There’s the battery in your watch. There’s the battery in your mobile phone. And then there’s the battery at Green Mountain Power’s Stafford Hills solar farm in Rutland, Vt. The lithium-ion gargantuan is housed in two trailer-truck-size green metal containers. It sits atop a 10-acre former landfill and captures electricity from 7,722 nearby solar panels—enough to power 2,000 homes on a sunny day.
To live in St. Bernard the first few months after Katrina required pioneering spirit – amenities like gas stations, grocery stores, barber shops and doctor's offices no longer existed unless you drove 50 miles to find them. Even the local Walmart got drowned. But on this particular day, Ricky, steering his blue Chevy van around storm-gouged potholes, hinted that something truly remarkable had happened – something that would at last make life bearable in his forlorn home place.
LAKE COUNTY >> A structure fire Tuesday at Edge Water Resort on Soda Bay Road claimed one unit of a duplex cabin, along with an outbuilding. Crews from the Kelseyville Fire Protection District, supported by Lakeport and Cal Fire, were able to knock the blaze down quickly, limiting damage to the second unit of the duplex.