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dpneal [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
15 years ago4,580 views

http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/pressrel/20071127_green.html

Will they start selling this?!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

its actually more about breakthru technologies that support energry..remember that oil companies are the biggest spenders fror R&D Budgets :)-

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]dpneal

Yeah! I want Google o be my electricity provider! They have to be my ISP first though :)

pittfall [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

It's great to see a large multi-national concerned with the enviornment beyond their own bottom line, unlike Wal-Mart as highlighted in a recent interview with CEO Lee Scott: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/11/16/consumed7_pm_1/

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I'm beginning to wonder whether they're going to implement everything that's on the Google Master Plan.
First Google Moon, then the Google Power Grid, what's next ?
Google Giant Lasrer Robots ?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

^ Give it maybe 6 years on the Laser Robots :)

mb [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

What's especially cool about this is that Google wants to deliver renewable power that's *cheap*. How will Google do this when others have failed?

One of their investments is in Makani Power, which promises "high altitude" wind power.

Cringely said this means kites:

http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2007/pulpit_20071012_003200.html

This is the guy with the idea, Pete Lynn, and he works for Makani:

http://www.makanipower.com/lynn.html

Here's one of Lynn's posts to Google Groups from 2003 explaining the concept:

http://groups.google.com/group/sci.energy/browse_thread/thread/7e4fdb0421d2afb0/882c3b4181aa1b4d

Great to see Google giving these guys a chance,

Lin [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

What a great way to get Al Gore on board

99slimpickins99 [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

www.emc2fusion.org is cheaper than coal...

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