Tag Archives: Energy

Energy is the new new internet

by Brian Lakamp, TechCrunch

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, BuzzFeed and Uber lay ahead.

This time it’s the “enernet,” not the internet, that will transform our lives. The story is the same, though the players have changed. Continue reading Energy is the new new internet

What’s Next for Solar Energy? How About Space

by Michelle Z. Donahue, Smithsonian

Scientists are closer than ever to making the far-out concept of a space-based solar collection system a reality

Think about what you know about clean sources of energy. What’s the greenest?

Hydroelectric, geothermal, wind and solar all probably spring to mind. Environmentally friendly though they may be, they all have significant limits on how much energy they can produce and where they can be used. To wit, despite some really cool advances in solar, solar panels still can only generate energy while the sun shines.

The solution, then, is obvious. Go where the sun never sets: in space. Continue reading What’s Next for Solar Energy? How About Space