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Global Essential Oil Maker Installs Rapid On-demand Steam, Reducing Energy Cost Per Kilo by 32%


The boiler Young Living Farms was using at its Highland Flats Distillery was not nearly as efficient as it needed to be for a global leader in essential oils. Young Living replaced its single 500HP firetube boiler at the Highland Flats Distillery with TWO Clayton 150 HP boilers. When the new boiler solution went online the efficiency skyrocketed, and energy savings were significant.

Los Angeles, CA – USA | December 23, 2021 — Young Living Farms, headquartered in Lehi, Utah is an acknowledged leader in its field, producing some of the best essential oils in the world. Fueled by a growing demand for top-quality essential oils, it now has offices in Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Singapore – and farms located around the world. Young Living sells its products through a global network of member distributors, so maintaining inventory and controlling costs is imperative.

“The older firetube boiler Young Living had been using at its Highland Flats Distillery in Naples, Idaho, was not nearly as efficient as it needed to be for a global leader in essential oils,” said Mario Talavera, Sr., Western Regional Sales Manager for Clayton Industries.

That is due to the ratio of having to heat 3,000 gallons of water up to 70 pounds per square inch of steam pressure from a cold start or dry start – which would take up to five or more hours using the old system. Plus, the firetube boiler required an additional hour to bleed off the steam at shutdowns to leave it in a safe, depressurized, risk-free state.

“A colleague who managed our Northern Lights Distillery in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, had been talking with me about switching from the firetube boiler to a steam boiler from Clayton,” said Young Living Farms executive director Brett Packer. “He said it worked more like on-demand steam and is much safer and more efficient.”

Young Living replaced its single 500HP firetube boiler at the Highland Flats Distillery with TWO Clayton 150 HP boilers. When the new boiler solution went online the efficiency skyrocketed, and energy savings were significant, because with rapid on-demand steam generators they can now go from totally cold to full-steam output in roughly five minutes.

“When I reported the numbers, people didn’t believe me,” Packer said, reporting that “Switching to Clayton boilers resulted in a 32+% reduction in the cost of fuel and utilities per kilo of oil, which is the unit we use to measure production. We also gained significant production efficiencies. Clayton boilers reduced our operators’ hours by 10%.”

A two-generator advantage

With both boilers fitting in the same footprint as the old system’s 500 HP firetube boiler, Young Living gained another advantage: they could have one generator running and one generator for backup. “If there would ever be a problem, having a backup allows us to keep production going while we take time to identify the issue and correct it,” Packer said.

Being able to adjust to harvest changes within minutes supported Young Living’s need for flexible manufacturing.

Increased efficiency through rapid on-demand steam operation and incredibly low emissions levels were key reasons why the company chose to replace the old firetube boiler with a new pair of steam boilers. Production flexibility was another critical advantage.

The Clayton steam generators allowed the facility in Naples, Idaho, to adjust to harvest changes minute to minute. Packer said that with the rapid on-demand steam generators, they could adjust steam pressures as needed in just seconds – depending on the material demand and stages of production. The new boilers can fully supply needed steam demand, from completely shut down to fully operational, in five minutes. In contrast, the old boiler had a 90 minute or longer turnaround time window to fire up or shut down.

“Distilling pure essential oils is a meticulous process,” Packer said. “The quality of the steam from Clayton boilers is 99.5% dry, so it’s ideal for steam extraction and has increased our yields. Ever since the Clayton install at Highland Flats, we’ve been able to supply all needed inventory levels of the oils from three conifer species we provide to our distribution center. These oils get blended into hundreds of Young Living finished goods, including a top-10, best-selling product out of all of Young Living’s product lines.”

About Young Living Farms:

Established in 1993, Young Living is committed to providing pure, powerful products, all infused with their essential oils’ life-changing benefits. It designed and built the largest, most technologically advanced essential oil distilleries in North America. They also developed a proprietary, groundbreaking Seed to Seal® process, which preserves the integrity and potency of essential oils through every step of the production process. For more information, visit www.youngliving.com.

About Clayton Industries:

Clayton Industries is a leading global manufacturer of industrial steam boilers and industrial process steam generation products. Clayton’s unique controlled circulation counter-flow design offers many operational advantages, energy efficiencies and other benefits over other industrial steam boilers. Its control systems are built with the latest technology. Established in 1930, and headquartered in City of Industry, California, Clayton serves diverse worldwide markets from its industrial steam boiler manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, and Mexico. For more information, visit www.claytonindustries.com.

