Oil & Energy Investor by Dr. Kent Moors

First Results Are in on This Major Renewable Project

by | published October 9th, 2018

Power outages are an unfortunate reality these days.

From natural disasters like Hurricane Maria – which left Puerto Rico in the dark for months at a time – to simple power grid failures and downed power lines from a gust of wind, the list of places left without power is never short.

And in the state of South Australia, it’s a constant battle.

In 2016, this region’s problem with their power grid accelerated with a large-scale blackout leaving residences in some areas without power for weeks at a time.

However, the tides have been turning.

A little over a year ago, I discussed an intriguing project combining Tesla, French renewable company Neoen, and the government of South Australia (July 13, “Tesla Just Showed Us the Future of Energy“).

This project involves the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, paired with Neoen’s windfarm at Hornsdale, to feed the blackout-plagued South Australia.

As I said then, the project combines a huge system designed by Tesla with a nearby 99 turbine wind farm operated by Neoen. To add some spice to the announcement, Tesla founder and head Elon Musk pledged that he would provide the project for free if the 100-day commitment could not be met.

Well, as it turns out, Musk delivered on his bet. The project began operations on December 1, 2017.

And here’s how it’s revolutionizing renewable energy for the future

This Profit Opportunity Isn’t Rocket Science Even Though It Is

by | published October 6th, 2018

These days, new technology is arising in nearly every sector faster than we can keep up.

From new Apple iPhones every year to refrigerators with internet capabilities to virtual reality (VR) headsets, life is looking more and more like The Jetsons every day.

But the sector with the most change over the past few years is defense.

This isn’t exactly surprising, as defense and weapons technology has historically been a quickly-changing sector.

For example, between World War I and World War II – a span of 21 years – there were massive changes in weaponry; World War I had copious use of mustard gas and war trenches, World War II involved machine guns, radar, and nuclear bombs.

And now?

We have sniper rifles, shoulder-fired missiles, assault weapons, IEDs, night vision goggles, and all manner of other superior weaponry.

When it comes to weapons of mass destruction, however, we’re even further beyond Hiroshima and Nagasaki