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Published on March 14, 2008

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Can Podcars be Driven by Solar Energy? The Podcar City, Uppsala, Sweden Ron Swenson October 2, 2007:  Can Podcars be Driven by Solar Energy? The Podcar City, Uppsala, Sweden Ron Swenson October 2, 2007 www.solarquest.com/workshops Our Generation’s Challenges:  Our Generation’s Challenges The 21st century’s twin challenges are: Global Warming (known and manifest) Peak Oil (little known but imminent). Global Warming:  Global Warming Fires in Congo & Angola Peak Oil:  Peak Oil Two Ways to Respond…:  Two Ways to Respond… Germany, Japan, Sweden Solar Energy Hybrid Vehicles Quit use of oil by 2020 USA Attack Iraq Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR oil) 25 x ‘25 … the rape of Soil and Ancient Water cloaked with environmental rhetoric Which way will prevail?:  Which way will prevail? “The American way of life is not negotiable.” [G H W Bush, 1992] Check with the people of New Orleans for more details …. Can we change course in time to avoid catastrophe? Swenson’s Law:  Swenson’s Law To avoid deprivation resulting from the exhaustion of non-renewable resources, humanity must employ conservation and renewable resource substitutes sufficient to match depletion. www.OilCrisis.com/Swenson Beating oil addiction with fraud:  Beating oil addiction with fraud New Generation Vehicle (Clinton) Hydrogen Highway (Schwarzenegger) Cellulosic Ethanol (G W Bush) Clean Coal?:  Pathological Disconnect Clean Coal? So what about Corn Cars & Bean Buses?:  So what about Corn Cars & Bean Buses? Net Production of Biomass in the USA :  Net Production of Biomass in the USA www.oilcrisis.com/Patzek Compare PV to Biofuels:  Compare PV to Biofuels So what about Hydrogen?:  So what about Hydrogen? Am I missing something?! Energy Return on Energy Invested < ½ What do the “experts” say?:  What do the “experts” say? “Active solar power ... works, though not nearly as well as fossil fuel… “Alternative energy sources ... are … implausible … without the subsidy of oil. The only remaining alternative is nuclear energy.” James Howard Kunstler www.HubbertPeak.com/nuclear Global Solar Energy Balance :  Global Solar Energy Balance www.hubbertPeak.com/debate/oilcalcs.htm Total Area Required for a PV Power Plant to Produce the Total US Electrical Demand:  Total Area Required for a PV Power Plant to Produce the Total US Electrical Demand www.ecotopia.com/Apollo2 Internal Combustion …:  Internal Combustion … Take 26.5 Quads of oil Turn 21.2 into smoke Use 5.3 to run things … How incredibly wasteful!? So what are we going to do?:  So what are we going to do? Basky The All-New DonCar!:  The All-New DonCar! www.OilCrisis.com/Transport Sustainable Transportation:  Sustainable Transportation Not cars Not airplanes Walking, Horses, Bikes, Sailboats … and Podcars Freeway at Capacity:  Freeway at Capacity Vehicles Removed:  Vehicles Removed PRT Passengers:  PRT Passengers PRT System:  PRT System So what about EVs or Electric Rail?:  So what about EVs or Electric Rail? Parasitic Mass:  Parasitic Mass Transportation Energy for 100 People:  Transportation Energy for 100 People A Little Personal History…:  not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses.[B]oat builders would suffer and towline, whip, and harness makers would be left destitute. Martin van Buren, Governor of New York, April 1832... ...not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses. Van Buren 1832 8th President 1837-1841 If canal boats are supplanted by railroads, serious unemployment will result … not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses.[B]oat builders would suffer and towline, whip, and harness makers would be left destitute. Martin van Buren, Governor of New York, April 1832... ...not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses. Van Buren 1832 8th President 1837-1841 If canal boats are supplanted by railroads, serious unemployment will result … A Little Personal History… Tonatiuh:  Tonatiuh www.Ecotopia.com/Tonatiuh Solar on Rail:  Solar on Rail www.SolarEvolution.com/SkyTran SkyTran Solar:  SkyTran Solar Solar SkyTran, with aesthetics emphasis and added power at stations Solar on Rail:  Solar on Rail www.SolarEvolution.com/PRT SolarEvolution ElectroRoof:  ElectroRoof Similar Solar Systems Exist:  Similar Solar Systems Exist Calculate Solar size, cost per Mile:  Calculate Solar size, cost per Mile Compare Solar to Gasoline at $2.50/gallon:  Compare Solar to Gasoline at $2.50/gallon www.SolarEvolution.com/PRT Traffic Nearly Matches Solar Generation:  Traffic Nearly Matches Solar Generation Thermodynamics of PV:  Thermodynamics of PV EROI: 5 years Life: 50 years 120,000 TW of solar energy received by the Earth:  120,000 TW of solar energy received by the Earth www.ecotopia.com/Apollo2 Miles of PRT/Miles of Solar:  Miles of PRT/Miles of Solar www.jpods.com/HomeSolar.html Exajoules of Solar PRT:  Exajoules of Solar PRT Slide44:  www.Solarevolution.com

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