Author: Austin Castorena

Electricity and Fluids: An Analogy

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Some folks have a difficult time visualizing and understanding the meaning of important electricity parameters, such as current, voltage, resistance, and capacitance. For these folks, it may be useful to think about the flow of electrons in terms of an analogy. Let’s consider the flow...

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Intermittency of Renewables

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Currently, the world’s combined power usage averages roughly 18 Terawatts (18,000 Gigawatts) and continues to grow. The ability of mankind to sustain this enormous power consumption, which is needed to drive our way of life, is entirely due to the burning of fossil fuels –...

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