Worth a Look: #OpenSource ALL Power Labs Carbon-Negative Bio-Mass Gasifier

Categories: 05 Energy,Design
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ALL Power Labs offers biomass gasifiers and power generation systems at multiple levels of assembly and system integration.  From “We deliver it turnkey complete“ to”You build it from scratch,” you decide the relative amount of effort vs cost you want to invest towards your finished system.

All Power Pallets and GEKs are covered by a 100% money back guarantee.

ALL Power Labs

Tip of the Hat to Mark Perrodin for this pointer — note open souce and reasonable pricing.

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Nov 21

SchwartzReport: Solar Grid Parity by 2016 — While Corrupt Governments Continue to Subsidize Fossil Fuel

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Grid parity in 2016 will result in a very rapid shift in power infrastructure. If you could heat and electrify your house and run your car more cheaply why wouldn’t you do it? The market will kill carbon energy faster than government regulation. It is government stimulation, not regulation that is the leverage point.

The Coming Solar Power Boom: Charts Tell The Story, Grid Parity In 2 Years

Fossil fuel follies: Massive subsidies underpin oil, coal exploration

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Nov 15

SchwartzReport: Beyond Carbon Energy — Developing Nations Breaking Free with Renewables

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

In the last three days I have found four stories making the specious argument that we must continue to support carbon energy because it, and only it, will end poverty. I published one of the most glaring examples the other day. The truth however is rather different. Developing nations that are not already in the grip of the carbon energy corporatists are finding they can skip the whole carbon energy business in the same way they skipped the whole copper wire communications era, and went straight to wireless and mobile phones. And, when they make this decision, they discover how quickly they can develop power even in remote areas, as this essay describes.

The energy myth that refuses to die: Why renewables are taking over in the developing world

Poor nations are embracing clean energy at twice the pace of rich ones, a new report finds

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Oct 30

SchwartzReport: A Single Breakthrough That Could Cut Costs on Solar Energy by 25%

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

A Single Breakthrough That Could Cut Costs on Solar Energy by 25%

Costs on solar are coming down steeply, and now they’re about to get even cheaper. A group of chemists at Ohio State University has invented a solar panel that stores energy without an external battery. The self-contained tuner/capacitor panels are already being licensed to industry.

Above, you can see a scanning electron microscope image of the mesh solar panel, whose molecular structure allows oxygen to enter the device and assist in a chemical reaction that powers its onboard battery.

Ohio State University released a statement about the new devices, which they’re calling “solar batteries”:

Read full article with additional links.

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Oct 20