Disconnect the National Grid: Bold Coal State Plan to Ditch the Green Energy Moochers

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova; Aussie Federal MP Keith Pitt has urged the coal rich Queensland State Government to disconnect from the national grid, to stop demand from states which make “poor decisions” from driving up electricity prices when their renewable systems fail to deliver. Imagine if states like California were cut off…

Solar power from Australia to light up Singapore

From The Asia Times The ambitious project may take more than a decade to finish, but the technology is almost ready ByK.G. Chan The desert outside Tennant Creek in Australia’s Northern Territory may hold the key to addressing Singapore’s future electricity supplies. The world’s largest solar farm that could light up Singapore’s glittering shopping malls…

Oh my – Ivanpah meets Margaret Hamilton

I have no idea of what to make of this, except to make a quick post here. Margaret Hamilton is a computer scientist/software engineer responsible for much of the on-board Apollo computer system, a rather amazing piece of technology from the 1960s that got Apollo astronauts to the moon and back. Ivanpah is a thermal…

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Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, MA — In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the fact that each photon of light can only knock loose a single electron, even if…

Report: Green Energy Incentives are Failing to Keep the Lights On

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – An Australian Government AEMO commissioned industry report has suggested that while government incentives make renewables preferable to coal, the new renewable capacity isn’t helping grid stability. One of their recommendations; more government incentives, to encourage renewable businesses to add battery backup to their solar and wind farms.…

Tesla’s solar factory is exporting most of its cells – document

From Reuters Ha Ha.  21 in California~ctm Nichola Groom (Reuters) – The “great majority” of solar cells being produced at Tesla Inc’s factory in upstate New York are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company’s trademark “Solar Roof” as originally intended, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Flags fly over…