Ep 91 – Energy 2 – Power (part 1)

Misconceptions about green and alternative sources of energy. In part 1, why you’re wrong about hydroelectricity, solar panels in the winter, and wind turbines killing birds. More to come in part 2.

Ep 91 – Energy 2 – Power (part 1)

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Further reading:

http://www.appropedia.org/Open_Solar_Outdoors_Test_Field – Open Solar Outdoors Test Field information

http://www.academia.edu/1991659/Prediction_of_Energy_Effects_on_Photovoltaic_Systems_due_to_Snowfall_Events – Research from the OSOTF on the efficacy of solar panels in the snow

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/jun12/solar_panels.asp – Canadian Geographic on the efficacy of solar panels in snowy climates

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-turbine-kill-birds.htm – Bird deaths due to various sources

http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/pdfs/wpa/wpa_factsheet_myths.pdf – US Department of Energy on Wind Energy Myths

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/climate-wind-0312.html – MIT study on wind energy weather effects

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