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JonIrenicus
02-22-2010, 04:16 PM
I like it

http://news.myjoyonline.com/technology/201002/42459.asp

http://www.cbs.com/primetime/60_minutes/video/?pid=p53Cu_OIdBoMbw_B7zmvhSBUv7YZpG0o&vs=homepage&play=true


Home power plants. Still need fuel to run it of course, but it could still be cheaper and cleaner, and smooth out the volatility of renewables.


So more a devout than holy grail. But I'll take it for now.

handle
02-23-2010, 05:17 PM
I like it

http://news.myjoyonline.com/technology/201002/42459.asp

http://www.cbs.com/primetime/60_minutes/video/?pid=p53Cu_OIdBoMbw_B7zmvhSBUv7YZpG0o&vs=homepage&play=true


Home power plants. Still need fuel to run it of course, but it could still be cheaper and cleaner, and smooth out the volatility of renewables.


So more a devout than holy grail. But I'll take it for now.

Totally agree. Near the top of my list of reasons is that it came out of our own silicon valley.
Plus, I don't see wind / solar ever cracking the price vs.return barrier, though I'd love to be wrong.

JonIrenicus
02-26-2010, 03:24 AM
Good interview with the ceo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVZAT3U_Jls&feature=player_embedded

Starwatcher162536
03-01-2010, 04:40 PM
I wish I could be as optimistic about future technological breakthroughs as you are Jon.

JonIrenicus
03-02-2010, 12:56 AM
I wish I could be as optimistic about future technological breakthroughs as you are Jon.

Well this one still has issues, it is still polluting, and currently costs more to produce power without subsidy, but it is an alternative for baseload power. I am not thrilled with the level of maintenance needed, but there are alot of people working on such things.

You should be a little optimistic though. Our abilities to solve problems is not static. That is the greatest complaint I have with the malthusians, erlichians. They seem to think people will face a problem and have virtually no capacity to adapt.

Notice the different death totals in Chile vs Haiti?


http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thinking-about-kids/201003/thats-what-governments-do-chile-and-haiti