Category Archives: Energy

50% of Global Electricity from Wind? Not so fast.

One of the most puzzling studies on the viability of providing global electricity from primarily wind and solar is Mark Z. Jacobson‘s and Mark A. Delucchi’s 2011 paper “Providing all global energy with wind, water, and solar power, Part I: … Continue reading

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How much Wind vs Nuclear to Power the World in 2100?

Minimum Requirements to supply global electricity by 2100 Assumptions: Population: 15,000,000,000 kWh/capita/year: 7,000 Wind Assumed Installation cost: $1M/1MW Spacing: 6x diameter Necessary installed generation capacity: 11,986,301,370kW Assumed Replacement Factor (Gross Unit Wind for Gross Unit Conventional): 25 (4%) Replacement Factor … Continue reading

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How much Electricity does Solar Power generate?

I’ve spent quite some time and effort on calculating the space requirements of wind power installations during my time at the Canadian Nuclear Association. The fruits of my labor can be found on pages 13 and 24 of the Canadian … Continue reading

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