Tag Archives: solar power

Advanced Rail Energy Storage

Another press release on the ARES system.  It doesn’t mention cost or footprint, but it has been “peer reviewed.”  Continue reading

The free money sun still seems to shine

The Ivanpah solar project is producing below design.  Lack of sunshine?  For electricity, maybe, but the subsidy sun still shines.  Continue reading

Just discovering that wind and solar are variable?

The problem with wind and solar is they cannot be dependable loads and now base load units have to back them up.  The Motley Fool just discovered that there could be brownouts.  Continue reading

And who pays?

Duke Energy is committed to $500 million in solar electricity.  Continue reading

Floating solar power

Solar plants are being installed on water in Japan.  Try getting one of those permitted in the US not to mention the additional maintenance. Continue reading

Stanford pinheads think hard

This report of growing a food crop among solar cells just makes me breathless. What a special thing.

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Can solar arrays interfere with pilots’ vision?

Yes, says Steven Hayward in an article in Power Line.  Hayward’s article highlights the intense light problems some problems have complained about when flying over large solar arrays.  Another problem with solar power?