Category Archives: Exciting Technology Breakthroughs

New NREL Data Suggests Wind Could Replace Coal as Nation’s Primary Generation Source

HE Featured on: Greentechmedia, REneweconomy, and The Energy Collective, CleanTechnica I have made some updates in response to feedback from commenters.  These can be identified by the red NOTE designator. By Clayton Handleman The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently … Continue reading

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Tesla Getting Faster – P85D to Get an Upgrade

The Internet is abuzz since Elon Musk put out a tweet stating that a firmware upgrade would make the already fast Tesla even faster.  The firmware upgrade will improve the 0-60 time from 3.2 s to 3.1s and some are … Continue reading

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Tesla Tops Fastest Audis and Lexus Super Car

With the new P85D, Tesla is like a great team that, goes in for another score, rather than sitting on a lead and running the clock out.  Taking its luxury sedan from an impressive sub 4.0 0-60 time, the new version … Continue reading

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Tesla The Company

This post is a catchall to collect top stories and information about Tesla and Elon Musk.  I will post links to interesting information and to capture links that I don’t have time to write about at the time I spot … Continue reading

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CREE Continues to Deliver Game Changing Inverter Components

I love this stuff.  As a former inverter designer all I can say is I wish we had had these back in the day!

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NanoLeaf – Neat LED Lamp Development

A friend told me about these guys.  Looks like they have done a good job and have advanced the state of the art through clever packaging and design. 12W – 1640 Lumins – 100W equivalent Kickstarter – Info on NanoLeaf … Continue reading

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Cost Projections For Lithium Ion Batteries

The experience curve for Li-Ion EV batteries shows a rapid rate of price reduction.  There are some pretty optimistic numbers coming out from analysts for the cost of Lithium Ion batteries in the not to distant future.  It is looking … Continue reading

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Grid Storage Problem Solved?

UPDATE: See this link for update from the 4R Energy Corporation. Many who oppose renewable energy point to its intermittent nature.  While a transcontinental grid would address much of this, by averaging out sources, additional dispatchable storage will still be … Continue reading

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Solar After Dark

One of the challenges of renewable energy is dealing with intermittency and providing power when it is needed.  In this piece it is pointed out that in the Southwest there is a partial mismatch.  It leads to a rapid ramp … Continue reading

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Hydrothermal Vents – Interesting Resource

http://www.marshallhydrothermal.com/

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