Author Tony Seba

Renewable Energy

Gemasolar is a 17-MW solar power tower plant with 15 hours of molten salt energy storage. Yes, a solar power plant that will deliver solar electricity round-the-clock: at 10 pm., at 1 am., and at 4 am. Gemasolar has a capacity factor of 75% and is scheduled to open in about two months.

Green Building

As building integrated photovoltaic technology, or BIPV, follows the downward technology cost curve, solar tiles, solar bricks, and solar windows will approach (maybe beat) the cost of traditional tiles, bricks, and windows. BIPV homes will not just sit there: they will be personal power plants. The energy they generate will be essentially free.