Energy Internet and eVehicles Overview

Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to prepare society for inevitable climate change. To date most people have been focused on how to reduce Green House Gas emissions, but now there is growing recognition that regardless of what we do to mitigate against climate change the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the coming years with all the attendant problems of more frequent droughts, flooding, sever storms, etc. As such we need to invest in solutions that provide a more robust and resilient infrastructure to withstand this environmental onslaught especially for our electrical and telecommunications systems.

Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users that is far more robust and resilient to survive climate change than today's centralized command and control infrastructure. For more details please see:

Using eVehicles for Renewable Energy Transportation and Distribution: http://goo.gl/bXO6x and http://goo.gl/UDz37

Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top: http://goo.gl/wGjVG

High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change: http://goo.gl/juWdH

Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet http://goo.gl/niWy1g


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Advantges of cloud computing at zero carbon data centers

[Here is an excellent article on cloud computing and SaaS. It clearly demonstrates that locating cloud infrastructure at remote renewable energy sites has a huge cost advantage because you don’t have to pay the huge markup for transmission of power. With advent of cap and trade, the demand for renewable power is going to increase significantly so those organizations that deploy or use cloud services that have their own source of renewable power independent of the electrical grid will benefit significantly. The challenge then is to how to make the service reliable – but since cloud computing is geographically distributed reliability is ensured through geographical replication.

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/13/1852241

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2009/EECS-2009-28.pdf

"UC Berkeley researchers have outlined their view of cloud computing, which they say has great opportunity to exploit unprecedented IT resources if vendors can overcome a litany of obstacles. 'We argue that the construction and operation of extremely large-scale, commodity-computer data centers at low-cost locations was the key necessary enabler of Cloud Computing,'

Price of kilowatt-hours of electricity by region
Price per KWH and reasons for price differences:

3.6¢ Idaho Hydroelectric power; not sent long distance
10.0¢ California Electricity transmitted long distance over the grid;
limited transmission lines in Bay Area; no coal
fired electricity allowed in California.

18.0¢ Hawaii Must ship fuel to generate electricity

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