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Green goes Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage
LOVING cars and being green don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Following are 10 ways Jay Leno's gone green with his Big Dog Garage in Burbank:
General Electric solar panels: Leno's 54-kilowatt system powers the lights, tools and air conditioning in his 17,000-square-foot garage, often generating enough extra energy that it feeds back to the grid.
PacWind Delta II wind turbine: A "vertical axis" system, it generates 10 kilowatts of electrical power from wind energy.
Walter Surface Technologies Bio-Circle parts washer: Microbes consume oils and grease and excrete water and carbon dioxide.
Omegasonics parts cleaning tank: Non-toxic ultrasonic cleaning bubbles find and remove heavy grease and microscopic particles.
MX Factor industrial canister exchange system: Replaces aerosol cans with refillable canisters of brake cleaner and cleansers.
A.O. Smith Vertex water heater: The helical coil heat exchanger is 90% efficient, generating 76,000 BTUs per hour and producing more hot water more efficiently and at a lower cost than an average, 78% efficient water heater.
Calypso HammerHead WaterJet: Pressurizes water to 60,000 pounds per square inch and uses sand and water to cut sheet metal.
Begley's Best all-purpose cleaner: Contains aqueous detergents derived from natural eedstock and complexing agents.
Burbank Recycle Center: A partnership between Burbank and Burbank Recycling Inc., it accepts plastic bottles, used oil and more.
EcoJet: A work in progress, this biodiesel supercar is a GM one-off, powered by a Honeywell LT-101 turbine engine.