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Posts by John Fitzgerald Weaver

NREL aiming to bring HVPE to Earth – hoping for 20-80¢/W

The researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are trying to bring back, and refine, a solar cell technique from the 50-60s to help make the same solar cells as are on NASA’s Mars rovers. The technique makes solar cells from gallium arsenide that are already hitting 25.3% efficiency. David Young,…

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Japan building solar (freaking) parking lots

Way back in the day, the argument was that the global energy industry was too large for a simple technology as the ‘solar panel’ to scale and feed it. What’s that tiny little thing go to do when consider New York City’s power needs? Cute stuff. Today, we debate how to deal with too much…

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$17 billion a year to bail out the nukes

Trump wants to bail out nukes and coal plants because some old guy from Ohio is going bankrupt. $17 billion a year. This doesn’t build anything new. This doesn’t advance our actions. This simply takes your money and gives it to a dying industry. The whole of the solar power industry was $20-30 billion in…

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Former coal plant make wind turbine foundations

We’re going to see a bunch of announcements on various manufacturing sites connected with offshore wind turbine manufacturing along the costs. A local electrician that I share a beer with at the pub has been talking to me about becoming an offshore turbine technician. That’s about as cool as it gets it my book. Get…

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