The Future of Renewable Energy: Quayle Hodek at TEDxMaui 2013

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About the Presenter:
Called one of the "7 Hottest CEOs " by Treehugger. com and one of Red Herring's "Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 35," Quayle Hodek is a pioneer in the field of renewable energy. As the CEO of Renewable Choice Energy, Quayle has been on a mission to convince companies that switching to renewable energy is the right thing to do, for the planet and the bottom line.
About TEDx:
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Mar 28, 2013

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Steve Stutzman
Steve Stutzman Month ago
A polished liar...... is still a liar.
reuban jaysingh
reuban jaysingh 6 months ago
Shawn Michaels
Tuan Nopal
Tuan Nopal 11 months ago
The answer is vibranium, wakanda forever
Sven 11 months ago
i see what you did there ;-)
Corey Mcniel
Corey Mcniel Year ago
Really enjoy it. Let's check Avasva plans also
Gary Lewis
Gary Lewis Year ago
how much is NG back up?
Suresh Akella
Suresh Akella Year ago
Nice presentation from true experience
Kadin Hernandez
Expect lower expenses with your home’s energy consumption in the future with generating power technique “boma fetching unique” (Google it). Its an excellent place to start saving money by making some small adjustments in your home. You can be an individual who wants to save the environment or a family man wishing to save on bills, this is definitely among the best methods you will have.
Thomas Krohn
Thomas Krohn Year ago
"Although the blades are as long as two-semi trucks, there are light enough to be picked up by two people" A blade is about 10-20 tons. When you say two people you're talking about two people sitting in a heavy-duty Crane?
Gabrielle Balan
Gabrielle Balan 2 years ago
I'd like to purchase the $12 portable model. Where I could get one. I'm from Haiti, I know a lot of families with pupils and students who would buy one. With much appreciation. Many thanks to Quayle Hodek. I like your vision. Gabrielle
Martin Kikonyogo
Martin Kikonyogo 2 years ago
J Rybar
J Rybar 2 years ago
Juan's company Quetsol is now called Kingo (kingoenergy.com), and has installed systems in over 25,000 homes throughout rural Guatemala with plans to expand internationally this year. It works under a new innovative prepaid technology, where there is no upfront costs to get the service, and customers pay only for what they use. Please reach out to us on Facebook (facebook.com/kingoenergy) if you are interested in learning more or collaborating with us.
Greg White
Greg White 2 years ago
The future of renewables is nuclear, minus the renewables.
Greg White
Greg White 3 years ago
The future of renewables is the dustbin of history. Gen. IV nuclear is the answer.
Kevin Lane
Kevin Lane Year ago
Nuclear isn't renewable, it's sustainable, which means that at the current rate of consumption, it won't run out. But if the rate increases, then it might cease to be sustainable.
Shak Co
Shak Co 3 years ago
Daryl Henricks
Daryl Henricks 3 years ago
I hope his company is building shrouded wind turbines. It's my understanding that they produce 3 times as much energy.
Brainbuster 2 years ago
as much energy as..?
Mr. Niceguy
Mr. Niceguy 3 years ago
This guy just want to sell things. That poor comoving people need to improve basic human conditions other than light their poverty. I mean clean water, sewer system, food security and basic education, at least.
Mr. Niceguy
Mr. Niceguy 3 years ago
Who told you I don't help people? I worked with homeless people for several months. I just don't have to make publicity about that. I don't need or want that attention. Did you ever thought how shame is to go on web telling people how good I am like this money searcher guy is doing? It only makes sense to people who somehow think to need inspiration. If this video guy was a real deal, he should be doing something for his own community, rather than to show some third world poor area reality while teaching its people what they should have but don't, smashing their proud with his opulence. I mean the clothes he wears the vehicle he rides and the place he came from. I understand that people wants to feel good, and they think they need to help really poor people around the world to feel that good. Do they want to help people or do they want people get helped? That 3rd world poor people will only be really able to grow as human beings if we leave them to help each other at an individual level. If they don't help themselves it's because some government politics are preventing that to happen not because they are inferior. Maybe we can help with that at a coletive political level. The people who needs your help are just beside you right now. Think about it. In order to help people you need four things: 1) you have to really want to help what the person demands 2) the person have to really want your help with that demand 3) you have to be in conditions to help with that 4) the person have to be in conditions to receive your help. There is nothing about what you think people need. Who do you think you are pal? That understanding is the why I stopped to sistematically work with homeless people. Good luck.
ADVICEturtle 3 years ago
Then go do something about it then. Why don't you help some poor family get educated or help them get access to clean water other than sitting here on youtube moaning about some other guy who is actually trying to help.
Seros Kal
Seros Kal 3 years ago
Thorium is the answer. You're welcome.
