Unvarnished Truth About Wind and Solar

When dyed-in-the-wool supporters of so-called clean energy say it’s time to stop wasting money on wind and solar, it’s time to stop tax payer funded subsidies. Two Google scientists, Ross Koningstein and David Fork, were put to work by Google Continue reading Unvarnished Truth About Wind and Solar

Battery Car Sales First Half Report

The sale of PHEVs and EVs remained a mixed bag in the second quarter of 2015. US Sales of Electric Vehicles, Including HEVs 2015 Month Hybrid (HEVs) PHEVs & Extended Range Vehicles Battery (BEVs) Total PHEV& EV January 25,312 2,113 Continue reading Battery Car Sales First Half Report

The Grid is Essential for America’s Well Being

A number of my articles have pointed out that the grid is essential and worth saving. For example, wind energy cannot transmit electricity without the grid. There also isn’t enough rooftop space in cities for PV rooftop installations to provide city Continue reading The Grid is Essential for America’s Well Being

The Tesla Powerwall is Useless

Musk’s favorite phrase when trying to disparage something is to say, “It sucks.” Should this crude term be applied to the Powerwall? The Tesla Powerwall battery is to be used in conjunction with PV rooftop solar installations, and not for Continue reading The Tesla Powerwall is Useless

The Duck Speaks, Part 2

The general impact of renewables on the utility industry was discussed in Part 1, using Diagram 2. While the Duck curve displays the over generation caused by renewables, the effect of renewables can better be seen by examining a load Continue reading The Duck Speaks, Part 2

Battery Powered Vehicles Lagging

First quarter sales of EVs and PHEVs were a mixed bag, and nothing to brag about. US Sales of Electric Vehicles, Including HEVs 2015 Month Hybrid (HEVs) PHEVs  Battery (BEVs) Totals PHEV & BEV January 25,312 2,113 3,977 31,402 6,090 Continue reading Battery Powered Vehicles Lagging