(Caption: The Clayton boilers installed at the Highland Flats Distillery enabled Young Living to keep up with inventory demand for oils from three conifer species that get blended into hundreds of their finished goods.)

(Caption: The two Clayton I50 HP boilers fit in the same footprint as the single 500 HP firetube boiler they were replacing. Young Living Farms could now have one generator running and one generator for backup. With the new boilers’ fast reaction time, steam could be produced on demand for morning production – resulting in an immediate 32+% energy savings.)

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Brand Orbit
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https://www.claytonindustries.com

Plus Xnergy Most Voted Company, Now Offering Commercial Solar Financing

Plus Xnergy Holding Sdn Bhd, offers its customers commercial solar financing to make it easier to trust energy saving options. This has made it one of the most voted Malaysia Solar Company.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | November 15, 2021 — In recent times, with the advancement of technology the demand for the solar energy industry. This has made people turn towards solar energy saving options. There are numerous Solar Companies in Malaysia, but Plus Xnergy Holding Sdn Bhd has received the trust of people. This has made it the most voted company in Malaysia.

The company is now offering the solution of commercial solar financing. This is one of the solutions that is brought into function to support the solar contractors to complete more projects. Commercial solar financing is much different from residential financing. It helps the contracts to buy products and complete projects. Under this, the company is also offering solar panel loans.

The most rated company is not only restricted to solar financing options but also offers its customers a wide range of other solutions. The solutions offered by the company include solar for home, solar for business, solar farm, AIoT solutions, Globalisation, and battery storage. The company allows energy generation and gives power to the business with clean energy.

About the Company:

The Malaysia Solar Company, Plus Xnergy Holding Sdn Bhd was started by Ko Chuan Zhen, Poh Tyng Huei, and Ryan Oh Zhi Kang. Over the years the company has proven itself and given innovative ideas to save energy. The company that came into being with the mission of reinvention of energy generation and application, is still adhering to it.

Over the years the company has evolved and brought a lot many innovations, to add to the sustainable future.

Here’s what the Ryan Oh Zhi Kang Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Of Plus Xnergy Edge Technologies & The Executive Director has to say, “We have always worked to give the world a future-ready and innovative solution. The solution of commercial solar financing will not only increase the reliability of Solar energy-saving options but will also allow the contractors to complete more projects without any hurdle.”

Hence, the company offers the energy trilogy, which includes energy generation, energy efficiency and energy storage.

For more information, please visit https://www.plusxnergy.com/

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Kuala Lumpur 57000, Malaysia
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Wildlife Safari Vacations in Kenya Travel with Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2021-Oct-03 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Best Year for wildlife viewing in Kenya begins with Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya.

The tourism industry is anticipated to boom the year 2020 with expected tourism arrivals also expected to increase rapidly. This Boost is a godsend because tourism is one of the six economic pillars identified by the government as central in driving the economy. Kenya aims to be one of the top 10- long- haul tourist destinations in the world.

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya is prepared to host tourists, delegates and casual travelers through providing tour operator services in Kenya. Their website is confirmed to e-commerce and guests can easily access, read details and book online for Tour within Nairobi and Mombasa as well as Road Safaris and Air Safaris.

The famous Safari for 6 days to Destination Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve with 4×4 wheel drives has gained populace within the last minute travelers especially during this season termed as the high season. The full Package details can be found on this link.

Learn more on wildlife Safari Packages and their Online Booking Partners on https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com
Other safaris that can be booked through Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya Include:
Four (4) Days Lake Nakuru and MAsai Mara Safari
Nine(9) Days Safari from Nairobi to Mombasa
Nine(9) Days Mount Kenya and Masai Mara
Three (3) Days Masai Mara Safari by Air
Seven (7) Days Serena safaris by Air
Five (5) Days Masai Mara By Air
Two (2) Days Governors Camp Safari By Air
Three (3) Days Serena Masai Mara by Air
Seven (7) Days Singles/ Solo Travel Package by Air with Luxury Accommodation only
Three (3) Days Mara Intrepids Safari by Air

If one is searching or finding things to do in Nairobi their e-commerce site has vast information and tour packages choices https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours

