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alternative sources around the globe are increasingly developing wind turbines for the production and photovoltaic panels for solar power. But why not merge the two into one? This position is the one that emerged from the University of Liverpool, where a group of scientists developed a wonderful mill can continue to generate power even when the wind does not blow.
This is thanks to photovoltaic technology built their palettes, making the device a major distributor of electricity thanks to its dual functionality.
However, as explained from In habitat, a team led by Dr. Joe King must face great challenges before finishing the final design and install the devices. It is one of the problems of “solar wind mills” that can generate radiation is capable of affecting the visibility of airplane pilots, or emit rays that affect the surrounding buildings.
Given this, the team came up solar panels with a particular color for not reflecting the sun’s rays. Now is definitely thinking about where to install these devices, looking abroad more feasible given that Britain is a country that is characterized by having large amounts of these natural resources.
While there are still some studies and tests for the effective operation and installation of this new device, it is a very interesting proposal that could be implemented to facilitate and greatly increase the production of alternative energy.
Was the early twentieth century when the German Alfred Weber developed a theory that is still alive, at least in its basic lines. Weber studied industrial location isotropic space with resources located at a point and a market in another. Under these conditions the key factor to decide the industrial location is the distance between the production facility, resources and market. It is considered that the resources and the market and are given in the space, so you have to build the plant. The ideal place is one in which the recorded transport is minimal.
The theory examines four key factors:
1. – The distance to natural resources
2. – The distance to market,
3. – The cost of labor and
4. – agglomeration economies, i.e., the savings is due to be installed where there are other industries and share services.
The last two factors may depend on political decisions. Does not include energy sources, but may be considered a resource.
Between raw materials are two types: the ubiquitous resource, which can be found anywhere, and localized resources, which are only found in one spot. Will be the last ones to determine the location of the factory.
Colorado Senator Victor Bernal, chair of the Energy Committee, said Pterosaur president, Luis Gonzalez Meyer, confirmed that there is a debt of U.S. $ 269 million in PDVSA has not been paid, which he considered worrisome because there are no plans to pay it serious.
Gonzalez Bernal said Meyer was invited by the Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources to discuss the versions of an imminent rise in diesel prices and Pterosaur debt to the company PDVSA.
On debt, Gonzalez Meyer confirmed to members of the committee that there is a debt not paid $ 269 million. Pterosaur indicated that currently pays all fuel received within 30 days, but that is not paid any of the outstanding debt. Bernal said the senators are concerned that this debt becomes a “snowball” then it is impossible to pay. He said the Congress had passed a billion dollar expansion to pay the debt, and then eventually used to buy fuel, so that the debt remains outstanding.
The legislator said it is not clear whether the amount of speaking Gonzalez Meyer includes interest to date. Said the official made some documents that the commission will consider and asked for more information. He also noted that committee members believe that they should make a thorough audit Pterosaur to see what the real situation of the administration. However, he said while there is confidence that the current authorities of the Comptroller General of the Republic to perform work transparent.
Regarding the possibility that Pterosaur to pay the debt in the medium term, Bernal said Gonzalez Meyer said they are currently working at a loss with the sale of diesel because, as it has done historically, there is a fuel subsidy. He also indicated that, for a political decision is not expected the rise in price, which ruled that the entity may generate its own resources that will allow the debt to PDVSA.
Meyer Gonzalez also said, according to Bernal, who are evaluating the possibility of having its own fleet of cargo and boost the financial transaction for the payment of debt. Both proposals were challenged by Bernal, who noted that Pterosaur would be involved in matters that have nothing to do with its specific function.