Robots to Replace Human Workers

The following headlines highlight how robots might be able to replace human workers. RoboBees with Laser Eyes Could Locate Disaster Victims How Robots Are Building a 3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam Your Next Garbageman Could Be a Robot (These three Continue reading Robots to Replace Human Workers

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

Tesla Powerblock and the Gigafactory

If Tesla BEVs and Powerwalls can’t use all the batteries being built in the gigafactory, can Tesla’s Powerblock save the day? The factory was built to supply 500,000 Tesla vehicles yearly, but it’s very unlikely Tesla will reach sales of Continue reading Tesla Powerblock and the Gigafactory

The Race is On

The Tesla has received all the publicity, but there is another zero emissions vehicle available, the Toyota FuelCell Vehicle (FCV), the Mirai. The Mirai has an MRSP of $57,500, which is less than the Tesla’s 70D. (Tesla advertises a price Continue reading The Race is On

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