Flying a Passenger Jet with Solar Power? Yes, We Can Do that Now

Philipp FurlerĀ is a scientist working at the ETH university in Zurich. As this article at EurekAlert explains, he and his team have come up with a clever new way to make jet fuel from solar power, water and CO2 extracted from air. The process requires high temperatures of around 1,500 degrees Celsius. That’s about three … [Read more…]

Outage Outrage

The recent hurricane Irma left over 90 percent of Florida power company “FPL” costumers without power. You might think that people who have their own solar panels installed would be not affected. You would be wrong. Turns out local regulations require private customers to shut down their solar panels once the grid powers down. This … [Read more…]

Supporting Solar Roads

I have been commenting on a recent article at Reneweconomy about France’s project to build some solar roads. That article is opposed to the idea. It cites many experts questioning the cost of such a project. I for one disagree. Solar needs to be built everywhere in sight, including roads. That’s especially true where I … [Read more…]