Tag Archives: Grid

  • Podcast

    Alice Friedemann: When The Trucks Stop Running

    The modern trucking fleet is living on borrowed time
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, August 21, 2016, 3:59 PM


    Alice Friedemann is a transportation expert sounding the alarm on the unsustainable nature of our modern trucking system, which is critical for delivering goods where they need to be, when they need to be, in our just-in-time economy.

    The world's trucking fleet is remarkably dependent on petroleum and, for a number of reasons she outlines in this interview, is not feasibly able to shift over to electricity or other alternative fuels.

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  • Blog

    The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War’s Battlefield

    Crippling the US without firing a shot
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, July 17, 2014, 3:38 AM


    We talk a lot about Peak Cheap Oil as the Achilles' heel of the exponential monetary model, but the real threat to the quality of our daily lives would be a sustained loss of electrical power. Anything over a week without power for any modern nation would be a serious problem. 

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  • Daily Digest
    Image by Images_Of_Money, Flickr Creative Commons

    Daily Digest 4/6 – Canadian Housing Downturn Evident, Turning Off The Power to Run the Grid

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, April 6, 2013, 5:33 PM

    • The 1% Bug-Out Plan: Why Third-World Billionaires Are Buying Fortresses in London, New York and Miami
    • Our Parasitic Fed is Triggering the Five Stages of Collapse
    • Wall Street on the dole: America pays out millions in jobless benefits to millionaires
    • Signs of a Canadian housing downturn are everywhere
    • Stockman feels force of Washington fury
    • Turning off the Power to Run the Grid
    • Linking clean energy sources solves blackout conundrum
    • Monsanto's Dark History: 1901-2011

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  • Blog

    Special Offer – SolMan portable solar generators

    by Jason

    Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12:05 AM


    We are pleased to announce that SolSolutions is offering ChrisMartenson.com members a special discount of 5% off all SolMan portable solar generator models.

    SolSolutions designs and builds plug-and-play, mobile solar electric generating equipment for point of use, temporary, off-grid, event, and emergency back-up power. The SolMan is designed and built in the US, using top-shelf American components.

    The SolMan is proven in the field, built to last, and will deliver what it is rated for. The SolMan is a complete, ready-to-go system. It includes PV panels, batteries, charge controller, inverter/charger, monitoring, and AC & DC plugs, all on an easy-to-transport rolling cart, which makes it perfect for low-tech solar tracking.

    The SolMan is a clean, green, quiet source of personal needs electric for when you donʼt have a grid outlet nearby. It will run a trailer, cabin ,or efficient small house, with power management attention. The SolMan is an excellent complement inter-tied with a liquid fuel generator for 24/7 year-round backup power, without having to run a generator all the time, saving you a lot on fuel.

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  • Blog

    Portable Solar Generators & Hybrid Emergency Backup Systems

    by Chaz Peling

    Saturday, February 11, 2012, 4:53 AM

    What do you do when the power goes out?

    In the past two decades, non-disaster-related electricity blackouts have increased by 124% in the US. These numbers are further compounded by the increasing incidence of large disasters that knock out power for extended periods of time in the US and longer wait times before you see your electricity back on. Furthermore, lots of folks have been in situations where grid power is either not available or impractical at the location in need.

    Portable solar generators and hybrid emergency backup systems can be solutions to the increasing power reliability issues. However, there are some key points that must be addressed for the success and efficiency of such products. These critical ideas include the current state of fuel-based generators, trends in solar, understanding kwh and electricity terminology, the benefits of solar power, rethinking your power usage, measuring that usage, incorporating hybrid systems for prolonged activity, and utilizing knowledge to make informed buying decisions.

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  • Blog

    Installing a Solar Energy System

    by rhare

    Saturday, November 27, 2010, 4:51 AM


    Like many of you reading this article, I am fairly new to the realization that our future may not turn out the way we originally planned.  A little over two years ago, after the financial turmoil set in, I began to wake up from my comfortable, relatively uncomplicated life and take a closer look at what was going on around me. 

    I was first introduced to the Crash Course by an attendee at the 2009 CPAC Liberty Forum in Washington, DC where I had gone to hear Ron Paul speak.  Little did I know how dramatic an impact that one conversation would have on my life.  After watching the Crash Course a couple of times, many pieces of the puzzle started to fall together, and I quickly progressed to Stage 4 – Fear.  (See The Six Stages of Awareness for more on that topic).  A few weeks after I attended Dr. Martenson’s Lowesville seminar, I decided it was time to take immediate action.  I’ve also had to deal with the challenges of convincing my partner that these changes were really worthwhile and necessary and that I wasn’t a raving lunatic who would soon be wearing a tin foil hat!

    I hope reading about the thermal and photovoltaic solar systems we have installed will encourage you to think about actions you can take to prepare for our uncertain future.  Since it would be impossible to even begin to give every detail about how the systems work or how to put one together, my goal is to show what can be done, give you things to consider, suggest rough costs, and provide links for further research.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – May 11

    by Davos

    Monday, May 11, 2009, 3:01 PM

    • Struggling Americans Forced To Work Extra-Dimensional 4th Shift (H/T PineCarr)
    • Broke Movie Posters, with super quotes. One, two and three
    • Broke, Movie Trailer
    • Smart Grid City (Video)
    • What If It Doesn’t Work?
    • Average Hourly Earnings Growth (Chart)
    • Obama begging Saudia Arabia for help! In Secret meeting
    • ABC News, Elderly (Video)
    • A Case Of Gangster Government? (Video)
    • Office of Management and Budget (Link found on Peter Peterson’s blog)
    •  Enormous Settlement Failures In The ETF Market (H/T PineCarr)
    • "Rats Outperform Humans in Interpreting Data"
    •  A few A(H1N1) Links Dr. Henry Niman’s Map 3,204 U.S. Cases as of this wrtitng, A(H1N1) Current Timeline, CDC Cases

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Jan 4

    by Davos

    Sunday, January 4, 2009, 5:21 PM

    • 2008 Job Losses Probably Worst Since 1945: U.S.
    • Barons Video: Stay Away from Treasury Bonds
    • Upgrading The US Energy Grid: A Trillion Dollar Problem?
    • Paulson says crisis sown by imbalance
    • Commercial real estate in for tough 2009  

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