Hello, I am the JouleFool. A Joule (J) is defined as “a unit of work or energy equal to the work done by a force of one newton acting through a distance of one meter.” A Watt, a more recognizable term, is a measure of energy used per time or a Joule per second. 1 Watt = 1 J/sec.
By day, I work performing thermal engineering of spacecraft where every WATT counts because you rely on solar cell arrays to generate your energy. The more energy consumed, the more cells needed, the larger the arrays, the heavier the spacecraft, the larger the rocket needed to put it into Space.
By Night, I am a loving husband and father based in Metro Denver, Colorado. I am an energy savings hobbyist and hope to, one day, create a business to help people, like you, save money.
Energy savings makes sense and CENTS! To me, it is not about saving Mother Earth but about conserving our resources. It is my goal that this blog will help make you aware of technologies, programs, and methods that will help you save Energy and save Money! Why pay for a big electric bill when you don’t have to? As my parents once said “Does it look like we own the Electric Company? Turn off that light!”
Learn more about what I do for a living here: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/2010/03/meet-marc-church.php