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Powell’s Bookstore Powered by Solar

Maybe Obama should designate someone from Powell's Books to be part of the energy counsel.  Powell's has installed 540 solar panels on the top of its 60,000 square foot building.  These panels will generate enough electricity to power a quarter of the building.  In five years, the investment will pay for itself.  Amazingly cool.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Sherry Thomas
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 10:16:15

    I love solar power.

  2. Meljean
    Nov 25, 2008 @ 12:42:11

    And this is in Portland, the land of eternal clouds and rain.

    Okay, not SO bad in the summer, but it’s not sunny CA.

    I love Powell’s … especially now that they’ve been caring a little more about their romance section. Still not downtown as much, but the Beaverton store is pretty romance-friendly now.

  3. Nevaeh Green
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 18:51:10

    Solar Energy is one of the best sources of clean and green electricity. I think that we should build more efficient solar thermal power plants and solar cells. frequently. ~

  4.  Thermoplastic Elastomers
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 12:51:02

    i just wish that they could soon reduce the cost of solar panels coz it is still expensive`..

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