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The Renewable Electron Economy Part VIII.2: The Electric Farm - 2

by: Michael Hoexter

In Part 1 of this post, I started to construct a scenario where a medium-sized farm would do most or all of its work using electric farm equipment. This model of a farm had 1 large tractor with 250kW(335 hp) maximum power output and 4 smaller tractors with 50kW (67hp) maximum power output (though working at 50% power on the peak energy day).

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The Renewable Electron Economy Part VIII.1: The Electric Farm

by: Michael Hoexter

Urbanites and suburbanites tend to forget that our civilization is based on agriculture, an agriculture that is heavily mechanized and dependent on fossil fuel.

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The Renewable Electron Economy Part VII: Stationary Energy Storage…Key to the Renewable Grid

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Electron Economy News: Witricity and a Market for Used EV/Hybrid Batteries

by: Michael Hoexter

A quick post to call attention to two recent electron economy related news items:

1) You’ve probably read in your local paper, on the web or on TV about the MIT researchers that have figured out a way to light up an electric light bulb without plugging it in by beaming power to the light over a distance of 7 feet.

 

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The Electron Economy Part III: The Challenge of Mobile Energy Storage

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