Transition to Renewable Energy ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
Moving from a fossil fuel based or from the hopeful but still not renewable nuclear energy based economy to a fully renewable energy society is underway right now. The journey will not be an easy one, as interests from fossil fuel are increasingly threatened. It will also not be a fast journey even though there is mounting evidence that we may be already too late to offset the initial impact of climate change.
When it comes to clean renewable energy we have many options to choose from and we will need all of them and most likely some that we have not thought of yet. Just to name a few of these:
1- Solar photo-voltaic either silicon based or thin film using solar concentration or just the straight sun.
2- Concentrated solar thermal hot water
3- Concentrated solar thermal electric generation
4- Wind turbines
5- Passive solar heating
6- Solar hydrogen made directly from sunlight
7- Bio-fuels such a bio-menthanol and other mixed alcohols
8- Synthetic liquid fuels made from CO2 or bio-hydrogen
9- Wave and tidal energy
11- more to come……..
Enjoy the video, join the fight to make the transition shorter like in our lifetime!
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.