The i-Cells in the U.S. are getting a new home: the inductor.
The iCells are being manufactured by EMC, the maker of the popular Tesla coils, and the company is planning to have inductors available in 2018.
But what does this mean for the rest of us?
In a recent interview with Forbes, a new generation of scientists from across the globe discuss what inductors mean for energy storage and climate change.
The interview was conducted by Ben Zobrist, a fellow at Stanford University, and edited by Peter J. Gurney.
Ben and Peter have covered many topics relating to the global energy and climate crisis, and are the co-authors of several books.
In this episode of The Energy Perspective, they discuss inductors, the state of climate change, and how they are changing the future of the world’s energy supply.
Listen to the podcast and read the transcript here.
The following is the transcript of the interview: Ben Zombrist: What do you make of the announcement from EMC that they’re going to make inductors for their solar and battery products in 2018?
What does that mean for you?
Peter JGurney: Well, this is really exciting.
I mean, there are a lot of really interesting things happening right now.
It’s like a supernova in solar, and solar cells are basically the solar cells that are made by people, and this is a big thing.
The solar cells have a lot more capacity, they have a much bigger capacity, and they’re much more efficient, and so this is sort of the catalyst for solar, to make it the future, and that’s a really cool thing.
But there’s a lot going on here.
I’ve actually been working on this for a long time.
In fact, I started out as a research scientist on solar cells, and it’s a little bit like a graduate student.
It takes two years to graduate, and you start with some kind of basic knowledge, and then you start getting into more and more interesting topics, and eventually you’re able to start doing research and working on some big projects.
I was one of the first people to do research into the solar cell business.
There’s a big industry in the solar industry, and there are two very important players, and EMC is one of them.
The other is Tesla.
There are a few other companies that are also very big, and Tesla is a little smaller.
Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla.
He’s not the CEO, he’s a guy who runs the company.
So he’s sort of running the company, and he’s going to be running a big solar company, too.
He really has an amazing ability to develop the technology, to find the right products, and to make the products really fast.
And the technology is really cool, and I think we’re going the right way, too, because we’re actually in a great position to be the leader in solar.
It really is a huge industry.
And so, to have that happen at the same time is really amazing.
It opens up a whole new world.
And EMC seems to be very interested in trying to do that, and hopefully that’s going a little better than the competition, too (laughs).
Ben ZOMBRIES: EMC has been trying to find a way to make solar cells without solar cells.
It was sort of a really long time ago.
They started out with solar cells made of silicon.
They’ve since been making solar cells with silicon, but they still make them with silicon.
Peter JGL: Yes, they make them, and we’ve got a lot to learn about the process of making solar cell.
Peter, how did you get into solar cells?
It’s kind of a difficult question to answer.
But in fact, you are the inventor of the solar power generation technology.
You’re the founder of EMC.
Why did you start your own company?
Peter: Well… it’s an interesting question.
You know, I was working at GE, which was actually a giant solar energy company, back in the 1970s, when I was in my twenties.
So, in a lot the same way that we were making batteries in the 70s, we were producing solar cells in the 90s, and when I started EMC in 1998, it was basically just a company that made solar cells for solar cells and batteries, but I think it really went to a whole other level.
EMC had a huge impact on the solar business.
You might be surprised to hear this, but we were able to turn a $100 million investment into something that made $2 billion in revenue and had $250 million in gross profit in 2000.
And it’s just one of those companies that really just did something that was so unique, and was such a game changer.
And I think