Saturday, August 2, 2008

Johnny Depp's Island: Green Enough?



Johnny Depp's Island: Green Enough?

Eco Geek
http:// www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1910/
"Johnny Depp's Island to Be" by
Hank Green

Hank Green says Johnny Depp spent $3,000,000 for an island in the Bahamas and he hired Mike Sturki to build a solar system that stores excess energy  as hydrogen for use at night or on cloudy days .
Mr. Greem thinks that hydrogen is not efficient for storing energy in a small space unless it can be compressed a lot. But Sturki's sytem uses propane tanks to keep costs lower.
ten thousand gallon propane tanks are needed to store enough hydrogen to get the island through the night.
Green says that this solution, while not elegant, is less costly than a high pressure tank adn a high energy demanding compressor. It could be the best soltuion we have at the moment.
What do you think?
If it was open tot he public(it is not) would you go and see it or not? why?
Let us know!



2 comments:

bhbner2him said...

If Johnny would promise to stay in character as Captain Jack Sparrow, I'd go live there!  -  Barbara

bhbner2him said...

Here you go, Nat!

http://journals.aol.com/bhbner2him/LifeFaithinCaneyhead/

Barbara