This is a list of the most popular and / or most important posts on the blog. These posts are rich sources of information. I do my best to find high quality sources to back up the thesis of the posts. I think a good deal of idea processing goes on in the comment threads in the blogosphere. I hope the link list below and the links contained in those write-ups will support people in learning more about renewable energy.
US Wind Potential has Barely Been Tapped this post shows where the best sites are and How We Can Harvest it. – HERE
The best Wind sites have capacity factors in excess of 50% offering phenomenal value HERE
New wind turbine technology is further reducing cost and intermittency of wind power – HERE
HVDC Explained HERE .
Moving power from here to there Clean Line Energy HERE .
Connecting the three grids Tres Amigas
RENEWABLES IN GENERAL
Cost of Renewables Is Dropping Rapidly – HERE Lots of great graphs showing declining costs.
The amount of renewable energy has been growing exponentially for decades. Here are some good graphics that quantify that growth.
High Voltage DC Power offers a way to get electricity from distant renewable energy sources to population centers and it is available now. HERE
I have not built a post based upon this course but it looks so good I wanted to post a link to it – HERE
Tesla Power Wall – While it is an important development, I think much of the hype about the Tesla Powerwall energy storage system is off the mark. My recent post post on the significance of Powerwall was picked up by The Energy Collective.
Cost of Lithium Ion Batteries is expected to continue the steep downward trend. Elon Musk predicts breaking the $100 / kwhr barrier by 2025 which is in the same ballpark as Navigant and McKinsey were predicting prior to the Tesla announcement of the Gigafactory. See More on the Cost trends for Li-ion HERE .
ELECTRIC VEHICLES INCLUDING ELON MUSK AND TESLA
Electric Vehicles pollute less even when you take into account emissions from the generation source HERE
Tesla really is revolutionary. HERE
EV batteries are the cost driver and they are coming down FAST – HERE
EVs combined with Load Shifting use market forces to increase the value of wind power while reducing the cost of driving. – HERE
EVs don’t have a range problem – HERE .
Land area required to provide world’s electricity, including EV power, from solar.
High efficiency LED lighting.