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

July 2013
Despite the growing popularity of solar and wind power, the two renewable technologies still suffer from one glaring weakness: both generate power at nature’s mercy.
 Their intermittent productivity is widely known. Now, a team of scientists at Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have developed a new technology that may address this flaw.
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July 2013
Perhaps nothing showcases technology’s ability to innovate and change lives better than the science behind 
renewable power. Solar power’s high cost is well-established, but scientists at CalTech are developing cells with such hyper–
efficiency they could potentially eclipse the question of price.
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July 2013
While natural gas is emerging as the fuel of choice in the United States, that is not necessarily at the expense of renewable power. In fact, there is even room for the two to work together.
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June 2013
As the Internet continues to expand its reach into every facet of our daily lives, so too does the speed with which we want to connect to it. One recent analysis confirms this trend, revealing that both Internet reach and connection speeds are on an upward trend around the world.Akamai Technologies is a Massachusetts-based provider of cloud platforms. READ MORE
June 2013
As digital technology occupies an ever-widening space in our daily lives, the prospect of total digital control over the household does not seem too far-fetched. In the latest iteration of the ongoing techno-evolution, AT&T recently announced the launch of a service that will give customers remote access to home security and a variety of other home management functions in a single system. READ MORE
May 2013
As electric vehicles (EVs) gain momentum in the race to win over motorists, one thing is still slowing them down: Many would-be owners can’t warm up to the idea of the long charging time. If some analyst projections are correct, slow charging EVs may soon be outdated. READ MORE
May 2013
Consider it a luxury. As a particular technology matures and becomes widely accepted, a new set of challenges emerge. Such is the case for the smart grid, which is passing the point of being a novelty and entering the realm of accepted practice. Perhaps even the adjective “smart” no longer applies, as there will soon be no difference between grids that are and aren’t. READ MORE
May 2013
Gone are the days when the thought of wind power in some far-off land was strictly a quaint endeavor. Tourists will always have their photo ops of rustic windmills on the farm in Holland or rural Kansas, for that matter. But these days the windmills aren’t just pumping water or oil, and what they are generating is expanding on a scale of global proportions. READ MORE
May 2013
If wind- and solar-generated electricity are changing the way we look at our relationship to the grid, the transformation is only visible when the sources of that generation are in full force or, more specifically, when the gusts are strong and the sun is high. Storage technology is the key to enabling renewables to overcome their intermittent nature. READ MORE

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