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Session+_13+-+Sustainability - Analysis of Emerging...

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Analysis of Emerging echnologies Technologies Sustainability October 20, 2010 1
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General Framework for the Course Identify the echnology Consider the Technology and e System in Make Predictions / entify Innovation diffusion and chnology acceptance Technology the System in Which it Operates Identify Opportunities Scanning and orecasting - onitor technology acceptance Technology platforms, network effects, standards, and frastructure Forecasting Monitor Others Invention – Do It urselves infrastructure Modularity, flexibility, and design Ourselves Stakeholder Impacts / Sustainability 4 Information Implications
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Mid-Term Mean (out of 44): 40.20 St. Dev. : 2.91 es 6 7 8 ber of scor e 4 5 Nu m 1 2 3 0 <37 >=37 and <38 >=38 and <39 >=39 and <40 >=40 and <41 >=41 and <42 >=42 and <43 >=43 and <44 44
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lternatives to fossil fuels expensive Alternatives to fossil fuels expensive. Adjusting fossil fuel costs to account for carbon impact makes them ore expensive thereby making alternatives more cost- ompetitive more expensive, thereby making alternatives more cost competitive. What are the alternatives? 6
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Wind Resource Map
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Wind Power Wind used to spin turbines to create electricity. What percentage of electricity does pg y wind account for throughout the world? 1.5% http://www.wwindea.org/home/images/stories/worldwindenergyreport2008_s.pdf Clean. Renewable. No Costlier than fossil fuels for electricity production. Pair it with something that can be stored. E.g., use wind lectricity produced at production decline. Stimulus for rural development. Intermittent and unpredictable. Most hot days are not windy. lades kill birds and bats electricity produced at non-peak times to pump water back above the dam for ydroelectric power Blades kill birds and bats. Transmission issues. hydroelectric power. Store it via batteries.
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Airborne Wind Turbines Idea is to resolve some of the intermittency issues with wind power by harnessing high-altitude winds. At a thousand feet, ere is steady wind Picture a spinning there is steady wind anywhere in the world.
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