Solar Sam 
Member since Feb 27, 2010

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Re: “Maketa, et al, indicted by grand jury

Whom the gods would destroy they would first make mad with power.

24 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 05/27/2016 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

Drake the drain is correct Forte keeps pouring in Millions of rate payer dollars. He has vowed to make the scrubbers work at any cost to the rate payers. Good job Jerry!

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 05/12/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Utilities moves to add solar

It's good news, 10 MW is a good start but we need more like 100 MW to make an impact on reducing the Springs carbon footprint. For example Xcel is building a 140 MW solar array at the Comanche Power Plant in Pueblo. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/110958…

An ideal candidate for a Utility Scale solar array is to pump water from Pueblo to Colorado Springs for the next 50 years. There are vast tracts of cheap open land adjacent to the SDS water pumping stations along the pipeline in El Paso County. If CSU really had a vision and not a delusion they would promote and fund a project of Utility Scale.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 04/05/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Downtown envy, abortion rights, the modern GOP, and more

@ John Bender, I have been a vocal critique of the Neumann Systems because Colorado Springs rate payers are funding a private for profit company. What we know is the system worked for six hours but it has to be tested for 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months and ultimately 100 days or more before we can agree that it works as designed.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 03/05/2016 at 7:41 AM

Re: “CORRECTION: No climate change here, city official says

Governor George Wallace proclaimed in a fiery speech, "segregation now, segregation forever." He was on the wrong side of history and sadly so in Chairman Pico.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 02/12/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “More angst over Drake scrubbers

This entire boondoggle can be laid at the feet of Jerry Forte and former Mayor Lionel Riviera. I was in the Utility Board meeting when this bill of goods was sold to Rivera. He was so starry eyed with the idea of rate payers funding Neumann Systems Group that he could hardly contain himself. Now rate payers are rate PRAYERS hoping the cost will quit escalating. What a boondoggle.

6 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 02/10/2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Summit House on right path

The existing summit house is a real structural mess. With new building materials and better methods the new building should be a landmark. The newly renovated Garden of the Gods Visitor Center is an example of a local landmark.

Posted by Solar Sam on 08/19/2015 at 6:36 AM

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