Monthly Archives: January 2015

Peak or Average

Over the past year I have been taking a cursory look at the relationship between the demand for energy and the ability of wind and solar systems to provide it.  On the supply side, wind energy comes in pulses which … Continue reading

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Seasons and Simulation

The energy yield from wind and solar generators is seasonal, the nature of the variation depends on the climate. In the UK the output of wind farms peaks in winter whilst solar parks make their greatest contribution during summer. Thus … Continue reading

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Energy Conservation and Management

I suggest that energy management, conservation and storage are at least as important as generation in transitioning to a sustainable energy economy. The development of wind farms and solar parks and other forms of sustainable generation is important, but it … Continue reading

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The answer is a cabbage!

The day job is messing with some energy management software, sustainable energy presents some inconvenient challenges, but there are some exciting technologies emerging (is it dangerous to use the word exciting when you are sixty one and a half?).  Not … Continue reading

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