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How Did Las Vegas Become Solar Efficient?

By Ika

In 2017 Las Vegas decided that all facilities and buildings will 100% run on renewable energy. So Las Vegas is on its way to becoming one of the biggest cities in the US that is using solar energy in high percentage. Las Vegas is the city that never sleeps - literally.

Hotels, casinos, and all neon signs make it famous. They never turn off their lights. In addition, all the various devices, machines, and mechanisms in elevators, pools, and other architectural elements use a lot of energy. Poker tables, slot machines, big flashy screens, and lights on various stages for performers, the list goes on. On the other hand, if you want to be a frugal and energy-efficient person, you can always use real money online casino Canada on your smart device. Online services are a great addition to becoming environmentally conscious. But, of course, other users want to have that brick-and-mortar face-to-face casino experience, which is why engineers and architects are always on the lookout for the most efficient energy source, one being solar.

1kw of electric energy made with solar panels on the roof in Las Vegas generates 1 570 kWh per year. The average price of a solar system in Las Vegas is 2.66$ per watt. Every solar panel user in America can claim 26% of the solar system costs as a deduction on tax liability.

Solar Panels for Las Vegas Personal and Business Buildings

Nine and a half years is the estimated time to return the investment in the solar system in Las Vegas, and it shows through utility bill savings. In Las Vegas are numerous businesses that work with solar panels. An average family home that is 2500 square feet uses about 12 815 kWh per year. It leads to the 8.17kW amount of power that the house needs. A House of this size needs 27 solar panels of 300 watts. Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) agreed with the biggest casinos in Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts, and Sands Corp can stop using NV Energy. These big Las Vegas businesses use vast amounts of electric energy per year. They are looking for retrieving energy in solar or wind. Wynn Resorts already announced they would use solar arrays to use solar energy as the leading power supplier and turn to it 100% at some point.

Las Vegas – One of the Leaders in the Solar Industry

Solar power from NV energy price is about 48% of megawatt. They can store about 100 megawatts. So NV Energy is a very affordable solution for businesses in Las Vegas.

According to reports, Las Vegas is in the top 10 lists of biggest solar energy suppliers in the US. In addition, Las Vegas is in the top 10 according to annual reports made by Environment America Research and Policy Center. Las Vegas is seventh place in solar energy supply per capita and tenth place in total supply based on the entire city amount.

If you are interested in turning your home or business center into an efficient solar place, that is an intelligent step. In the long term, using solar energy is one of the smartest moves that you can make. It is suitable for the environment, and it is cost-effective.




Off the Grid Internet via Smart Cars

By Ika. Edited by CM.

Cars are getting smarter and more connected. When you are living off the grid, but want access to the internet having a smarter car which is connected to the internet - and has good processing power - might be a more viable solution than having to drive into town every time you want to use the wifi at the local Starbucks or cafe.

The modern technology world is evolving every second. In-car internet has been standard for almost a decade. Integration of the Internet was a groundbreaking moment that was the main priority in the car industry from 2010. and fast-forward to 2021. web browsers are becoming standard in the car industry. In 1970, Ericsson invented in-car phones, from simple dialling and calling to the landline, and cars evolved to have modern technology. Now, almost every new car has an infotainment center that provides you with car diagnostics, music, and videos. But, if you are still looking for something more, built-in web browsers are the thing you're probably in search of during your commutes.
 
Web Browsing While in the Traffic Jam

According to NHTSA high number of 660,000 drivers are using cell phones in the car at some point in the day. In addition, 36% of drivers use smartphones while waiting at the stop sign, red light, or in a traffic jam. To prevent that, car manufacturers are developing web browsers that are built-in cars. According to Tesla, their in-dash touchscreen browser was the first of that kind as a part of standard equipment. In addition, Tesla has a 17-inch touchscreen tablet that has replaced the classic central console.

Statistics show that people are using web search all day. In the morning, drivers search finance and news site, and later through day entertainment sites. Light reading, games, applications, and social media are visited in the afternoon, especially if you drive something like a Tesla car with such a big screen that it's hard not to use it.

