There is a rule in sales that says “don’t overpromise and underdeliver, strive to underpromise and overdeliver.” I’m afraid the solar industry is so far gone into the former that it will never be rescued, unless they suddenly realize that at some point people do wake up. Here is yet ANOTHER article on the bounty … Read moreBrazil’s Solar Farm = 40 Watts per Sq. Meter (at Peak Capacity!)
Folks, here is a GREAT video that demonstrates just how much more efficient work is with higher voltage, i.e., the kind that comes out of your wall outlet, versus lower voltage, the kind that uses batteries. What you get out of your wall is called AC, alternating current. In the US, you’ll get 120volts. In … Read moreBattery Power vs. Plug in Power Demonstration
Pretty interesting Youtube video here titled Solar Power Plants | The Next Big Thing?. The author is a big proponent of solar. And is excited about what is going on with Solar Farms in relation to traditional energy outputs. A Solar Farm is basically a dedicated space using Solar Photovoltaic (PV) to generate electricity. Remember … Read moreLargest Solar Farm in World Covers an Area Half the Size of Manhattan
I invite you to read this article. This is Amazon opening up a “5 MW-AC project sits on the 30-acre roof of a massive warehouse, as the company’s latest progress towards its 100% renewable energy goal.” Sounds great doesn’t it? Their goal is 100% renewable energy and this 5 MegaWatt solar generation facility is going to … Read moreThe HUGE Limitations With Solar Which Can’t Be Avoided
I’ve been debating some folks on the idea that solar will put utilities out of business. As I’ve stated here before and MANY times elsewhere, solar will not replace our fossil fuel dependence so long as we consume as much power as we do. I hear all the time that the price per Watt is … Read more“Equivocal Facts on Renewable Energy”
Nice article from the UK DailyMail about what is happening in the UK regarding electric vehicle charging and the National Grid. “Electric car drivers of the future may have to choose between charging their vehicle at home and having a cup of tea, a new report has warned. As battery capacities for electric vehicles increase, … Read moreElectric Vehicles Are Inevitable??? Really?
I’m a financial planner. That’s pretty much all I know how to do. So, keeping track of my cash flow is near and dear to my heart. I don’t like losing or wasting my hard earned money. Thus I don’t gamble. However, three weeks ago, I changed the air filter in my attic A/C unit and forgot to … Read moreWays to Save Money #1
Here’s a great post from the site Why Electricity Matters about the silliness of relegating poor, rural Africa to electricity without fossil fuels. A couple key takeaways: “The World Bank admitted in a 2017 blog that “the major downside of off-grid solar is that the relatively low amount of supplied electricity limits what those systems can do … Read moreDoesn’t Africa Deserve Electricity too???
From the US Energy Information Agency a website that tracks the real time hourly demand of electric data from the 66 authorities that operate the US grid. Hourly demand forecast for the current day. Hourly net generation from the prior day Hourly net actual interchange for the prior day (metered flow of electricity in or … Read moreElectricity Geeks Will Love This!