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Are Solar Panels following the paths of Satellite Dishes? Very Large to Very Small?


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Are solar panels following the path of satellite dishes?
I remember those giant satellite dishes. What were they 8 feet in diameter, they looked like 10 and 12 feet in diameter and E.T. could call home. Driving in the country and you would be excused if you thought they multiplying like rabbits.
Then they became better and smaller , decreasing to the size of pizzas. You did not need a post cemented in the ground, you just mounted them on your roof. Many homes had several on their roof, one for every satellite.
At least 1 family replaced their old, unused gigantic satellite dish with solar panels. The post was there, Basically aimed in the right direction. So why not? Right after the ice storm in 1998 when the power was knocked out ,solar panels were becoming almost affordable, so the two issues colluded.
Like satellite dishes, solar panels are becoming more efficient negating those extreme sizes. Today you might get 750 watts from an 8 foot solar panel, tomorrow you might get 7500 watts from a 2 foot solar panel. Today 750 watts might cost $375 maybe tomorrow 7500 watts might be available at a store like WalMart for $37.50. Like satellite dishes they became less expensive as they became smaller and more efficient.
When the satellite dishes became smaller and efficient enough to become mobile and installed on RV s and buses, will solar panels continue to follow suit? If they do and with the large roofs on buses why not convert to electric transit with solar panels on the roofs to keep them charged up? A 40 foot bus that is over 8 feet wide offers over 320 square feet, 5 times the size of an 8 foot square solar panel. You would probably still plug them in when not in use but they would need less charging.
Then as solar panels become even smaller and more efficient we could install them on the roof of automobiles. Electric motors are becoming smaller and more efficient, batteries are becoming smaller and more efficient, and solar panels are becoming smaller and more efficient, so why not?
One can only dream. Will we?

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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Last Day: What would you do with $20,000 Early Bird Prize?

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