In the mid-1960s, I had a small portable AM radio that operated off household power, 4 NiCad batteries or a solar panel in the handle. Later, I had an exciting assignment responsible for Energy Management at a large manufacturing company with plants all over the United States. We weathered an oil embargo and other engineers and I initiated various projects to test novel new concepts. At least one solar water heater is still operating successfully after 30 years.
Today’s world requires us to finally get serious about replacing fossil fuels with alternatives. There are new innovations and new ways to deliver and manage the growing amount of energy we depend upon. Please share your insight and thoughts.