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29 October

The Future We Want: Solar Roof+EV+Battery

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Elon's Mission in Accelerating World's Transition to Sustainable Energy Via 3 Most Important Paths

Elon’s Mission in Accelerating World’s Transition to Sustainable Energy Via 3 Most Important Paths

Elon's Integrated Future

Elon’s Integrated Future

New Solar Roof with greater longevity than conventional roof technology

New Solar Roof with greater longevity than conventional roof technology

Tesla's New Solar Roof with greater longevity than conventional roof technology

Tesla’s New Solar Roof with greater longevity than conventional roof technology

Tesla's Powerwall 2

Tesla’s Powerwall 2

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Instead of the conventional 25-year roof, how would you like to install solar roofs that would effectively cost less, better insulation, last almost 75 years for your house, with more appealing styles to choose from, no less?! Yesterday, the unveiling of  Tesla’s new Solar Roof took place at the Desperate Housewives set in LA, CA. The original roof had been replaced by solar roof tops (photos above)! Can you really tell that these are solar roof tops if I didn’t mention it in advance?

Tesla's New Solar Roof with greater longevity than conventional roof technology

Tesla’s New Solar Roof with greater longevity than conventional roof technology

Tesla's New Solar Roof with greater longevity than conventional roof technology

Tesla’s New Solar Roof with greater longevity than conventional roof technology

Our WonderWorker Elon Musk continues to amaze us! When I first heard  the news about Tesla may be acquiring Solar City, I suspected that Elon is cooking something in that genius kitchen of his…..behold! We are all totally ecstatic yesterday, upon receiving the news about Tesla’s new Solar Roof and his presentation about the three critical components in accelerating our transition toward the sustainable future: Generation-Storage-Transport—–>Solar Roof-Battery-EV —-> Solar Roof-Tesla’s Powerwall 2-Tesla’s EV. I did not write Tesla’s Solar Roof-Tesla’s Powerwall 2-Tesla’s EV because the vote regarding the acquisition is on November 17, not yet a fait accompli. Personally, I believe it would be a wise step for Solar City to take, to become part of Elon Musk’s  Solution To The Energy Equation. There will be a lot of individuals, families, groups, businesses that will want to take part in solving the global warming problem and in reducing CO2 emission. Furthermore, for those who want to drive an EV, one expects that they are also more likely to also want to install solar roof tops and vise versa.

Elon also pointed out that the future is bright for both utilities and local power generation (solar roof tops) because as we transition our energy use into all electric, that will roughly triple the electricity that will be needed.

In Elon’s presentation of a beautiful, affordable, and seamlessly integrated future: EV(electric vehicle)+Powerwall+Solar Roof awaits us, shown below:

For all the solar installers out there, it might be a good idea to devote part of your business to subcontract for Tesla/Solar City, because this integrated solar roof will probably be proprietary in the next few years.

We Look Forward To Our Renewable/Solar Future!

As one of the audience at the unveiling shouted out, “Elon, Save Us!”

Elon, now help us to get the solar self-driving car !

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6 June

Pathway To 100% Renewables Is Not A Pipedream (1)

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Remember the first Pathway To #100% Renewable Energy Conference at Fort Mason in San Francisco on April 16, 2013?    I made plan to attend but was not able to in the last minute due to my mother’s illness.  Thanks to #Diane Moss(Along with founding the #Renewables 100 Policy Institute, Diane Moss acts as Policy Advisor to #World Future Council and Nuclear Campaign Consultant to Friends of the Earth.) , many of the recorded sessions are now available at Renewables 100 Policy Institute and I’d like to share some of these talks from the most enlightened, energetic, and progressive researches, scientists, and policy makers of our time from all over the globe in this and coming episodes here at Sun Is The Future of www.sunisthefuture.net . The time is ripe, we have the science and technology on our side…let’s get ready to transition into the 100% Renewable Energy Age! It’s not a pipe dream. We simply need to share the information and knowledge with as many as possible (so please let others become aware of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute). Below is a composite of some of the speakers from this conference filmed by The Future of Energy in April, 2013.


More talks will be shared in the coming episodes here at #Sun Is The Future. Get ready to be excited about the future of our planet! Ge ready to prepare a brighter future for our future generations! The future is here now!

