Category Archives: Renewable Energy

The Triple Crown of Electric Heating

People are converting to Electric Heating for three main reasons:
1. People are turning away from fossil fuels for many reasons.  They want to be insured against fossil fuel-based price hikes and they want to heat their house in zones so they are not heating the entire house. 
2. People are moving towards green electricity and intend to produce or supplement it at their own site for free (wind power, solar power and fuel cells).  Free heat is the biggest goal for them.
3. People are experiencing more serious winters and are needing more comfort heaters.  We appear to be in the third year of what Joe Bastardi from AccuWeather.com is calling “The Triple Crown of Cooling” for the next three decades.  (Colder sea surface temperatures, extremely low solar activity and increased volcanic activity.)

The conversion to electric heating continues

There is currently a quiet conversion to electric heating that continues in America. People want to say goodbye to fossil fuels and hello to green electricity.  The Government of Maine is considering a proposal to give incentives to electric heating to move people off of heating oil.  People around the country are thinking twice about Propane, Natural Gas and Heating Oil. The last time this happened, during the 1970’s and the oil crisis, the factors in place today that make the switch attractive had not yet evolved, but it happened anyways.  Today, electric heat has come of age.  Thermostat technology makes electric heat the most comfortable form of heating available.  Site generated electricity promises free electricity to power them in the future.  Pricing has come down on the heaters to a very low cost of installation.  Electricity prices are stable and regulated.  Attractive heater designs are now available. Check out our website today at www.morelectricheating.com to see what is being done in the heating world!

The conversion to electric heating on the east coast accelerates with help from Google

Giant Undersea Network Will Bring Offshore Wind Power to East Coast, With Google Investment.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-10/google-backed-atlantic-wind-connection-will-move-offshore-wind-power-east-coast-markets

Google follows on the heels of the new reports from the Government and Oceana showing that wind potential is enough to power the entire country. They are attempting to make way for 6 gigawatts, enough power to serve 1.9 million households.  Oceana had recommend the switch from heating oil and natural gas to electric comfort heating and electric cars and Google brings that one step closer.

Electrically Heated, Solar/Wind Net-zero Energy Low-income Housing Development Raises Important Questions

Net-zero Energy Low-income Housing Development Raises Important Questions | RenewableEnergyWorld.com

48 page Oceana report recommends switching to electric heating powered by off-shore wind instead of Natural Gas

48 page Oceana report:
Untapped Wealth: Offshore Wind Can Deliver Cleaner, More Affordable Energy and More Jobs Than Offshore Oil

Excerpt:
The Atlantic Coast’s offshore wind energy potential could generate enough electricity to heat more homes than exist in that region. In fact, the Atlantic Coast’s offshore wind potential is so great, that it could supply enough electricity to heat every home in the country, and then some.

Excerpt:
Offshore Wind – better than Offshore Oil and natural gas When compared to offshore oil and gas resources in the Mid-Atlantic, offshore wind provides more power at a lower cost.

Excerpt:

On the East Coast, nearly 7 million homes rely on fuel oil as the primary source of heating, representing about 88 percent of the country’s heating oil demand. Switching these homes from fuel oil to electric heating (nearly 16.6 million homes on the East Coast already use electricity for their primary source of heating), almost 123 million barrels of oil would be conserved annually. About 5 GW of wind power would be needed to provide the electricity to heat these 7 million homes, an amount that is well in line with the projected 20 GW of offshore wind that could be in place by 2020.

From:
http://na.oceana.org/sites/default/files/Offshore_Wind_Report.pdf

Future personalized energy systems create electricity for clean electric comfort heating

At Mor Electric Heating we have many customers that power our heaters (and we have even heard of some heating their entire homes) from electricity that they generate themselves.

Dr. Nocera from MIT and other scientists have made some more advances in fuel cell related technology.  The advance could help free homes and businesses from dependence on the electric company and the corner gasoline station. It was shown at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/09/01/personalized-energy-systems/

Our goal is to make each home its own power station,” said study leader Daniel Nocera, Ph.D. “We’re working toward development of ‘personalized’ energy units that can be manufactured, distributed and installed inexpensively.

Going Green? Use Electric Infrared and/or Zoned Heaters

We have some customers telling us that they are very interested in many types of electric heaters, because they can be powered by their renewable energy. Green, clean electricity is being produced at their home or business from solar/wind/fuel cells, etc. to replace fossil fuels such as Natural Gas/Heating Oil/Propane.  They are also looking to reduce their dependence on fuels that have price volatility, depending on local markets or even the middle east (propane and heating oil are made from or are by-products of crude oil).  The same electric heating systems, when connected to the local utility can be powered by larger installations of green energy or even nuclear, which has no air pollution.  We have many customers converting to infrared heaters such as cove heaters, radiant ceiling panels, floor and ceiling heat, and wall panels because the thermostat can be set much lower due to the fact that you feel warmer with infrared heaters pointed at you.  We have many customers converting to zoned electric heat as well, we have options such as the HotPod that uses your existing ductwork and very inexpensive options such as baseboard heaters and wall heaters at http://www.morelectricheating.com/products/HEATING/COMFORT%20HEATERS.aspx
Heating only the rooms that you are using, programmed to only when you are using them, and setting each thermostat to the lowest temperature that can be tolerated in that particular room is the true key to saving big money on energy.