Category Archives: Path to a New Paradigm

Tesla Just Got The Highest Rating Consumer Reports Has Ever Given

Wow!  Not much else to say.  See here – It broke their scoring system and scored 103. I have been writing about this great car for some time.  Of course I have lots of company but it has been a … Continue reading

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Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles is a Great Match to Wind in Many Areas

Much of the best wind resource in the country peaks at night time.  To date this has proven challenging for the Texas electricity grid management.  It has been resolved somewhat due to transmission grid upgrades but still promises to limit … Continue reading

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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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Ocean Thermal

Ocean Thermal Energy is an interesting technology.  This post on The Energy Collective covers many of the details.  However I think it unlikely that it will be pursued aggressively.  The infrastructure that would need to be put in place would … Continue reading

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Rare Earths

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Renewable Energy Databook from NREL

Better late than never, NREL put out a renewable energy databook that covers RE through the end of 2013.  It is full of charts and graphs that do a nice job of illustrating RE progress in the US and the … Continue reading

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Popular and ‘Best-Of’ Posts

  WIND: WIND INTERMITTENCY IS EXAGGERATED – NREL study shows US wind potential is larger and more stable than previously thought with capacity factors of 65% available, see details HERE.  Better even than Handleman Post predictions, that capacity factors of … Continue reading

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Three to Five Gigafactories Likely by 2020

Photo Credit Steve Jurvetson By Clayton Handleman Featured on CleanTechnica.com “the number one clean-tech                                                        … Continue reading

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Tesla Driving Cost is Slashed Where Utilities Reward for Off Peak Charging

I ran across THIS piece on the cost of operating a Tesla.  Scroll to the bottom of the article to where they talk about off peak charging costing a mere $0.023 thats 2.3 cents per kwhr in Indianapolis IN.  More … Continue reading

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Tesla Update

I ran across THIS interesting article on Tesla’s status and progress. More from my blog on Tesla linked below: Morgan Stanley says Tesla is the most important car company HERE Some of Tesla’s accomplishments HERE Lithium Ion Prices are Dropping … Continue reading

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