Using hydrogen to create electricity is an innovative process that is currently in the research and development stage. We may hear about hydrogen power being prevalent in countries like Iceland, but it will be some time before hydrogen power becomes large scale. Nevertheless, many believe hydrogen to be the major energy carrier for the future. [...]
Last year, a student send me a 12-minute bit from 60 minutes on coal power. The piece is centered on an interview with Jim Rogers of Charlotte’s own Duke Energy. Watch this, then read on: *IF the embedded video will not play, try this link: Powered by Coal (60 minutes) So…what do we do in [...]
Here is today’s presentation. While biomass is valued for being essentially carbon-neutral, you cannot ignore all the potential drawbacks to agriculture (erosion, fertilizer, pesticides, feedlots, etc…). Biomass energy View more presentations from Derrick Willard.
When you think “Modern Wind Technology”, think of Power Plants. These power plants include wind turbines that are powered by the wind in order to turn a turbine that powers a generator, and creates electricity that can be used and stored. To understand the parts of a turbine and how it works, check out the [...]
Today we took a brief look at solar power. Solar makes up a tiny fraction (<1%) of the commercial energy market, but it is doubling every two years. I tried to distinguish between solar electricity technologies and solar thermal (heat) technologies. When considering solar electricity, it can be done on a small scale (homes/buildings) and [...]