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energyPrecision Engineering of Solar Farms

Renewable energy sources has come a long way to becoming viable solutions for our clean energy needs. Solar energy has had decades of exponential growth. Global capacity is expected to reach over 1,000 gigawatts by 2023. Historically leaders in solar …

concentrated solar powerNuclear Energy is 50% Better than Solar for Lifetime CO2 Emissions

There was a recent updated analysis of various life-cycle energy impact measurements for fossil fuels, nuclear, solar and wind. Lifetime CO2 Emissions per Kilowatt-Hour Solar is 50% worse than nuclear for lifetime CO2 emissions per kilowatt-hour. Nuclear and wind tie …

coalGrowth in World Energy in 2018 Was Double the Recent Average Growth

World Energy consumption increased 2.3% in 2018 with 70% of the increase coming from China, the USA and India. The growth was double the average increase from 2010-2017. Global Electricity demand increased by 4% to 23000 Terawatt hours. Global energy-related …

energyEnergy Lies Believed By Intelligent People

I was at the MIT EmTech Digital 2019 conference. There was a lunch discussion which involved nuclear energy. A supercomputer and Artificial intelligence expert said that Nuclear Power was great except for the dangerous nuclear waste. Someone else at the …

energyLatest Space Based Solar Power Concepts and Experiments at Caltech

Caltech and Northrop Grumman are continuing to make research progress towards space-based solar power. In 2018, the aerial density of the 1-meter solar tiles in 600 grams. This is an improvement from 1500 grams per square meters in 2017. They …

energyThermal Energy Stored for Month in New Material

Global emissions must be reduced by 60% before 2050 to avoid 2 degrees of global warming. However, energy consumption is doubling in the next 40 years due to an increasing world population and economic growth. The amount of solar power …

energyNASA Will Flight Test a Nuclear Rocket by 2024 and Other High Tech NASA Projects

A portion of NASA’s $21.5 billion 2019 budget is for developing advanced space power and propulsion technology. NASA will spend $176 to $217 million on maturing new technology. There are projects that NASA has already been working on and others …

chinaChina Plans Space Based Solar Power

China plans to build and launch small to medium-sized solar power stations into the stratosphere to generate electricity between 2021 and 2025. The next step will be a Megawatt-level space solar power station in 2030. China is considering space-based construction …

batteriesGreen New Deal is Impossible and A Partial Attempt Would Cost Over $50 Trillion

I did not think it was necessary to point out how laughably impossible the Green New Deal was. However, there are actual claims of support for it. Business Insider is citing support via an online poll. I will quantify how …

energyFirst Commercial Perovskite Solar Late in 2019 and the Road to Moving the Energy Needle

Saule Technologies is a leading company working on to commercialize perovskites solar cells. They launched a pilot commercial production line for inkjet printing of perovskites solar cells. They plan to reach 40,000 square meters of panels by the end of …