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

June 2016
There are dangerous jobs, and there are extremely dangerous jobs. Electrical line workers are near the top of the list.
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June 2016
Much of what we think we know about renewable technology comes from visual association. However, much of renewable energy is invisible.
 One such project is a proposed cable to bring electricity generated from renewable sources to New York City. The high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission line will be installed underground and underwater.
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May 2016
It could be said that the green movement has mastered the art of the possible, lauding every technological breakthrough as an innovative way for society to reduce harmful pollutants, harness renewable-energy sources and allow us to live comfortably in a digital age.
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May 2016
The success of one technology often feeds another. For example, renewable power and energy storage have each other to thank, in many respects, for their combined rising popularity. Storage helps meet the needs of renewables, and their growth, in turn, increases the demand for more storage.
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May 2016
Like the desert in summer, the solar power controversy in Arizona continues to sizzle. The drama involving Arizona Public Service (APS), net metering and solar power has been well documented. Now, a new storyline has emerged.
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May 2016
It should come as no surprise that cities are at the forefront of society’s movement toward a more energy-efficient, green and technologically driven future.
 Collectively referred to as “smart cities,” market research firm Navigant Research has documented their growth. It is predicting robust expansion in the global market.
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May 2016
Nothing is infallible. Even the growing deployment of smart-grid technology can’t eliminate power outages. According to a recent report, power outages continue to be a problem for businesses and residential customers.
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May 2016
Renewables are always setting some kind of record in their never-ending quest for market parity. Recently, in Germany renewables broke new ground by producing nearly 100 percent of the country’s electricity, if only for a short time. The new milestone had the additional effect of driving prices negative during the brief glut. READ MORE
May 2016
Offering an antidote to the variable nature of wind and solar, storage has emerged as an essential ingredient to the success of renewable power. Notwithstanding the publicity surrounding breakthrough products, such as Tesla’s PowerWall, the marriage of storage with solar installations has yet to get much traction. READ MORE

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