Google Project Sunroof Coverage Expands to All 50 States

March 17, 2017 – Back in 2015, I wrote about the launch of a Google initiative to assess the solar capacity of the roofs across the United States. At the time Project Sunroof ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: MicroStorage Energy Provides Dual-Power Capability for Solar Installations

March 2, 2017 – A new energy storage system produced by JLM Energy, a California-based company, professes to the be the first dual system for integrating solar power, batteries ... Continue Reading →

The Driverless Car Revolution is Getting Closer and It Means Big Changes

January 4, 2017 – Thomas Frey is a futurist and in his latest musing about autonomous vehicles he describes them as “the most disruptive technology in all history.” ... Continue Reading →

Speculation on the Future of Fossil Fuels

December 21, 2016 – In the Northern Hemisphere we have arrived at the Winter Solstice. Here in Toronto it means daylight lasting a little more than nine hours. And as the amount ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Solar Roof That Will Cost You Less Than a Normal Roof Plus the Cost of Electricity

October 29, 2016 – Yesterday in Los Angeles Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Solar City and SpaceX went on an outdoor stage surrounded by homes with roofs studded with solar panels. His ... Continue Reading →

Added Renewable Electricity Generation Surpassed Fossil Fuel Plants in 2015

October 26, 2016 – For the first time renewable energy growth exceeded all other electrical power generation technologies added in the last year. States Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive ... Continue Reading →

Australia Combines Solar and Pumped Storage at Abandoned Gold Mine Site

September 14, 2016 – For more than a century Kidston, Australia was a gold mining town but in 2001 that all came to an end. The mine shut down and what was left were the remnants ... Continue Reading →

Advances in Battery Technology Encouraging for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

September 10, 2016 – The missing element in making the leap to a 100% renewable energy paradigm is storage. And by storage I mean the ability to capture surplus energy from renewable ... Continue Reading →

Solar, Batteries and Electric Vehicles – a $6 Trillion Industry in the Next Two Decades

September 5, 2016 – It’s Labour Day here in Canada and in other places around the world, a tradition that goes back to 1872. Advances in technology are seen by many who ... Continue Reading →

United Arab Emirates Pilot Project Stores Solar Energy in Desert Sand

August 22, 2016 – The city of Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s great experiment in building a sustainable urban environment for an extreme climate.  Designed to incorporate a bit ... Continue Reading →