Follow the links for book and pay options
Option 1: 6am – 11am – Nairobi National Park Morning Tour
Option 2: 2.00pm – 6.30pm – Nairobi National Park Afternoon
Option 3: 6am – 3pm – Nairobi National Park, Elephants, Giraffe and Lunch at Carnivore
Option 4: 10am – 6.30pm – Elephants, Giraffe, Lunch at Carnivore and Nairobi National Park
Option 5; 6am- 1pm – Nairobi National Park and Elephant Orphanage
Option 6: 6am – 3pm – Nairobi National Park, Elephants and Giraffe (without lunch)
Option 7: 6am – 11am – Nairobi National Park Morning tour including park entry fees

Cost Includes:
• Game viewing drive,
• Transport pick up and drop off from hotel / Airport
• Lunch where applicable on the package
• Entry to Giraffe center with applicable package
• Entry to Elephant Orphanage with applicable package
• Safari Driver guide

Not Included in the published price are government park entry fees as follows:
– Entrance fees of US Dollars $43 per adult and USDollars $22 per child – Nairobi National Park
The above fees Are paid by strictly credit card at the point of entry on the same travel day. No cash is accepted.

About Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya

Cruzeiro-safaris.com is established in Kenya, incorporated in 2004. Its core business is safari packages and day tours complemented by air travel. It has a well-established wealth of experience in arranging memorable tours and safaris and has established a client base who provide with repeat business year after year. Join us on facebook, twitter and youtube. Safaris in Kenya may be tailored to the tourist taste and can extend to Tanzania and Uganda. Browse and read reviews on trip advisor page and one can also book from trip advisor link.

For further information and reservations, contact;
Claudia Kabui
Mobile : +254-(0) 722-370833 (Kenya)
Sales: + 254 (0) 710-729021 (Kenya)
Email: info@cruzeiro-safaris.com
Website: | https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com and https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/

Ofer Levin GTI: Investments in Electric Vehicles in Austria

Vienna, Austria, 2021-May-10 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — The electric vehicle market in Austria and around the world is growing at an alarming rate. Statistics indicate that Tesla sold more than 180,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2021. According to Ofer Levin GTI, a leading expert in cars, 4% of all the sales were made to Austria, and Tesla Model 3 was the most demanded. This makes up 33% of all vehicles in Austria’s market and is followed closely by Volkswagen AG at 12% of the market share.

“With these statistics, we can conclude that Tesla is taking over the automobile market,” Ofer Levin went ahead to explain. We are foreseeing a scenario whereby shortly, the gas-powered vehicles will be outdated. This is because electric cars are being embraced worldwide and are quickly replacing traditional gas-powered cars. In the recent past, vehicle sales declined drastically, and this was attributed to the pandemic.

People reduced spending and embraced saving to cater for uncertainties. The sale of electric cars was not spared either, and before March 2021, the market was a bit too slow.

However, the automobile market in Austria saw an increase in the electric vehicles registered in the months of March and April.

The New Tesla Model

Ofer Levin GTI noted that the new Tesla Model Y had been received pretty well in the automotive market, especially in Europe. The first batch, which was a trial, sold out quickly, and the company is now considering going into full production capacity.

The mid-sized SUV is versatile enough to carry seven passengers and luggage. You can fold the seats on the second row independently to create more space for extra luggage.

With the current developments, Tesla is headed for a big win. The world is looking for ways to preserve the environment, yet one of the most significant pollutants has always been automobile emissions. Electric vehicles are the solution to this issue, and any government concerned with environmental conservation will encourage its citizens to drive electric vehicles.

In addition, Tesla’s electric vehicles have redefined comfort. They have the most extended range and fastest acceleration ever seen in any vehicle model. The high performance and the inbuilt efficiency ensure that your road trips are smooth and enjoyable.

Besides all the convenience that comes with electric vehicles, Tesla Inc has been kind enough to reduce the model 3 by up to 9% in the European market. This move is part of the attempt to promote the consumption of clean energy. While Tesla is doing well, other models are coming up pretty fast, such as the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatch.

Media contacts:

Ofer Levin GTI
oferlevin7@gmail.com
Vienna, Austria

Water Container Recycle Problem Solved

Greenup, Kentucky, U.S.A., 2021-Jan-05 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Kentucky Pure Mineral Water comes in a 100% Biodegradable Container, so even if it DOESN’T get recycled properly, it won’t leave its mark on the earth forever the way typical plastic containers will.

Problem solved. Enough said!