Pathway To 100% Renewables Is Not A Pipedream (2)

Pathway To 100% Renewables Is Not A Pipedream (3)

Pathway To 100% Renewables Is Not A Pipedream (4)

Pathway To 100% Renewables Is Not A Pipedream (5)

Pathway To 100% Renewables Is Not A Pipedream (6)

Pathway To 100% Renewables Is Not A Pipedream (7)

Pathway To 100% Renewables Is Not A Pipedream (8)

 

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18 February

The Challenge of Designing a Solar Cookstove That Works at Night

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If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you very much.
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Dear Friends and Readers,

Do you remember our January posts (Jan. 5, 6, 7, 9, 2012) regarding solar cookers ?  Take a look/read of them to refresh your memory.  Then, I will discuss a new challenge with you.  As some of you may have tried and  found out, solar cookers only work for a few hours in the middle of a sunny day, but not at night or in the mornings when people actually want to cook.  If we can use solar cookers any time of the day and night, it could replace open fires, solve dire deforestation, and indoor air pollution problems in developing countries.  So, last year, the Climate Healers, an international development technology organization, issued a design challenge after their traditional solar cookers failed to catch on in mountain villages in Rajasthan, India.  The Climate Healers is designing a new cooker that stores the solar energy by day to release it at night.  Students at the University of Iowa, working with Climate Healers, surveyed the women (who would use such a cooker) and found that they were enthusiastic about a new design that will enable them to use solar cooking during nights.

The starting point is a modified Blazing Tube solar cooker that serves as a baseline,

but it needs improvement. So, the Climate Healers has turned to the E4C (Engineering for Change) for help.  The baseline design places a three-gallon glass cylinder in the crook of a compound parabolic reflector-basically a tube on the bottom of a half pipe.  The tube filled with one gallon of oil and an air bubble, warms throughout the day and releases heat at night or the next morning through a heat pipe that the chef controls.  Climate Healers replaced the oil and air with three gallons of table salt.  The salt heated to 626F (330C) at the center of the tube, enough to yield 1KW hour of energy, enough to cook flat bread and lentils for about an hour.

 

The head of Climate Healers, Sailesh Rao, feels more needs to be done before reaching the final design because of the requirement for transporting large, fragile tubes to remote regions and the need to store adequate energy without leaks all need to be met.  So these three aspect need to be considered: 1. Energy capture 2. Energy storage 3. Energy delivery.

Just think that these designs have the potential to contribute to better health and healthier forests in India and many parts of the world.  Since early 2011, many teams of people have accepted the challenge of making a solar cookstove that works at night.  By Dec. 25, 2011, ten designs meeting this challenge had surfaced.  I would like to invite you to visit these ten designs of solar cookstove that works at night . These ten designs are: iHawk Cooker, Heat delivery system, PETE induction cookstove, CARES stove, Scheffler cooker, Solar box cooker, Parabolic cooker with steam, Box cooker with steam, Molten-salt solar cooker, Solar cooker with oil.

My hat off to Climate Healers and Engineering for Change (E4C) !  Again, we see the importance of the cooperative effort in solving our world’s problems, meeting our world’s challenges.

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Engineering for Change (E4C) is an online platform and international community of engineers, scientists, non-governmental organizations, local community advocates and other innovators working to solve global development problems. The organization’s founders are the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Engineers Without Borders USA.

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15 February

Updates by EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association)

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If you are in favor of renewable,  clean, or solar energy, please sign this petition for FIT/CLEAN Program, accessible at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you very much.
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Dear Readers and Friends,

I want to bring you some report by EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association) earlier this month, in the latest publication of Market Report 2011.  Even during times of financial and economic crisis, the series of years of vigorous growth of the world-wide PV market has continued in 2011.  The volume of new grid-connected PV capacities world-wide rose from 16.6 GW in 2010 to 27.7 GW in 2011.  That increase pushed the global PV capacity from 39.7 GW at the end of 2010 to 67.4  GW at the end of 2011.  Almost 21 GW of this 2011 growth came from Europe.

Now, I would like to share a 6-part series video clips, filmed on February 8, 2012, in Brussels, Belgium, of a discussion of the new PV LEGAL report detailing successes and failures in reduction of bureucratic barriers to successful PV development in Europe.  Starting with the part 1 of this series, below:

 

Below, I would like to share with you, all EPIA publications such as:

Please peruse through the above three links for more detailed information.  The Solar Generation 6: Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Empowering the World report provides a clear and comprehensive description of the current status of the developing photovoltaic power generation worldwide and its untapped potentials and growth prospects in the coming years.

Any of your comments, questions, suggestions, will be welcomed at sunisthefuture@gmail.com

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