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Ruth Rollins, Club President 2009-2013

Ruth Rollins Honored by the Point Loma Democratic Club

Ruth Rollins the Point Loma Democratic Club’s President from 2009 to 2013 was honored at the monthly meeting on February 24, 2013 in appreciation for her outstanding efforts and accomplishments. The honor was presented to Ruth by the Club’s new leadership, President Susan Peinado and Vice President Carol Heasley on behalf of the entire Club membership. The award stated: “For inspirational Leadership and Dedication in the fulfillment of the Point Loma Democratic Club’s Goals and Objectives in successfully leading a PLDC Team that Significantly helped reelect President Barack Obama for a Second Administration and elect Democratic State and Local Leaders” Ruth’s leadership and team building was clearly of a nature much higher than normally expected and had a noteworthy positive effect on the ability of the Point Loma Democratic Club to contribute to the success of the Democratic Party’s goals at the local and national level. Ruth Rollins is much admired by us all not only as a leader but as a friend. Going forward, as well as serving as the Club’s Treasurer Ruth is …

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

The Other Kind of Solar Power When you think of Solar Power you usually think of photovoltaic panels. However there is an alternative method to generate electricity from sunlight which has even greater potential. These Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems use mirrors (called heliostats) to direct a concentrated large area of sunlight, onto a small area. Electrical power is produced when the concentrated light is converted to heat, which drives a steam turbine connected to an electrical power generator. Such a project is in the final stages of construction right here in our own Southern California area. The Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project is located adjacent to Interstate 15 at Ivanpah Dry Lake, California.
The Ivanpah project is comprised of three new solar thermal power towers which generate steam for three 110 Mega watt (MW) to 126 MW steam turbine generators. Each over 400-foot tall solar power tower will receive solar energy from approximately 60,000 heliostats. The Ivanpah project is anticipated to be the largest solar thermal installation in the world at the time of completion. Technology Ivanpah …