User:Staxringold

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About Me

Hello and welcome to my user-page! My username comes from Stax Records (if you're wondering) and my real name is James. I have lived in Hamden, Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut, and Wallingford, Connecticut. Stop me if you see a pattern. I joined Wikipedia as a senior at Hopkins School and became an admin in early June 2006. I have a variety of interests including baseball, sabermetrics, bluegrass music, and port wine. I graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut in 2010 and I earned a JD from University of Connecticut School of Law in 2013. I am a member of the Connecticut, U.S. District of Connecticut, and 2nd Circuit bars.

I try to remain an active Wikipedian, though sometimes the pressures of the real world make that less likely. Given my editing tendancies I would consider myself a WikiOgre, though I've collected quite a healthy edit count. Somebody even called me a champion once.

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Andasol solar power station
The Andasol solar power station is a 150-megawatt concentrated solar power station and Europe's first commercial plant to use parabolic troughs. Located near Guadix in Andalusia, Spain, the Andasol plant uses tanks of molten salt as thermal energy storage to continue generating electricity, irrespective of whether the sun is shining or not. It consists of three projects, completed in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and occupying a total area of about 200 hectares (490 acres). Because of its high altitude (1,100 m; 3,600 ft) and the semi-arid climate, the site has exceptionally high annual direct insolation. This aerial view of the Andasol plant was taken in 2021, with the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the background.Photograph credit: kallerna

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" — Edmund Burke.

"Leadership is not an end in itself. It's what you do with it that counts." — United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright presenting an award to General Wesley Clark

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