Renewable Energy

Can Geothermal Energy Compete with Other Sources?

Some countries immediately bring to mind certain associations. For instance, France probably evokes fields of vineyards and waiters in a constant state of existential crisis. Being regular imbibers of adult beverages aside from vino, we usually link Mexico with tequila, England with ales, and Scotland with Scotch. While Iceland is known for a type of […]

A Wind Energy Stock for Offshore Wind Power

In our recent article titled “Wind Power Quietly Leads Solar Power,” we talked about how wind power is undeservedly being overlooked in favor of solar in the media. Most people may not know that wind – with subsidies removed – is one of the cheapest sources of electricity at the moment. Maybe that’s why the biggest […]

Wind Power Quietly Leads Solar Power

America’s political polarization is particularly dangerous because it forces those who participate to be corralled into a corner and then spoon fed what they want to hear. You’ll often hear each side chant some generic mantra that telegraphs their adoration for the elephant or the donkey. Thankfully, capitalism continues to plods forward as it always […]

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Renewable Energy

We learned last month that we have about a dozen years or so left before this big blue ball goes up in flames. While we are stridently apolitical at Nanalyze, we also strongly believe in the power of science and technology to understand and tackle humanity’s biggest challenges (and to create a bit of wealth along […]

5 Chinese Electric Utility Companies to Invest In

We can’t stop talking about how China is kicking America’s ass in just anything they put their minds to lately. This shouldn’t be a big surprise as there are 1.4 billion of them working 9-9-6, as opposed to some of the tools we have here in America who think all those horrible founders in Silicon Valley “work too […]

Brillouin Energy – Is Cold Fusion or LENR Possible?

In a recent article we touched on nuclear fusion and the development of the tokamak (pronounced toke-a-mack) fusion reactor that needs to achieve temperatures of 100 million degrees in order to do its thang and give us an abundant supply of cheap, clean energy that we can use to spread some freedom around. The situation with […]

Tokamak Energy and How a Tokamak Reactor Works

You’d be excused for thinking that a tokamak is some sort of new vaporizer that lets you micro-dose marijuana in the bathroom at work when in fact it’s a really cool new way to generate energy. Pronounced “toke a mack”, the name comes from a Russian acronym that spells out “toroidal chamber with magnetic coils“, but that’s not […]

4 Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Startups

The term “grid energy storage” refers to the methods we use to store electricity at a large scale. One of the best examples of why you might want to store electricity is solar. When the sun shines, you’re making power, but when the sun sets, the power goes away. Why not use an energy storage solution […]

How to Invest in a Big Chinese Lithium Company

Ever since Elon Musk decided to coat the planet with gigafactories, people have been looking to lithium as a possible “picks and shovels” play on related themes like electric cars or home solar units that use large home batteries. Back in August of 2015, we warned our readers about the dangers of lithium junior mining stocks […]

Why Has the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) Underperformed?

In a recent article, we were raving about the incredible growth of the US solar industry over the past year. With a +95% growth in installations mainly driven by photovoltaics (PV), last year was truly record-breaking for solar energy. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, PV is what usually comes to mind when thinking about solar […]