Links and Resources

MCEE provides this collection of articles and websites which relate to each of its major focus areas. New links and articles are periodically so please check back from time to time to see what's new.

Demand-Side Management

http://energy.ky.gov/Documents/Kentucky_Energy_Profile_2011.pdf - A snap shot of Kentucky's Energy Profile as developed by the Department of Energy Development and Independence (DEDI).

http://www.ted.com/talks/justin_hall_tipping_freeing_energy_from_the_grid.html - An interesting exploration of potential new technologies and their combined usage which could render the concept of the traditional "power grid" obsolete.

Biomass

http://energy.ky.gov/Documents/Kentucky_Energy_Profile_2011.pdf - A snap shot of Kentucky's Energy Profile as developed by the Department of Energy Development and Independence (DEDI).

http://www.whrc.org/mapping/nbcd/index.html - A high resolution map of biomass resources in the United States.

Solar Power

http://www.fastcompany.com/biomimicry/making-solar-panels-as-ubiquitous-and-efficient-as-leaves  - An interesting article from Fast Company exploring the new technologies that could make solar inexpensive and prolific.

http://www.ecogeek.org/solar-power/3671-progression-of-us-cities-reaching-solar-grid-parit - Introduces a tool for mapping solar grid parity.

http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/12/25/394663/solar-grid-parity-101/?mobile=nc - Discusses the metrics used to accurately guage the cost of solar.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/12/solar-pv-outlook-2012-the-race-to-go-mainstream?cmpid=rss - An article from Renewable Energy World that gives a general overview of the solar applications for 2012.

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/09/solar-pv-reducing-price-of-electricity-in-germany/ - Looks at the cost impacts of a large percentage of solar power in Germany on their grid and electricity prices.

http://green.autoblog.com/2012/02/07/infographic-a-lifetime-of-fuel-costs-gas-vs-solar/  - An analysis of the cost of gasoline vs. solar for powering electric cars over 50 years.

Wind Power

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/colossal-magnetic-levitation-wind-turbine-proposed.html - A look at a potentially new technology for developing large-scale wind power.

http://rredc.nrel.gov/wind/pubs/atlas/ - A NREL resource analyzing the wind potential of the United States.

http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/windmaps/ - Wind maps of the United States.

Geothermal

http://www.google.org/egs/ - A new Google Earth feature that maps the United States' geothermal resources.

Hydro

http://www.kyhydropower.com/ - The website of a recently recommissoned hydopower plant near Danville, Kentucky.

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