The Next Big Solar Technology? #Intersolar2020

Credit to Author: Charles W. Thurston| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 22:00:56 +0000

Disruptive advances in solar technology are unusual, with industry-wide design improvements often taking place in very small increments. These small changes create the buzz at solar trade shows like Intersolar North America, which is wrapping up this week in San Diego. However, one standout concept on display here is the Intensifying Solar Panel, a low [&hellip

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Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

Credit to Author: Mark Z. Jacobson| Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:45:57 +0000

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward. The core of the problem is the belief by some leaders that solving global warming will be expensive and drain the economy of their country. However, new research indicates that this belief is incorrect

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100% WWS Part 3: Jacobson’s New Study Leans Into The Green New Deal

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:07:15 +0000

While Jacobson’s latest Stanford study on 100% renewables by 2050 will draw fire for leaning into the Green New Deal, it strongly supports that policy

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100% WWS Part 2: Jacobson’s Latest Study Covers Storage, Transmission, & More

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:06:12 +0000

pumped hydro energy storageJacobson’s latest study carefully uses with current technologies and currently available resources for storage and transmission. The latest evidence is that there are much cheaper alternatives than his team models, underselling the potential

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100% WWS Part 1: Jacobson’s New Study Displaces 99.7% Fossil Energy With Massive Savings

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:05:34 +0000

100% renewables for 143 countries covering 99.7% of global energy carbon emissions is very inexpensive compared to business as usual in Jacobson’s latest

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom To Be 80% Powered By Solar Carport

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 22:48:54 +0000

screen shot from videoBorrego Solar Systems and sPower worked with the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this year to manifest the first theme park on the West Coast powered by solar energy. In this case, the solar will account for 80% of the park’s energy usage. One difference in this theme park’s solar installation from other similar installations is that it will be powered by one of the most substantial solar carport installations in the country

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Heliogen Is Bill Gates’ Latest Venture That Is Only Good For Oil & Gas – Part 2

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2019 15:05:38 +0000

Heliogen concentrating solar arrayThe first article covered the first two points, showing that tying this to, for example, a single reasonably sized cement plant would require roughly 4,000 times the space, and that decoupling energy creation from demand would provide substantially more flexibility and higher value. Now we’ll step through the remaining three problems

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Heliogen Is Bill Gates’ Latest Venture That Is Only Good For Oil & Gas – Part 1

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 20:45:58 +0000

Heliogen concentrating solar arrayBill Gates seems to love to invest in things that aren’t going to make much of a difference to climate change but that are good for the fossil fuel industry. The latest is Heliogen, a company which uses machine learning to make solar ovens hotter and more reliable

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