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Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008
PG&E to announce biggest solar-power deals in its history
Mojave desert, motorized mirrors, steam turbine.
Hydrogen highway stuck in slow lane
Despite governor's backing, program for fueling stations makes little progress
When there is a lot of hype and secrecy it seems like the announcements never pan out, but, supposedly, something revolutionary is going to be announced today. Here's hoping it's not another Segway.
Google Inc. is expanding into alternative energy in its most ambitious effort yet to ease the environmental strain caused by the company's voracious appetite for power to run its massive computing centres.
As part of a project announced Tuesday, the Internet search leader and its philanthropic arm will pour hundreds of millions of dollars into a quest to lower the cost of producing electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind and the sun.
If Google realizes its goal, the cost of solar power should fall by 25 to 50 per cent, co-founder Larry Page said in an interview.
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2007
Super powered maglev wind turbine.
recycle old electronics in october. what to bring:
working and non-working:
computers (laptop & desktop),
printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.)
components (hard drives, CD Roms, circuit boards, power supplies, etc,)
tvs,vcrs & dvd players
audio visual devices
cell phones, pagers
pdas, telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)
media (floppies, cds, zips, vhs tapes)
Another solar breakthrough due real soon now.
According to a recent U.S. Department of Energy study, there is so much excess energy on the U.S. grid nightly that if every light-duty car and truck in America today used plug-in hybrid technology, 73 percent of them could be plugged in and “fueled” without constructing a single new power plant.
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2007
East River turbine update:
The small number of turbines already placed in the East River by Verdant Power have been temporarily removed as the strong currents continue to overwhelm the physical construction of the underwater "windmills." The six turbines that were placed in the water last December and were capable of supplying 1,000 daily kilowatt hours of power and serving the Gristedes supermarket on Roosevelt Island could not withstand currents....
The New York Times reports that the company is encountering the setbacks with optimism, encouraged that the East River possesses even more power than originally planned for. "'The only way for us to learn is to get the turbines into the water and start breaking them,' said Trey Taylor, the habitually optimistic founder of Verdant Power."
Thursday, Jun 14, 2007