Posts tagged: Sally Benson

Wind and Solar Harvest Enough Energy Now to Pay Back Manufacture Plus Add Storage

Renewable power can pay for its own manufacture via energy produced plus cover the cost of adding batteries Mar 21, 2014 |By Nathanael Massey and Nature magazine To be cost-effective, any source of power has to produce more energy than it consumes. Oil companies would hardly turn a profit, for example, if extracting a barrel […]

Solar Panels are Finally Generating More Energy than They Use

You want an inconvenient truth? Here’s one: Despite the exponential growth of solar energy over the past 13 years, the global production of photovoltaic panels has consumed more electricity than the panels themselves generate, according to a new Stanford University study. As recently as 2008, the photovoltaic (PV) industry used 75% more energy than it […]