If you are plan to make it a habit, too, you have to have in mind that some of the older car models, especially Tesla cars, may not have enough power to run a bit more demanding website. For example, these guys have tried to play Canadian online slots in the 2013 Tesla Model S, where they found out that its processing internals is not strong enough to run a more demanding online game like those. However, they did hope into a newer 2021 Model 3 afterwards, and there the virtual slot machine worked without any hiccups.
 
Development of the Internet in Vehicles

At the beginning of adding innovative technology to the cars, IoV consists of sensors and smart terminals. IoV (Internet of Vehicles) created a network of intelligent devices from vehicles and other elements in the environment. Based on that, SIoV got developed - SIoV stands for Social Internet of Vehicles. SUV represents all innovative elements that enable car guidance in real-time. In addition to that, adding web browsers as a standard part of the car equipment is a logical follow-up. Tesla developed a web browser for cars based on Chromium. Chromium is Google's open-source web browser that takes on the popular Google Chrome. Google Chrome is one of the most popular desktop and mobile applications.
 
Volvo has a web search based on HTML 5, and their web search doesn't allow open animated pictures, videos, or music but provides search information. We will see in what direction Volvo will develop its web search. Some high-class cars will have upgraded internet options soon to stay on track with modern technological evolution. We are sure that the car industry will make web browsers a standard part of car equipment in years to come.

Quitting my day job on October 31st 2024

On October 31st 2024 I am going to quit my day job. It will be a Thursday.

Why will I be quitting my day job?

Well, if all goes well with book sales as an author (see amazon.com/author/moffat) then I will have reached the point where I will no longer need to work at my regular job and can focus instead on my writing career.

How did I manage to calculate this?

Well... My book sales have been doing really well during the past 3 years. They keep tripling (or more) in volume (and profits) every year. So much so that by 2025 I will be making more money off my book sales than I will be off of my regular job. Way more money.

Being able to live in a cabin in the woods (or an off grid house) is the dream of many writers, as is the dream of becoming a professional full time writer. And my dream is slowly becoming a reality.

I only need to keep on writing, keep getting book sales, keep getting 4/5 star reviews for another...

1,179 days.

That isn't that long to wait really. I will be 45 years old by then.

The thing about book sales is that it is all about residual income. Regardless of whether you go the traditional publishing route (where they pay you a lump sum advance and then residuals) or if you self-publish (where you get all of the profit, but it comes more slowly in the form of larger residuals), the result is roughly the same: Continuing profits over a longer time period.

In fact there is an argument these days that self-publishing is actually more profitable for the writer because their books never get pulled off the shelves and disappear, whereas that can happen to older authors who will see their books discontinued due to lack of sales.

So the book selling market is naturally shifting towards more self-publishing and authors realizing that maybe traditional publishing isn't all it is cracked up to be. Works great for brand name authors like Stephen King and George R. R. Martin, but for authors who want to be able to support themselves financially it makes more sense to just focus on self-publishing and then only get a literary agent to push books that the author thinks could be a bestseller.

Eg. I am currently working on a literary fantasy which I am planning to get an agent for. The agent will get 15% of whatever the book sells for to a publisher, but it saves me the stress of having to go through the whole querying process and trying to decide which publisher to go with. By using an agent I get to relax and let them do the hard task of finding the right publisher.

Now the whole quitting my day job on October 31st 2024 idea assumes a number of things...

#1. My annual book sales continue to skyrocket at a rate of 3 times the previous year for the next 3-4 years.

#2. I don't get in some horrible accident that restricts my ability to write / come up with new stories.

#3. I don't change my mind about quitting my day job on that date.

#4. That I remember I wrote this and set it as a goal.

That's really what I am doing right now. I am setting a goal of quitting my day job so I can relax, write, buy an off grid home, and focus on the things that make me happy.

After all who would do all that if it was NOT making you a happier person?

For those other people who are looking to quit their day job and/or find a different way of supporting yourself financially, I wish you luck!

Now go browse my books and buy one! They're available in paperback/ebook and you can use the ISBN number to order from your local bookstore if you want to.

amazon.com/author/moffat

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