What do you make of Areva (largest maker of nuclear reactors) buying Ausra (solar thermal manufacturer)?

"Areva SA of France predicts the global use of solar-thermal power will grow by about 30-fold this decade, a forecast that spurred the world’s largest maker of nuclear reactors to buy a California-based equipment maker." "The deal was similar to… Continue Reading

What do you think about California's new solar power projects?

The Department of Interior today announced final approval of two large solar energy projects in southern California that will produce 754 megawatts of clean renewable energy to power more than a quarter million homes and create almost 300 permanent jobs… Continue Reading

Why should we increase nuclear power use when geothermal and solar thermal are available?

Google announced today that it is investing .25 million in an energy technology called Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). According to an MIT report on EGS, only 2% of the heat beneath the continental US between 3 and 10 kilometers (depths… Continue Reading


IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU KNOW ANYYY ANSWERS TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS! THANKS! vvvv 1. Which is the term for multiple photovoltaic cells linked together to receive a higher energy input from the sun? A. Solar power station… Continue Reading

Can solar thermal power solve the worlds energy problems?

According to this link Europe uses 4,000 terawatts of energy but in the normally unusable deserts of North Africa and the Middle East 630,000 terawatts fall unused. If solar thermal plants covered the desert about the size of Austria it… Continue Reading