Is the technology in this article different than the home solar panels everyone
has been raving about in California? Hard to tell exactly what the technology is
in this article
No legitimate technology goes from concept to full-scale production without
smaller pilot programs to establish concept and credibility.Anytime
someone claims to have found a holy grail of some break-through anything, but needs $millions of dollars to make it happen --Buyer
beware.That is a scam, waiting to happen.
Utah, we love thee....
I have learned that you always must be very careful about business operations
claiming "break through technology" that will produce tremendous
profits. You should be especially careful in Utah. Most people have
a nature trust that a person will do what they say. Unfortunately, I have
learned that many slick talking business "investment" solicitors will
say or promise anythign in order to get your money. You are far better to invest
after everything has been verified and promises put in written contracts.
Someone is making money on this project. I'll reserve judgement until we
see whether these solar projects will actually power lightbulbs and at what cost
per kilowatt. Solar power in general is one of the most expensive energy sources
and like wind power it doesn't really replace fossil fuels since coal
plants need to feed the grid when the sun is down or the wind isn't
blowing. Solar energy has its place; it remains to be seen whether it can become
efficient enough to supplant fossil fuels or other energy sources.Almsman, the article did not say the company only had 5-acres of land, it said
the solar panels sit 5 acres from the city. It's an incorrect usage since
acres are used to measure area, not distance, but nonetheless it did not refer
to the land owned by the company.
Just look at the trail of "innovative green energy companies" which have
received lavish praise and massive funding (the latter usually courtesy of us
taxpayers) which have been abject failures.When companies are
willing to invest their own money, not tax dollars, and prove the profitiability
of their schemes that way, we should listen.If we "lose"
some companies who decide to build elsewhere for better deals from taxpayers
then we really have not lost anything.Meanwhile, drill, baby drill!
Sterling, when was the last time you were in Delta? A lot has happened since
2009. Of course there were broken lenses, you may recall a tornado had passed
through Delta during that time. The site has also been an R&D site for a
number of years. If you have been to Delta recently during one of the scheduled
tours, please give us your perspective. I'd love to hear it. If you
haven't been in awhile, I am curious as to what would make you a credible
I'm the CEO of Pure Energy Systems (PES) Network mentioned on page 2 of
this story. In around 2009, I traveled to visit their facility to
see it. I wasn't impressed. The fresnel lenses were broken and strewn all
over. Randy Johnson told me that they had fixed the vibration/gasket problem in
a newer design so this has been resolved, so I held back from publishing a
negative report of my visit. I've got photos of this somewhere in my
archives.Apparently, the Deseret News has not taken the publishing
of this story lightly. The author contacted me for comment on October 25, nearly
two months ago.
Almsman, when I was touring at the manufacturing plant that Millard County
denies even exists, over 30,000 solar lenses had been shipped in from Lucite and
were stored in the plant ready for the next step. Over a dozen people were in
my tour group: several from the middle east. The group from the
middle east were more excited about turning their salt water into pure distilled
water than even the inexpensive solar energy. Speaking of salt water-is
something fishy about this article?
Saxon, I too visited Delta a few weeks ago. I guess those couple dozen or so
people working at both the site and the manufacturing facility were my
imagination? There were about 15 towers being completed along with another 150
more being prepped for assembly. The article said they only had 5-acres of land?
I guess the couple thousand acres I saw were just for show. There are so
many problems with this story than I can count. The editor should have checked
the facts before running it.
Millard County Commissioner Daron Smith was quoted as saying that no solar
manufacturing facility exists with IAUS or RaPower3 in Millard County. Yet
tours are provided at least every three weeks. I've been on one. There are
many employees busily at work producing solar energy components. Same with the
project sites. They have to be one of the largest employers in Millard County.
Perhaps Amy or the Deseret News could go down to Delta and see if
there is actually a manufacturing plant. And, if so, what's really going
Sounds like a classic penny stock pump and dump.
I would rather have solar energy, than the black and disgusting Air Utah has
every winter…. 'EPA inventory shows Utah's sources
of greenhouse gas' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue - 02/05/13 - Published by
the Deseret News 'WASHINGTON — The nation's power
plants continue to be the single largest stationary source of greenhouse gas
emissions, according to new information released Tuesday by the Environmental
Let's definitely ignore any technology. All the old ways are the best.
Anything this modern society or the government encourages is wrong.There.Utah feels better now, huh?
Those solar contraptions are an eye sore and are killing birds in record
numbers........I would rather replace those ugly vestiges with oil rigs! And
put Americans back to work,
Now isn't that interesting where it's said that "...the company is
a multi-level...." I'm not from Utah (any more) but it seems nearly
every multi-level company wants a base in Utah! Why? Are we that gullible,
naive, or blind? Why, after all this time, has nothing been done... either by
the governing entities OR by this new power company that seems to have all the
excuses in the world as to why nothing has been done? But, it is a free world
where a sucker is born every minute (or something like that) so let the buyer
beware. It's too bad we can't figure out how to capture all the hot
air coming from the purveyors of this technology and create a new, cheaper
Enron, Enron, Enron, Enron, Enron.