Sunday, December 18, 2016

Renewables Rising

Solar and wind power together surpassed all other forms of power generation for new installations last year, according to the International Energy Agency.

Google announces they will be powered solely by renewable sources by the end of next year.

Over 50% of Sweden's energy comes from renewable sources, and Costa Rica is up to 99%.

Solar City promotes glass roofing shingles with embedded solar cells saying, "Would you like a roof that looks better than a normal roof, lasts twice as long, costs less and  by the way  generates electricity?" If those promises hold, they have the potential to make a real impact.

So while the energy politics of this country are regressing to the previous century, the world at large and technology at home are relatively quietly seeing some real movement on the power generation front.

No comments: