Andrew Herzfeld

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since Oct 30, 2014
A native Californian, I caught the travel bug after spending a semester in Amsterdam. After another semester in Mexico and two years teaching English in South Korea I moved to Paris to study my MSc. in Sustainable Development. I am now working as a fellow with the Exergeia Project which aims to support potentially groundbreaking ideas in the field of alternative energy.
Paris, France
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Recent posts by Andrew Herzfeld

Very interesting Markus. Thanks for the link.

I am skeptical, but it will be interesting to see how it performs in a real-world test. I'm not so far away, so if I find myself in the Netherlands maybe I could even stop by.

I see you're from Altadena. I actually grew up in Arcadia!
4 years ago
I have always been enjoyed reading about the latest in alternative energy technologies (and now I'm lucky enough that it's part of my job).

So my question for all of you like-minded fans of alternative energies, what are your favorite websites and sources for learning about the latest and greatest technologies?

Thanks in advance
4 years ago
I'm all for creative solutions, but they do have to work. Unfortunately, there seems to be too many holes is the logic of this technology. Keeping them clean for example. It takes enough work to keep solar panels clean when they aren't being driven on...

It is pretty amazing how much they've raised on indiegogo though.
4 years ago
Wow thanks for the link! I love Coursera and just finished a different course so it's time for a new one. I've also been learning as much as I can about organic cells lately so it's perfect.

I'm also glad to see that the course is still up and running.
4 years ago
I spent a semester studying in Amsterdam and I loved the bike culture there so much.

Now I live in Paris where we have a very nice bike sharing program called velib (velo=bike and libre=free). For 30 euros you can sign up for a full year membership and the bike stations are everywhere. I use it everyday and I almost can't imagine living in a city without it.

I'm curious, are these bike sharing programs catching on in the US? I've heard of one in Seattle. I hope they catch on!
4 years ago
Wow, I can't wait to grow my house!
4 years ago
It is also important that consumers of solar PV can get the best return on their investment which lowers the cost per Kwh. The lower the cost per Kwh, the more people will install solar panels, and the more people install solar panels, the more the costs come down for the industry. It is one big virtuous cycle.

Regarding the sustainability of solar panels, the current crystalline silicon modules are quite energy intensive to produce, but researchers are hard at work developing next-generation polymer and organic solar cells that would require much less energy to produce as well as be cheaper.

Something to look forward to
4 years ago