (ah, “you know men/women”, wink wink) – not really so heartfelt, just banter.

I think it is them feeling out what other people think and I think that’s good.

Community Voices for Clean Energy Rally Tuesday 9/25/2012 @ Point Lookout [Sierra Club]

T.O.H. wind to hydrogen station

Rally Tuesday, September 25, 2012 here at the Town of Hempstead’s Point Lookout Clean Energy Park Wind Turbine. Let LIPA know we want them to move into the future for their energy generation needs by investing in and delivering more renewable energy!

 

Thanks for the wake up from Sea By The City about this rally tomorrow:

 

click here:Community Voices for Clean Energy Rally Tuesday 9/25/2012, 11AM @ Point Lookout Energy Park wind turbine….

 

Very important: LIPA is deciding how they are going to make electricity for the next 30-50 years.  They are going to invest in some kind of power plants. They need to decide NOW.

WE need to TELL them to do it with clean, renewable energy: wind, solar etc. 

A recent report showed that by the year 2050, if we go full on into replacing all old power plants with renewable energy now, while doing moderate energy efficiency, the U.S. will SAVE over 5 TRILLION dollars versus not changing to renewable energy, while creating hundreds of thousands of permanent jobs! 

If we don’t, and stick with old dirty energy, it will COST US THE SAME to build the power plants, PLUS THEN WE WILL SPEND that 5 TRILLION ON FUELS(coal, oil, natural gas etc) to generate the electricity!!! And all we’ll have to show for that extra $5 trillion will be more pollution, more climate change, and more of all the other problems we have right now because of those things.

 

We need to change over, we need to do it now, and we need to say so!!

 

We’ll be there.  Will you?