Month: September 2014

  • Where does electricity come from?

    When you flip a light switch in your home, the lights come on. That’s how things work. We pretty much take it for granted. We rarely question how it really works behind the scenes. It’s very cool that it does, but there is an enormous amount of machinery and manpower that is required to make […]

  • Electric Cars are Coming

    There were 96,000 electric cars sold in the United States in 2013. So says Green Car Reports, and you can read some of the details at the following link; Electric car sales in the US are up approximately 50%. Some forecasters are expecting similar growth in 2014. This should be great news to everyone who […]

  • Wind Power Needs Better Design

    With all the emphasis on how important wind power is to the future of energy supply, it is surprising to me that we haven’t seen a variety of dedicated generator designs. There are a few, but only a few. Maybe this is because the magnetics of generator design are not a popular topic in engineering […]