 

Look for Kentucky Pure Mineral Water on store shelves soon!

Media contact:

River Rock Water LLC
16387 State Route 7
Greenup Ky 41144

Wildlife Safari Africa, The Nairobi National Park Tour and Masai Mara Safari

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2019-Nov-28 — /EPR Network/ — The best and most popular areas in Africa for safaris are East Africa precisely Kenya which offers vast plains and roaming packs of extraordinary beasts.

Many travelers come to Africa in search of the “big five”: buffalo, lions, leopards, elephants and rhinoceroses. The chance to get close to these animals in their natural habitats is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but your trip to the Africa is anything but a trip to the zoo. Safaris can be physically taxing and strenuous, and you may not see all the animals you expected. Since most safari destinations are in developing sub-Saharan nations, travelers must take certain safety and health precautions. If you’re planning a safari (or just dreaming about it), be as prepared as possible. Get some good guidebooks, talk to friends who’ve been to Africa and research, research, research. We’ve outlined some important safari basics, from choosing a destination to getting vaccinated, to help you start planning a successful African adventure such as short trip to the Nairobi National Park which can be booked online through https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-national-park or through their Online booking Platform https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/

According to the popular magazines tour visits to Kenya to the park within the city have greatly increased due to proximity and easy booking platforms from Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya. Group travel is made easy because of the flexibility of timings.

Follow the links for book and pay options

Option 1: 6am – 11am – Nairobi National Park Morning Tour
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-morning/

Option 2: 2.00pm – 6.30pm – Nairobi National Park Afternoon
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-afternoon/

Option 3: 6am – 3pm – Nairobi National Park, Elephants, Giraffe and Lunch at Carnivore
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-elephants-orphanage-and-lunch/

Option 4: 10am – 6.30pm – Elephants, Giraffe, Lunch at Carnivore and Nairobi National Park
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/tour-to-elephants-giraffe-and-nairobi-national-park/

Option 5; 6am- 1pm – Nairobi National Park and Elephant Orphanage
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-and-elephants-orphanage/

Option 6: 6am – 3pm –Nairobi National Park, Elephants and Giraffe (without lunch)
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-elephants-orphanage-and-giraffe-center/

Option 7: 6am – 11am – Nairobi National Park Morning tour including park entry fees
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-morning-including-park-entry-fees/

Cost Includes:

• Game viewing drive,
• Transport pick up and drop off from hotel / Airport
• Lunch where applicable on the package
• Entry to Giraffe center with applicable package
• Entry to Elephant Orphanage with applicable package
• Safari Driver guide

Not Included in the published price are government park entry fees as follows:

– Entrance fees of US Dollars $43 per adult and USDollars $22 per child – Nairobi National Park
The above fees Are paid by strictly credit card at the point of entry on the same travel day. No cash is accepted.

https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-morning/

https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-afternoon/

Amboseli National park is featured in their August – December Promotions
Holidays are everybody’s ideal way to relax and see the world. As our guests get to experience the wildlife and other products we have to offer such conservation is of outmost important. We support conservation by preferring to prioritize Eco-lodges and thereafter the other camps and Budget Camps as well. The Amboseli National Park is very near Nairobi about 3 hours drive one way.

At these eco-facilities you will be able to learn more about how important they are to secure the existence of the local environment and how you are directly helping the local community by choosing to stay in such an accommodation.

2-Day Amboseli Trip
Amboseli Safari Package

WildlifeSafaris that feature Masai mara By Road Safaris
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/3-day-masai-mara-safari-wildebeest-migration-kenya-safari/
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/4-day-africa-safari-in-kenya-to-masai-mara-and-lake-nakuru/
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/6-day-amboseli-nakuru-and-masai-mara-safari-game-drives/
https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/9-day-african-safari-package-nairobi-to-mombasa/

It’s very important to get yellow fever certificate while entering Kenya and if possible have a prepaid VISA which saves you time at the busy Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Also Pre-book your Taxi from Nairobi Airport for your hotel transfer. https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-airport-transfer/

Welcome to Nairobi, Welcome to Magical Kenya.

About Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya
Cruzeiro-safaris.com is established in Kenya, incorporated in 2004. Its core business is safari packages and day tours complemented by air travel. It has a well-established wealth of experience in arranging memorable tours and safaris and has established a client base who provide with repeat business year after year. Join us on facebook, twitter and youtube. Safaris in Kenya may be tailored to the tourist taste and can extend to Tanzania and Uganda. Browse and read reviews on trip advisor page and one can also book from trip advisor link.

