Author Archives: Daimon Vilppu, President Simply Efficient Solar and Wind

About Daimon Vilppu, President Simply Efficient Solar and Wind

I can't remember when I wasn't interested in energy, machines and other mechanical equipment. This desire led me to a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Northern Arizona University, graduated BSME1993). By the time I graduated, I was dismayed at our countries myopic energy policy. I couldn't understand why we were continuing to focus on oil and nuclear energy when there were so many possibilities with alternative energy technologies that languished with no support by our Government. I have since devoted myself to learning about alternative energy technologies, with a particular focus on solar thermal technologies. With that Knowledge, and continual education, I want to engage myself with others to refine, improve and educate as many people as possible so that we all can see why alternative energy technologies have to be a vital part of our countries energy future. Without many different technologies, I strongly believe that we will never reduce or eliminate our independence on foreign countries and they will continue to have power over our economy until we do embrace the best technologies available.

How Many Tanks for a Simple Solar Hot Water System?

I was just asked this question the other day, which reminded me that this is a frequent question that people ask and don’t always understand. There are many manufacturer’s today that are promoting single tank solar hot water systems. Whether … Continue reading

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Advantages of Maintaining your Solar Energy Products

In the solar world, there isn’t much regular maintenance needed for most systems that harness the sun’s power. What you do need to be cautious of, is who you allow to service the equipment. First, I always recommend that you … Continue reading

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Tornado Catastrophes and Nuclear Power Prove Solar is Right

Distributed generation is the term that is becoming more popular in the rest of the world. It is the use of small power plants in many locations as opposed to huge power plants in few locations far apart. We have … Continue reading

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Solar Thermal Systems, Drainback Vs. Closed Loop, a guide

A drainback or a closed loop solar thermal system is still a huge debate in the solar thermal industry. I have always maintained that each system is right for the right application. Drainback or Closed Loop systems are just different … Continue reading

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Solar Thermal and Ground Source Heat Pumps can work together

This week I was having lunch with one of my product vendors. Jeff Morrow at Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing. He was nice enough to buy me lunch, and he also told me about some new developments using ground source heat … Continue reading

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Solar in Colorado, not dead yet!

Xcel has come to an agreement with the solar industry and is reinstating the system this coming Wednesday (March 23rd, 2011).  For the small program (which is where most of the companies were doing most of their business) the rebate … Continue reading

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Why Do We Fund Nuclear Research?

What is happening in Japan is an immense tragedy, and my heart goes out to everyone over there.  What is happening with the nuclear reactor is concerning and also one of my biggest reasons for not supporting Nuclear Energy as … Continue reading

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