Entries by Wolfgang

Solar to the Rescue – Oceanic Plastic Recovery

A new solution to the Oceanic Plastic Trash Gyres has emerged, and it is made possible by Solar Power! Solar Robotic Barges are a real and economic solution to the removal of the millions of tons of plastic now floating in massive Plastic Trash Islands. Wolfgang Flatow has begun an awareness campaign to announce the […]

Moore’s Law and the Battery Tipping Point

Moore’s law is the observation that, over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. The law is named after Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel Corporation, who described the trend in his 1965 paper.[1][2][3] His prediction has proven to be accurate, in part because the law is now used in […]

Solar Tipping Point

18 hours of Sunshine on Australia is equivalent to our total World Wide Energy consumption for one year! We have seen a great expansion in our use of this Sunshine – surely Australia’s greatest asset. It is a great step toward our National Energy independence. Being a free source of Energy accessible to all, Solar […]

Well done Solar Citizens

An unprecedented campaign by Solar Citizens has led to reports that Federal Cabinet has rejected the Warburton review of the Target. This comes 2 weeks after the Solar Citizen Campaign. It is too early to chalk this one up.  Canberra is under pressure to drop the RET by vested interests.   Nonetheless, I am awed by the passion and support […]

Forced into Grid Defection

AGL has just increased its daily electricity supply (connection) charge by 66.1% What ??? The supply charge is something you cannot counter by frugal use of electricity or installing Solar, it is a fixed charge.  At the same time the cost per kWh has risen by (just?) 4.8%. What justifies this astronomical 66.1% increase in […]

World Circumnavigation by Solar Powered Plane – first flights

Solar Impulse Takes to the air. EXPLORATION TO CHANGE THE WORLD With each of their great “firsts”, the adventurers of the last century constantly pushed back the limits of the impossible. Today, the drive to make new discoveries must go on, with the aim of improving the quality of life on our planet. By writing […]

World Circumnavigation by Solar Powered Ship

  Planet Solar in Brisbane, half way around the World on the World Circumnavigation.   The initial objective of the PlanetSolar adventure was to demonstrate, through the success of the first world tour completed using exclusively solar energy, that today, we have the resources, the knowledge and technologies required to reduce our dependence on fossil […]