Posts tagged "Renewable Energy"

Video Interview with RETScreen Creator

Get a high-level introduction to the RETScreen application. OpenEI interviews Gregory J. Leng, RETScreen’s creator. RETScreen is a free, simple-to-use decision support tool to help decision makers and energy professionals evaluate the financial viability of renewable energy, energy efficiency and cogeneration projects around the world.

TEDxPittsburgh – David Waldeck – Solar Paint

Nanocrystal-based dyads for solar to electric energy conversion Dave is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. His research program uses methods of spectroscopy, electro- chemistry, and microscopy to investigate primary processes in the condensed phase which includes liquids, solids, and liquid/solid interfaces. Current themes of his research are...

Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air

MacKay, a Cambridge Physics prof, approaches the subject of carbon and sustainability with a scientific, numeric eye. First, in a section called “Numbers, not adjectives,” he looks at all the energy and carbon inputs and outputs in Britain and the rest of the world: this is how many kWh of energy are needed to power...

Energy Literacy – Saul Griffith

If we are to make a big change in the way energy is produced and consumed we need an “Energy Literacy” that gives people a tangible sense of their energy consumption, and of what it takes to meet that. This talk aims to inspire people that the problem is solvable with rational, data-driven development of...

Clean Energy and Conservation

Renewable energy sources don’t have to conflict with preserving wildlife and wildlands in the Western U.S. Lovers of the American West will tell you that it’s blessed — and they’re right. It’s home to significant sources of renewable energy, such as solar, wind and geothermal power. The Western states, their residents and the nation will...

Mapping Renewable Energy Resources

Over the next 21 months, 3TIER plans to continue to map the world for wind and solar resources, country by country, based upon a priority order that takes into account such issues as renewable energy policies, availability of renewable energy resource and economic status. Every quarter through 2010, 3TIER will release a series of resource...

Determine Solar Potentials with RoofRay and Google Maps

Once you have drawn a projected solar array on top of the satellite imagery from Google Maps you get a rough estimate on performance and payback of your system based on the drawn area of the array, slope of the roof, location and weather information from the National Renewable Energy Labs. To complete the full...

Decoding the World’s Best Energy Policies

World Changing 2008-07-08 16:31:13, By Kathryn Cooper The “winds of change” were blowing last month among 600 renewable energy leaders from 46 countries at the 7th World Wind Energy Conference in Ontario. … completing the shift from fossil fuels to renewables still presents governments with economic, infrastructural and other challenges. … When using policy to...