Curran Kemp
Curran Kemp 9 months ago
But they don't want to hear that thorium can do it and cheaper.
P M Year ago
Thorium is just a bad as nuclear power, expensive so not commercialy viable without subsidies, still produces radioactive waste, not powerfull enough to sustain the chain reaction so you still need plutonium to keep the process going. A lot of people believe the stories told by the nuclear power sector. No ,thorium is not the awnser for the future, at least not untill they fixed these problems.
Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly Year ago
There is no one answer. Thorium is an answer. As is Solar, wind, poo gas, wood waste at lumber mills, whatever UFO's use, hydro, geothermal.
Saideep Gona
Saideep Gona 2 years ago
"There is no path to global prosperity blah blah blah" Ug what about about Thorium?
Tremayne Douglas
Tremayne Douglas 3 years ago
Lifefe changing. Link up fellow Renewable Entrepreneurs. I'm in Jamaica
GuyVelella 4 years ago
Renewables is a religion. Ignore the laws of physics and pretend it could provide cheap energy.
Sven 11 months ago
Mattia Francesco Bruni you might just as well say Jesus is the key. I wish I could be there when you realize how foolish you were to believe in energy prophets like this, just to see the look on your face.
Mattia Francesco Bruni
Hydro pumped storage doesn't look so expensive.... batteries of course are expensive and even worse taking in to account environmental impact. Compressed air storage are available also and plenty of other solution, take a look at wikipedia page of energy storage. And take in to account oil&coal infrastructure which is huge, and really expensive to build from scratch. They got hundreds of years to build up pipeline
Greg White
Greg White 2 years ago
Energy storage would help fossil fuels or nuclear a great deal, but just makes renewables even more expensive.
Albert F
Albert F 3 years ago
Thanks RJ you too!
Gut Instincts Podcast
+Ferreira94a even more!! Ha. It Debunks the idea of "gravity" :) good luck on all of your journeys !!
Tony Rosati
Tony Rosati 4 years ago
Ah NO. Wind does not power 100% of Whole Foods. How about tell the truth for a change.
Clayton Handleman
Clayton Handleman 3 years ago
Link please, otherwise I think we know who has a problem with telling the truth.
tubular master
tubular master 4 years ago
www.gofundme.com/letsgosolar Help me make a difference!
Callum Paterson
Callum Paterson 4 years ago
hes just trying to find a new market, like google offering wifi to africa or apple giving remote communities free laptops.
John Benton
John Benton 4 years ago
See? You do not need fossil fuels to become wealthy.
John Benton
John Benton 3 years ago
And there are lots more things we use oil for. So no oil = no civilisation.
Mr. Niceguy
Mr. Niceguy 3 years ago
+John Benton Power generation is one of several applications of oil. Remember polymers from petrochemical industries.
Jim Leyshon
Jim Leyshon 4 years ago
Well how about that? I know someone who has done a TED talk. Good stuff, Q! There are champions and then there are heroes. Go dog go!
Korea is One
Korea is One 4 years ago
Will using renewable energy solve our problem of climate change? Reduce the need for fossil fuels? Lower electricity bills?
John Benton
John Benton 4 years ago
It will certainly help with oil use, and climate change, although it probably won't reduce your electricity bills. Let's face it. What possible harm can it do compared to the harm we are doing already.
David Martinez
David Martinez 4 years ago
This is worth to share.. and worth to watch you'll learn something worth to let the world know... thanks for sharing..
Haruspex 4 years ago
Take it to Nigeria. That country has major electricity issues
Aaron Temple
Aaron Temple 4 years ago
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Kevin Lane
Kevin Lane Year ago
Then what, pray-tell, is the road to heaven paved in?
A 7
A 7 4 years ago
Please see this truly remarkable campaign to build the world's very first crowdfunded Wind Farm! www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-m-r-e-a-z-renewables/x/5391112
GeilerRitter 4 years ago
@Azeez Abubakr what are you talking about?? wind farms are constantly built up by crowd funding mechanisms in germany since more than 5 years!
Riven Snow
Riven Snow 5 years ago
@ 8:34, the house supposedly with no electricity seems to be sporting a satellite TV dish.
Kevin Lane
Kevin Lane Year ago
I think the dish was being used by the installation crew to communicate with their superiors.
Kevin Lane
Kevin Lane Year ago
Richard W. Bradford Good point.
Richard W. Bradford
Riven Snow wow you are incredibly cynical just what is it that you are doing to make everyone’s life better .? Oh that’s right nothing .
