Posts Tagged ‘clean’

Solar Prices Dropped 70%

Posted: October 2, 2015 in -
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U.S. solar power has dropped a whopping 70 percent since 2009, even as panels get smarter.

Solar Energy Sees Eye-Popping Price Drops

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In an astounding move, Toyota is allowing competitors to develop fuel cell vehicles using their patents.

Toyota frees FCV patents to open door for rivals to expand market

““We cannot create a society that fully utilizes hydrogen energy unless many companies participate in its technological development,” Toyoda told reporters on Jan. 6.'”

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Are volcanoes the energy source of the future?

Iceland continues to advance geothermal technology, seeking to export energy to Europe if things are successful.

Windmills in a row on cloudy weather

Americans Want America To Run On Solar and Wind

…So, those ignorant dipshits shilling for the nuke industry, whom I run into on message boards, represent a miniscule minority.  That’s a reason to celebrate.

Now you people need to force Washington to act on it.

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Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

The New York Times:

The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.

So let me add: fuck you nuclear, and your malignant, cancerous apologists. Fuck you gas fracking and the outright poisoning of our vital aquifers. Fuck you oil drillers, destroying the Gulf of Mexico as if it was yours to destroy. Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you.

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While I don’t like linking to Mother Jones, with a disclaimer that they will mislead on controversial issues, this seems pretty straightforward:

Here Comes the Sun: America’s Solar Boom, in Charts

The most crucial piece of info is on this image:

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42 cents per watt

When that day comes, it’s time.

Remember Mother Jones, The Nation and a host of other so-called “progressive” and “alternative” outlets receive shady foundation funding, some of it connected to the Ford Foundation and the CIA.

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Car company claims that this car runs on salt water, or more specifically two different electrolyte solutions. Further info is sketchy.

 

Okay, admit you want it.

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How to power California with wind, water and sun

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

 

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The 686-meter project, which resembles a nuclear plant’s cooling tower, would be capable of generating at a average rate of about 435 megawatt-hours over the course of a year,

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/carbon-economy/solar-wind-energy-tower-a-game-changer-company-says-20140429-37eld.html#ixzz30IThIdou

Answer is in the Wind

Posted: March 21, 2014 in -
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“Wind technologies generate far more energy than they consume,” Dale said. “Our study showed that wind actually produces enough surplus electricity to support up to 72 hours of either battery or geologic storage. This suggests that the industry could deploy enough storage to cope with three-day lulls in wind, common to many weather systems, and still provide net electricity to society.”

The results were especially good for onshore wind turbines. “We found that onshore wind backed by three days of geologic storage can support annual growth rates of 100 percent — in other words, double in size each year — and still maintain an energy surplus,” he said.

 

Wind farms can provide society a surplus of reliable clean energy

 

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In the early 1900s, they used electric taxi cabs in New York City.  These had removable batteries, and were swiftly recycled into service by simply replacing the battery pack.  This is the future we need, to divorce the car from the battery supply, and to extend the range of vehicles so that they can be charged wherever we go.  Agassi predicts 2 cents per mile by 2020, making petroleum cars too expensive, too polluting, and pretty much insane in the face of global climate catastrophe.