Posts Tagged ‘solar power’

2 Mar 12 2015 @ 10:44pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy

Sunny Solar Stories

After last week’s weather-themed post about how seasons change, I am prompted this week to highlight a number of sunny solar stories, led by the elevated¬†profile of a solar-powered plane. So from grid parity to planes to parking lots, here are some signs of solar progress being made across the globe. » read more

Comments Off on Talkin’ ‘Bout Mo’ Generation Jun 26 2014 @ 11:08pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, risk management

Talkin’ ‘Bout Mo’ Generation

Just as I tweet my favorite articles so that I have a filing place for them (Twitter is awesome for so many reasons, don’t get me started…), I use my desktop to store all my favorite graphics. And it is way too cluttered. So in my quest to make it more minimal and zen, here is an assembly of images which I need to set free, all with a similar theme: that of power. Enjoy! » read more

2 Jun 24 2014 @ 10:17pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy, Random

Novel Ideas

The quest to diversify from fossil fuels has perhaps been no more successfully implemented than in Germany, where on the 14th morning of last month, it achieved a record 74% of its power generation from renewables, and specifically solar and wind energy. Admittedly this took an exceptionally sunny and windy day, but the achievement still stands. The pursuit of alternative energy sources across the globe has led to some rather nutty and novel ideas. Here are but a few.

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Comments Off on A Random Walk Through Renewable Generation Jul 22 2013 @ 10:10pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Technology

A Random Walk Through Renewable Generation

For the last couple of months I’ve been digging into the hydrocarbon space and studies from LNG exports to NGVs to gasoline, so it seemed a prudent time to go off on a tangent and take a random walk through something non-fossil fuel-ish. So here are ten tidbits I have garnered on my recent travels through the land of renewable generation: » read more

1 Jan 17 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, risk management, Technology

Shedding Some Light On The Solar Debate

I have always considered there are only two key rationales for investing in solar energy: for economic benefit (through subsidies or not), or for altruism. But the solar industry has seen a break in the clouds to start this year, and although it has been in part due to chasing profits, it has also been due to a third reason which has been hidden from me in plain view…that of necessity.

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