For further information and reservations, contact;
Claudia Kabui
Mobile : +254-(0) 722-370833 (Kenya)
Sales: + 254 (0) 710-729021 (Kenya)
Email: info@cruzeiro-safaris.com
Website: | https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com and https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/

Getting The Most Cash At The Scrap Yard

Houston, TX, USA, 2019-Aug-16 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — You are probably looking for a scrap yard nearby and got to this page, please click the below link if you searched for a scrap yard near me and need a nearby recycling company. Local scrap yards

Scrap Yards Nearby

Scrap yards are local metal recycling centers, they purchase metals including iron, stainless steel, brass, copper, aluminum & lead.

They will also buy electronics, appliances or cars to dismantle them and sell the steel mill or larger scrap brokers. If you would like to learn how metal is recycled view our article How scrap metal is recycled to learn more.

The metal that scrap yards generate will get melted and reused, that being the case they are a must for our environment.

Here are some tips that will help you to get the most cash from your metal when recycling:

1. Research.

Knowledge is power, and this is the case even at the scrap yard.

Whatever kind of metal you are going to sell will need to be graded by the scrap yard.

As an example, insulated copper wire or any other copper will be (#1 or #2) depending on a combination of the gauge of copper, insulation type, copper coatings including tin, silver & shellac.

If you have scraps such as plate, sheet or any other for it will depend on if the copper is painted or has other metals attached to it.

#1 copper that has no insulation or coating will always be worth more than #2 copper, that’s why you need to know what you have before you call or go to the scrap yard.

2. More is better.

Bringing larger amounts of weight to the scrap yard will give you more negotiating power.

So figure you have a huge amount of aluminum, the scrap yard is going to really want your business more than they would from someone bringing in a small pick up load.

Local recycling centers make their profit by the ton working on any where from $50 to $400 depending on how much they have to invest in the metal.

By gathering a large amount of weight you maybe able to get $100 more on a ton of your scrap then if it was 500 lbs. and 4 trips to the yard not to mention you save on fuel, also keep in mind that when at a yard there is a 50/50 chance of getting a flat so unless you have $500-$600 or more worth of scrap metal its just not worth it.

3. Separate Your Scrap Metal.

Prior to going to the scrap yard, separate all your metal.

By doing this you will get better scrap metal prices which is an important key to getting the most money for your scrap.

Some pointers:

  • Use a magnet to separate magnetic metal (ferrous) which is worth less than non-magnetic metal non-ferrous metals click to learn more.
  • Sort your ferrous metal into a tin/steel pile.
  • Sort your non-ferrous metal into into other piles such as copper, brass and aluminum.
  • Also sort any metal by cleanliness. Example: Clean aluminum blocks will be worth more than a aluminum cylinder head which will have a metal valve cover, steel valves, springs and steel studs.

Media contact:

Americanscrapmetal.Com
David Tene
6324 Alder Dr
Houston, TX 77081
info@americanscrapmetal.com
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How is scrap metal recycled

  • Metal Recycling How Scrap Metal Is Recycled
  • Scrap metal recycling is one of the largest industries in the Country
  • For the original post please visit How Scrap Metal Is Recycled

Dallas, TX, USA, 2019-Aug-01 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Metal Recycling is the process of reusing old scrap metal to manufacture or fabricate another item, this can be done over and over again with the same metal that was once used in a bridge 100 years ago can be the same metal that is now used in the car your driving today.

Video courtesy of The Discovery Channel

 

Types Of Scrap Metal:

There are many different types of scrap metal you will encounter in the metal recycling process.

Typical metals include iron, aluminum, brass, copper & stainless steel, of these scrap metals copper is the most sought after and is part of scrap metals classified as non ferrous, non ferrous meaning no iron or minimal iron present and non magnetic “Iron is magnetic”, non ferrous metals include copper, brass and aluminum.

Where these metals can be found:

  • Iron can be found in most anything including cars, heavy machinery, structural steel & more.
  • Aluminum can be found in Aircraft frames and parts, automobile engines, heads and transmissions, commercial window frames and window frames.
  • Brass can be found in water meters, ammunitions, fixtures, faucets and plumbing supplies.
  • Copper can be found in washing machines, automobiles “engine harness, alternators & starters, electrical equipment, electric motors and transformers.
  • Stainless steel can be found in the food and restaurant industry prep stations, chemical plants for storage of chemicals and many other products.

