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Solar Power Potential with PRT. Ron Swenson ATRA Santa Cruz 2006 November 18.

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Solar power potential with prt

Solar Power Potential with PRT

Ron Swenson

ATRA Santa Cruz

2006 November 18


The elevator speech

  • not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses.[B]oat builders would suffer and towline, whip, and harness makers would be left destitute. Martin van Buren, Governor of New York, April 1832...

  • not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses.[B]oat builders would suffer and towline, whip, and harness makers would be left destitute. Martin van Buren, Governor of New York, April 1832...

The Elevator Speech

Without solar, energy independence is pure rhetoric.

  • Clinton’s New Generation Vehicle

  • Arnold’s Hydrogen Highway

  • GM’s Yellow Gas Cap

  • Bush’s Cellulosic Ethanol.

    Only solar energy will do the job.

    Solar is sufficient to power high capacity PRT -- 100 percent -- using only the system’s 4’ to 8’ right of way.

If canal boats are supplanted by railroads, serious unemployment will result …

If canal boats are supplanted by railroads, serious unemployment will result …

...not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses.

Van Buren 1832

8th President 1837-1841

...not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses.

Van Buren 1832

8th President 1837-1841


Global warming over the past millennium

Global Warming over the Past Millennium

Very rapidly we have entered uncharted territory… Over the 20th century, … energy consumption increased sixteenfold. Global warming from the fossil fuel greenhouse became a major, and increasingly dominant, factor in climate change.


We know the peak is coming but what can we do about it

We know the peak is coming … but what can we do about it?

Can Solar Energy Replace Oil?


American consumers do understand

American Consumers Do Understand


Net production of biomass in the usa

Net Production of Biomass in the USA

www.oilcrisis.com/Patzek


Swenson s law

Swenson’s Law

To avoid deprivation resulting from the exhaustion of non-renewable resources, humanity must employ conservation and renewable resource substitutes sufficient to match depletion.

www.HubbertPeak.com/Swenson


Thomas edison

Thomas Edison

“I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait 'til oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

(1847-1931)

www.ThomasEdison.com


Global solar energy balance

Global Solar Energy Balance

www.hubbertPeak.com/debate/oilcalcs.htm


120 000 tw of solar energy received by the earth

120,000 TW of solar energy received by the Earth

www.ecotopia.com/Apollo2


Total area required for a pv power plant to produce the total us electrical demand

Total Area Required for a PV Power Plant to Produce the Total US Electrical Demand

www.ecotopia.com/Apollo2


Solar on rail

Solar on Rail

www.SolarEvolution.com/SkyTran


Skytran solar

SkyTran Solar

Solar SkyTran, with aesthetics emphasis and added power at stations


Calculate solar size cost per mile

Calculate Solar size, cost per Mile


Pv the growth industry

PV

Oil

PV: The Growth Industry

Oil declines at 4%/yr

PV increases at 50%/yr

Peak +5 +10 +15

www.ecotopia.com/ASES/SolarToday


Solarevolution

Solarevolution™

More at www.SolarEvolution.com


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