Mystery Tech
Mystery Tech Year ago
LOL, they probably have used candle technology.
kereta mania
kereta mania 5 years ago
A. W. Galli
A. W. Galli 5 years ago
umm, at 3:08 he says the blades are light enough to be picked up by two people...maybe two very strong people, typical blade on a GE 1.5MW weighs around 14,000 lbs.
dabigisland1 Year ago
Your answer is correct. How could he have been so wrong.
SOAS007 5 years ago
A wind salesman full of wind! We have nearly 4,000 windmills in the UK, total possible output 7GW. Today output. as I write.... We have a demand of 37.01gw. (summers day, so relatively low ) wind is making 0.29GW thats that is 0.78% and it is heavily subsidised.. Fusion is the answer!
shmadmanuts 5 years ago
renewable energy in isolated areas with plenty of sun/wind, yeas but because it's non-uniformity, you can't have renewable energy replacing the whole fosil-fuel produced energy (nuclear is a solution)
Timothy Wayne
Timothy Wayne 5 years ago
Great stuff! Nice work. The public really needs to see more of this. Have you heard anything about a new system called Optimal Future Energy Deployment (it should be on Google)? I’ve heard some interesting things about it and my brother got some amazing results. I’ve also been searching for solutions to the problem of wind turbines killing birds and bats. Ultrasonic acoustics looks like a possible answer to saving bats, but I haven’t read anything lately about the best way to keep birds away from wind turbines. Have you heard anything?
Daryl Henricks
Daryl Henricks 3 years ago
Buildings kill more birds from head on collisons than wind turbines. & That issues already been solved with shrouded wind turbines.Which also triple the amount of energy produced.
Meth0z 6 years ago
yeeh that's the story of every poor people house i see on my country.. the "house" is half built.. abt to fall.. but hey.. they got a tv anthena..!!! is really sad to see how priorities work on these peoples minds..
srbijasine1 6 years ago
They saved so much money on candles, finally they be able to buy some condoms.
srbijasine1 6 years ago
You just ruined me a hart-breaking story about ending the poverty... with expensive energy!
Rob Greenfield
Rob Greenfield 6 years ago
Quayle Hodek rules!
5ik61n63r 6 years ago
08:37 Hasn't got electricity to power the lights. Has got satellite TV dish on the roof. Just an observation.
Jeremy Friesner
Jeremy Friesner 6 years ago
Invest in fusion AND wind
bimmjim 6 years ago
Dr Mark Z Jacobson at Stanford University department of Civil Engineering has a fully costed plan to convert North America to renewable energy. His plan makes more jobs and benefits the economy and we could start building it today. Put this in your address bar . . . .stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/
Iain Reid
Iain Reid Year ago
Hello Bimmjim, I'm not a dictor but I wager you that it will never work. There are thousand sof other engibnneers who will agree with me.
mike peine
mike peine 6 years ago
Nick 11,000 OCEAN WAVE ACTION GENERATORS can power 200 million homes with technology KNOWN since 1799. SEE OYSTER videos. The Scottish Government has published proof that OWAG's can power 2 worlds. After these devices take away the 1%'s ^$5TRILLION a year ability to ENSLAVE the world in pollution poverty & false wars i can publish 9 inventions that can power 20 BILLION homes. i invent things Meantime, Please watch any of the videos from OYSTER. ~ drive way markers are cheaper than this guys toys
mike peine
mike peine 6 years ago
ENERGY is a ^$5TRILLION a YEAR SCAM. ENSLAVING The World in POLLUTION POVERTY & WARS. The 1% COMPANY STORE claims everyone's MINERAL RIGHTS & controls the ELECTORAL COLLEGE since 1787. 11,000 ocean wave action generators can power 200 million homes with technology KNOWN since 1799. OYSTER videos recommended. OCEAN WAVE ACTION GENERATORS CAN POWER 2 WORLDS & SELF PAY IN 2 YEARS information by The Scottish Government. Water/Windmills directly power air compressors Then power generators CARS etc...
Nick Van Breda
Nick Van Breda 6 years ago
WAKAWAKA the solution!
bitblitz14 6 years ago
DP2050 6 years ago
What about doing something about it? ;-)
Rodney Bonhomme
Rodney Bonhomme 6 years ago
great video
Ted Bisson
Ted Bisson 6 years ago
youtube video "myfreepower"
Gomez william c
Gomez william c 6 years ago
You are right about that. If you go to build it ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM and pose that question to Gary Reysa. Gary is the original designer. Really enjoyed your site by the way!
Ali_H 6 years ago
stop clapping!!
CubeMediaTV 6 years ago
Check out the documentary i made for renewable energy
Renata Lima Music
Renata Lima Music 6 years ago
beautiful, amazing work in Guatemala!
Freddy Gazan
Freddy Gazan 6 years ago
why not produce tiles delivering renewable energy ?
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