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

January 2013
If the high installation cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) has been the one thing preventing it from being a completely viable clean-energy alternative, the industry may finally be over that barrier. READ MORE
January 2013
Two studies released recently confirm commonly accepted solutions to climate change are swelling on a global scale. The Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, commissioned two studies that reveal strong support for renewable power globally from consumers and the companies that make the products they buy. READ MORE
January 2013
There will always be a little bit of the outrageous in renewable power. Yet, every day, in the realm of energy, what once seemed like the exclusive domain of fantasy becomes an accepted part of our lives. After all, not long ago, the thought of electric vehicles and solar-powered homes seemed little more than science fiction. Slowly, but surely, they are now becoming commonplace. READ MORE
January 2013
It is hardly a coincidence that renewable power and digital technology have come of age at the same time. Both thrive on innovations that help feed the other’s success. READ MORE
December 2012
If every form of promising new technology has a catch, then, with electric vehicles (EVs), that catch has to be the charging times. On the other hand, if solar can reduce its costs, and wind turbines can be made small enough for residential consumers, shorter charging times for EVs also shouldn’t be too far off. READ MORE
December 2012
These days, it seems every aspect of our energy consumption is transforming, and in that regard, the lighting industry is no exception. Within the lighting industry, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have assumed a prominent role in the quest for greater efficiency and reduced costs. READ MORE
December 2012
Integrating the various forms of renewable energy into our complex patterns of transmission, distribution and consumption is nothing less than a monumental transformation. On the other hand, the industry is making great strides, and new smart grid technologies are playing a vital role. READ MORE
December 2012
If the hallmark of renewable technology is its ability to harness the earth’s forces in new and imaginative ways, then one recent innovation is really riding a wave. The Oslo, Norway-based risk management company, DNV, has announced the development of a new concept that will take advantage of the vast solar capacity of the earth’s oceans. READ MORE
December 2012
With all the popular momentum and political discourse buoying the transformation in the way the United States consumes and generates its power, measurable differences in energy patterns should become increasingly evident. READ MORE

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