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Obama May Finally Succeed!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For this post I’ve taken as my departure point a couple of very interesting graphs from over at Not A Lot Of People Know That. I’ll repeat them here: Interesting, no? But I’m a numbers guy, I wanted to actually analyze the results. Using the data from those posts and…

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Making better solar panels by mimicking butterfly posture

From the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER Butterflies heat up the field of solar research The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. A team of experts from the University of Exeter has examined new techniques for generating photovoltaic (PV) energy…

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Solar Fossil Fueled Fantasies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. Sometimes when I’m reading about renewable technologies, I just break out laughing at the madness that the war on carbon has wrought. Consider the Ivanpah solar tower electric power plant. It covers five square miles in Southern California with mirrors which are all focusing the sun on a central tower.…

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Solar plane flight aborted due to bad weather

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Solar Impulse 2, an attempt to raise awareness of the environmental issues, by flying around the world the world using solar energy, has been forced to abort an attempt to fly from Japan to Hawaii due to bad weather. According to the National Geographic; The Solar Impulse 2, a…