The Scrap Yard:

Once the metal is gathered it will find it’s way to the local metal recycling center “Scrap yard” where the metal will be unloaded usually using a crane with a magnet or hydraulic grapple attachment, smaller pieces of scrap metal can be unloaded by hand. It will then be separated and then shredded, torched or made into smaller pieces by any other means necessary.

The scrap will then be separated into different piles and non ferrous metals will be further separated into various categories.

The Steel Mill:

When ready the scrap metal will be loaded onto trucks that will haul it off to it’s final destination, “the steel mill” or aluminum foundry etc. where the metal will be recycled and melted into new iron/steel plates, blocks, beams etc. the metal is melted by high voltage electrodes, flux and other chemicals maybe added to purify/clean the metal, pressurized air may also introduced to help achieve high carbon steel which is much stronger than cast iron.
Other metals maybe introduced in very small amounts as well such as nickel, chrome or molybdenum to make an even stronger high strength steel such as chrome moly steel or 4140 steel.

This article courtesy of Americanscrapmetal.com

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Charles Paddock Zoo Adds Solar Energy System

The solar energy system was donated and installed last summer by local solar installer, Solarponics.

Atascadero, CA, USA — The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero adds solar energy system as part of their ongoing conservation mission. They join other zoo’s including; Cincinnati Zoo, Toledo Zoo, Knoxville Zoo, Saint Louis Zoo, Oakland Zoo, and San Diego Zoo, who have made a similar move to renewable energy.

The solar energy system was donated and installed last summer by local solar installer, Solarponics. The starter solar energy system produces about 5% of the zoo’s total energy demand and will save the zoo more than $75,000 over the life of the system. The ultimate goal is to install a solar array large enough to supply 100% of the zoo’s energy needs, saving hundred’s of thousands of dollars, savings that will go directly to the conservation and care of the zoo’s residents.

“We are excited about the future of our Zoo, adding solar, and upgrading our facilities to better manage the animal collection and enhance the experience for our zoo visitors,” said Alan Baker, zoo executive director. “We are dedicated to the conservation of local and exotic species in everything we do, including our entire energy and environmental footprint.”

Globally, the burning of fossil fuels releases carbon and other pollutants into the air, which directly contribute to climate change. It is these changes to our climate that are destroying critical wildlife habitat, causing habitat ranges to shift, increasing incidence of pests and invasive species, and decreasing availability of food and water. A failure to take decisive action now to reduce carbon pollution will affect one-third of all wildlife species facing increased risk of extinction within the next century.

The good news is the zoo is taking action to advance clean energy solutions that will protect wildlife and reduce their environmental impact.

“It was a great fit for us to be able to donate the starter system to the zoo. The donation supports our local community, builds solar awareness, and fits with the zoo’s conservation goals”, said Kristian Emrich, Solarponics Vice President.

Visitors are invited to Party For The Planet on Saturday, April 13 to check out the new solar energy system on the roof of the zoo’s gift shop, and learn about conservation programs happening at the zoo and throughout the central coast. Doors open at 10:00 AM.

About The Charles Paddock Zoo
The Charles Paddock Zoo was established in 1955 by Charles Paddock, a county parks ranger, who nursed animals back to health. Today the zoo is home to hundreds of local and exotic species from around the world. Many of the zoo residents are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. The zoo is located on five wooded acres, and is family friendly with the opportunity for children and adults to experience animals up close. The Charles Paddock Zoo is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, placing them in an elite group of only 220 accredited institutions in North America. For hours, admission prices, events, visit http://www.charlespaddockzoo.org.

About Solarponics
Solarponics was founded in 1975 by Cal Poly engineering graduate, Mike Emrich, and is the oldest continuously operating solar energy company in California. Today, Solarponics installs solar electric, battery backup, EV charging systems, radiant heating & cooling, solar pool heating, water conservation and LED Commercial lighting for residential and commercial projects on the central coast. Their vision for the central coast is for every building to have a net-zero energy and resource consumption footprint. Visit http://www.solarponics.com or call (805) 466-5595 for more information.

