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Boucher's remarks continued on videos 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Congressman was introduced by Melanie B. Salyer, a Lead Virginia scholar and Wise County Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court.
Lt. Col. Damphousse's presentation continues [intro at 7:30 mins. into vid 5 by NASA DEVELOP Scholar Jacob Atkins] to Energy Technology Summit videos 7, 8 9, and 10. Linked HERE is a simulation of an operational space-based power plant infrastructure. Expect tests on the International Space Station in the near-term.
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ixEnergy is a renewable energy company focused on solar power project development and integration. A new solar manufacturing industry will require a 21st Century workforce and a new look at housing and commercial structure energy efficiency.
"I believe the opportunity for fabrication of photovoltaic modules would be a positive move for Wise County, and would provide a robust entry to a viable sector of the global economy while providing for continued job growth for this region," said Carl Snodgrass, Wise County's Economic Development Director.
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Lt. Col. Damphousse will be the second speaker at the 2008 Energy Technology Summit, Monday, April 7 at The University of Virginia's College at Wise. He will discuss an October 2007 report released at the National Press Club promoting and renewing the possibilities of space-based solar power [video].
A would-be NASA astronaut, Damphousse will discuss the futruistic concept of space-based solar power [SBSP]; and, the possibility of coming tests of SBSP on the International Space Station.
Commercial Wind Farm Regulation by the State Corporation Commission Topic of Energy Tech Summit Interest
The 140-foot-high, wind turbines will soon provide about 40 megawatts of electricity - enough to power about 15,000 homes. A new substation will be needed to tie the turbines to a 69-kilovolt line owned by Allegheny Power.
In 2006, wind farms in 36 states generated less than 1 percent of the country's electric supply. Within 15 years, that figure is projected to grow to 2 to 7 percent.
The summit's ninth speaker, McBride will be introduced to the summit delegates by Southwestern Virginia Technology Council President-elect Shannon Blevins . Summit delegates can expect this presentation to be much more than hot air.
Jurman also works with numerous public, private and non-profit organizations to increase the demand for, and use of, renewable and innovative energy technologies.