Around the world there have been some very dramatic changes in governments and as the election mania settles down clean energy advocates are holding their collective breath wondering what it will mean for renewable power. Will we continue to invest in new ideas and products that support a reduction in the use of fossil fuels or we move in the other direction towards coal and oil?
Regardless what happens with local or federal governments, cost effective and efficient ( same thing? ) clean energy technology has a life of it’s own. For example solar pv and wind energy technology are at the point where the electricity they produce can be at the same cost as grid energy. Or lower.
Countries that decide to place tarifs or disincentives on clean energy will simply miss the economic opportunity to lead in these industries. This means they will also miss the opportunity to create millions of jobs in these fields in the next 10 years.
An example of a clean energy technology that has such a tremendous advantage to society and so virtually there is no way to stop it, is hybrid concentrated solar thermal photovoltaic systems.
With simple solar photovoltaic technology the best that we can do today is an efficieny some what less than 20%. If we combine solar pv with concentration of the solar rays and collection of the waste heat produced that efficiency can go over 70%!
Governments Ignore This High Efficiency Clean Energy Technology At Their Own Peril!
At this level of efficiency which is higher than an other form of electricity conversion of any kind, universal clean energy becomes a real possibility. Take a look at the future solution to power our planet.
About Gordon Smith 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.