Wyly Wade

Category: Environment

Bring Transparency to an Intentionally Opaque Market

I had the pleasure of working with Anil Swarup at RSBY in India. He assembles the best possible team recruiting teams that consist of not just all the stakeholders but also people that believe in the project and then helps everyone prove the adage that the whole is greater then the sum of the parts.…

40% Solar Cell Efficiency — Solar energy world first in Australia

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While Germany has achieved 40.7% efficiency it was only in a lab environment and could not be easily mass produced. The work in Australia is still largely refocusing light to large concentrators rather than direct conversion of solar energy. Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into…

Mangalyaan: 10 top things to know

Congratulations to the team at ISRO and to India. It is a proud moment for my adopted home that it has been able to make such great strides showing the world what is possible. All of humanity should feel a sense of ownership in this achievement as it is built on the backs many great…

Major Department of Energy (DOE) Contract Awarded to Allegheny Science & Technology, New West Technologies Team

It is awesome to see our brothers and teammates from West Virginia win a big one. It really helps our commitment to improving the I-79 corridor and strengthen New West and Civergy’s team of best in class partners within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the Department of Energy. “Allegheny Science & Technology…

Ethiopia to Double Africa’s Electricity Access with large geothermal

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Ethiopia and a US– Icelandic private developer Reykjavik Geothermal (RG) late last month signed a landmark agreement in Addis Ababa to construct Africa‘s largest geothermal plant in the Horn of Africa country. Construction of the 1,000 MW Geothermal plant, expected to cost an estimated $4 billion, will be undertaken in two stages over an eight to…

Solaric — Electrifying the Bottom of the Pyramid | Nanogrids in Bangladesh

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This is a story of how a technology start-up in one of the poorest regions of the world, Bangladesh, is quietly going about changing the lives of millions of people, by providing them access to energy for the first time. In Bangladesh, a country of 154.7 million people, over 50% of the population has no…

Chicago under ice

Beautiful photo of a very cold Chicago

Frozen Lake Michigan


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If all the world lived in a city — Wyly Wade

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I love this map comparing city density size if we were all to live in a single city or if all cities were the same density how much space would be taken up. When I was in high school I did a presentation that discussed that you could give everyone in the US a half…

6 hours deserts receive more energy we consumes in a year

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DESTERTEC s a global civil society initiative aiming to shape a sustainable future. It is a non-profit foundation that grew out of a network of scientists, politicians and economists, who together developed the DESERTEC Concept. All kinds of renewables will be used in the DESERTEC Concept, but the sun-rich deserts of the world play a special role: within six hours,…

Smart Grid: Smart Grid 101

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The average consumer does not see the dramatic changes that are happening behind the scenes in the SmartGrid rollout. From complex SCADA systems that are generating the data that helps in real time optimize the system and balance the load and generation requirements. Some of these major changes are: Distributed generation, including renewables and community-level…

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