Media Contact:
Frank Scotti
Solarponics, Inc.
805-466-5595
frank@solarponics.com

Local Solar Company

Ciel & Terre Completes Two New Floating Solar Projects in California and Colorado with Others Under Construction and Planned in U.S.

New Floating Solar Projects for Walden and Salad Cosmo Use Manmade Ponds for Cost-Effective Solar Power Using Ciel & Terre Patented Floating Photovoltaic Technology.

Petaluma, CA, USA — Ciel & Terre USA (http://www.ciel-et-terre.net), innovators in floating solar power systems, today announced the completion of two new floating solar projects. A municipal floating solar project in Walden, Colorado, and a private floating solar project for Salad Cosmo in Dixon, California, are producing cost-effective solar power to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Other larger projects are under construction and planned in the U.S.

The Town of Walden, Colorado, faced a challenge with rising energy costs, and by partnering with Johnson Controls on a performance contract, which was supported by Colorado Energy Office, Department of Local Affairs, and GRID Alternatives, the town installed a 75kW floating solar system with Ciel & Terre technology capable of potentially completely powering the town’s drinking water facility in certain months. The $400,000 project included a town-wide energy audit and a $200,000 investment from the town. Estimates are that Walden will save $10,000 per year in energy costs.

“The floating solar array is a milestone for the Town of Walden and highlights the potential for Colorado’s overall energy efforts,” said Rowena Adams, Performance Infrastructure™ account executive at Johnson Controls. “It was a practical choice for Walden given the surrounding bodies of water and the town’s energy resiliency efforts at the Town Water Treatment Facility, as well as the desire to conserve water and minimize algae growth. At Johnson Controls, we are always looking for sustainable environments to work with and Walden has become a prime example of what can be achieved through strong partnerships.”

“We were excited to be a part of Colorado’s first floating solar installation,” said Jake Bobrow, Project Manager for GRID Alternatives. “Having installed many ground and roof mounted systems, we were also delighted with how easy Ciel & Terre’s system was to assemble and install.”

Salad Cosmo USA, a family-owned bean sprout producer in Dixon, California, has made an environment commitment that includes using recyclable packaging, composting waste products for use in the fields, and irrigating with waste water. As part of that commitment, Salad Cosmo wanted a sustainable energy solution for production and hired Sky Power Solar of San Ramon, California, to install a 600 kWp floating solar plant using Ciel & Terre’s floating photovoltaic technology.

“Placing a solar system on our farm land would have reduced the yield of our agricultural products that we need from that land. And in summer time the temperature of the panels does not rise on the water as much as it would on the land, and that improves the solar panel efficiency,” said Masahiro Nakada, CEO OF Salad Cosmo U.S.A Corp.

“The Ciel & Terre solution enabled Salad Cosmo to utilize the surface area of the pond, saving land for more productive uses. The system is easy to install and well-engineered,” said Bob Winn, President of Sky Power Solar. “We look forward to doing more of these projects.”

“These two installations demonstrate that floating solar has become a compelling energy solution for both municipal water treatment and private industry anywhere in the U.S.,” said Eva Pauly-Bowles, Representative Director for Ciel & Terre USA, Inc. “With demand for solar power continuing to rise and available real estate becoming more expensive, floating solar is the ideal solution for anyone with a manmade pond or body of water. It’s cost-effective, quick to install, easy to maintain, and offers a variety of environmental benefits. Floating solar is no longer an exotic niche in the US, but a rapidly growing sector of the solar market. Ciel & Terre USA has other larger floating solar projects under construction and planned across the country.”

Deploying a floating solar array on manmade bodies of water improves energy production by keeping the solar system cooler. At the same time it reduces evaporation, controls algae growth, and reduces water movement to minimize bank erosion. Floating solar arrays also make optimal use of pond surfaces, providing clean solar energy without committing expensive real estate or requiring rooftop installations.

About Ciel & Terre
Established in 2006 as a renewable Independent Power Producer (IPP), Ciel & Terre has been fully devoted to floating solar PV since 2011. The French company pioneered Hydrelio®, the first specific and industrialized system to make solar panels float on water, with criteria such as cost-effectiveness, safety, longevity, resistance to winds and waves, simplicity, drinking water compliance, and optimized electrical yield.

Ciel & Terre has floating solar installations in Japan, Korea, China, UK, France, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Taiwan as well as the United States. The company has its United States headquarters in Petaluma, California.

For more information, visit http://www.ciel-et-terre.net.

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