Rick Laezman

Freelance Writer

Rick Laezman is a Los Angeles-based freelancer writer. He has a passion for renewable power. He may be reached at richardlaezman@msn.com.

Articles by Rick Laezman

April 2013
Transformative change often requires major societal shifts to reach and cross the proverbial tipping point. The transition to renewable power is no exception, where the occasional installation of rooftop solar systems and a few hybrid cars buzzing through the neighborhood will not be enough to propel a widespread conversion. READ MORE
April 2013
In the ongoing push for a cleaner and more sustainable energy society, growing popular and political support for renewables are two strong indicators of success. READ MORE
April 2013
As the consumption of power generated by unconventional sources grows, so does the need to store that power. Whether it is due to the intermittent nature of the power (as in the case of renewables) or the need for portability (as in the case of electric and hybrid electric cars), energy storage is becoming an integral component of the clean-energy movement. READ MORE
March 2013
It’s not enough that technology is being described as smart. Now it even has the power to heal itself. “Self-healing” and “self-aware” are two of the terms San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is using to describe the new, super-resilient smart grid it is developing with various high-tech upgrades to existing infrastructure. READ MORE
March 2013
If renewable energy is driven by innovation and creativity, then the state of New Jersey has taken these driving forces to a new extreme. The Garden State is cementing an already well-established reputation as a leader in green power with its latest initiative and, in so doing, throwing a twist into the typical method of solar power installations and a clever way to cut costs. READ MORE
March 2013
In march 2011, immediately following the triangular disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor, Japan promptly shut down all of the nation’s 54 nuclear reactors. READ MORE
March 2013
With all the hype and the ­investment that has been given to the solar industry in recent years, it should come as no surprise that the industry is taking off. That means job opportunities in the industry are also plentiful. READ MORE
March 2013
If solar is the world’s most plentiful source of energy, it could be argued that the practical implications of solar technology should be equally limitless. While the effectiveness of solar power has so far been mostly realized in the domain of rooftop photovoltaic cells, concentrated solar is a growing viable alternative that ratchets up the resource to the utility-scale level. READ MORE
March 2013
One of the beauties of new technology is its ability to give us things we never knew we needed and then get us hooked on it. A case in point may be the LuminAR. This prototype, designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) doctoral student Natan Linder and MIT professor Pattie Maes, combines two mechanical components to create an evolved version of so-called augmented reality (AR). READ MORE

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