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The Energy Disruption Triangle

Three Sectors That Will Change How We Generate, Use, and Store Energy

Fessler, David C.


1. Auflage Februar 2019
384 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-34711-8
John Wiley & Sons

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A real-world guide for adapting to the new energy era

The Energy Disruption Triangle is a treatise on the energy revolution's real-world impacts, and a handbook for anyone looking to weather the storm. Three major technologies are already changing the energy paradigm: solar energy, electric vehicles, and energy storage. As technology continues to evolve and become more accessible to the masses, the nation's energy habits will experience a dramatic upheaval; this book provides actionable guidance to help you adapt.

We are already in the beginning stages of this black swan event, and most people don't know what's coming--but it will come much sooner and much faster than anyone thinks. This book reveals the revolution happening right before our eyes, and shows you how to thrive in this new era.
* Learn how our energy supplies--and usage--are changing
* Understand why energy storage matters, and how the technology is evolving
* Explore the history and future of groundbreaking energy technologies
* Delve into the disruption of the U.S. energy supply, and the possibility of energy independence

Rapidly advancing battery technology is boosting energy storage for homeowners, utilities, and electric vehicle manufacturers, stranding fossil fuels in the ground due to the high price of extraction relative to cost-effective sources such as solar and wind. Traditional energy sources are being phased out, and our nation has come to a fork in the road: uphold the status quo and allow our energy supply to be disrupted, or adapt and advance to a state of total energy independence. The Energy Disruption Triangle explores the state of U.S. energy from source to consumer, and provides insight into the three sectors that are changing the world.

Foreword xiii

Introduction xix

Acknowledgments xxxiii

About the Author xxxv

Section 1 The US Solar Build Out: Disrupting Energy Supplies 1

Chapter 1 The History of Solar Energy 3

Chapter 2 The Workings of a Modern Solar Energy System 18

Chapter 3 Is a Solar System Right for You? 31

Chapter 4 Utility-Scale Solar Takes Off 51

Chapter 5 What's Ahead for Solar Energy 69

Section 2 Electric Vehicles: Disrupting Transportation 95

Chapter 6 The History of Electric Vehicles 97

Chapter 7 Henney's Kilowatt and GM's EV1: Ahead of their Time 118

Chapter 8 The Vision of Elon Musk 127

Chapter 9 Everybody into the EV Pool 159

Chapter 10 EVS and Stranded Oil (Peak Demand is Here) 188

Section 3 Cheap Battery Storage: The Biggest Energy Disruptor 199

Chapter 11 The Rise of Energy Storage 201

Chapter 12 Energy Storage Technologies 210

Chapter 13 Why Cheap Energy Storage Matters 221

Chapter 14 Disrupting the US Energy Supply 233

Chapter 15 Say Goodbye to Conventional Power Plants 244

Chapter 16 EVS as an Energy Source 262

Chapter 17 Greenhouse Gases Disappear 273

Chapter 18 Getting to Net Zero: US Energy Independence 285

Chapter 19 Energy 2118: A Look Ahead 298

Glossary 313

Index 321
DAVID C. FESSLER is an energy and infrastructure strategist who writes for The Oxford Club, one of the world's most exclusive and prestigious networks of private investors. He was Vice President of Sales at LTX Corporation before running a 100-employee telecommunications installation company. His success as a technology and energy investor spans 45 years, and he's a renowned specialist in the semiconductor, telecommunications, energy, and infrastructure sectors. David, his wife Anne, and their two sons Jared and Noah live on a 68-acre farm in northeast Pennsylvania. He generates most of his electricity via a ground-mounted solar array. He and his wife drive a Tesla Model X