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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.

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

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

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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