Evaporative Cooler and Tonnage

Evaporative coolers are very useful in dry and hot climate. Pour a lot of water and run the fan, and get the cool moist breeze. It is a simple device and it is good for what it provides – fresh cool air. For a long time I have been thinking how to compare the evaporativeContinue reading “Evaporative Cooler and Tonnage”

Petroleum to Biofuel: How much land is required

One of the primary uses of petroleum is as fuel. As the average carbon dioxide levels have already gone above 400 ppm and global warming is taking place, there have been many calls to reduce the usage of petroleum by substituting it with renewable energy. Biofuels stand very distinct among all other renewables because theyContinue reading “Petroleum to Biofuel: How much land is required”

Greatest power plants of the night sky

I was looking at the statistics of power consumption of the world. From all forms of energy sources we are currently using around 15TW of power. Whereas, solar energy reaching our Earth is 6000 times more than our energy consumption. Sun radiates energy in all directions and only a very tiny portion of that reachesContinue reading “Greatest power plants of the night sky”