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Combined Wind, Solar Power Could Produce Cost-Effective Energy
2012-12-11 11:17:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study from the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) by 2030 renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses. The research team found that a well-designed system of wind power, solar power, and storage in batteries and fuel cells would keep costs low while nearly exceeding electricity...

Solar Energy 101 - How Does It Work
2012-11-25 10:03:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The most abundant form of energy ever known has always been there. Through the course of human history, the Sun has offered, without cost, its light and heat for the benefit of every living organism on this rock we call Earth. The Sun is responsible for helping plants to grow, affecting temperatures in differing regions and producing winds. Our ability to harness these energies could help us to realize a future that is devoid of...

2012-08-09 23:22:45

Energy storage systems are one of the key technologies for the energy turnaround. With their help, the fluctuating supply of electricity based on photovoltaics and wind power can be stored until the time of consumption. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), several pilot plants of solar cells, small wind power plants, lithium-ion batteries, and power electronics are under construction to demonstrate how load peaks in the grid can be balanced and what regenerative power supply by an...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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