Why airports are embracing renewable energy

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by

A huge array of solar panels lines a runway at an airport in Weeze, Germany. Major airports throughout the world are considering moving to alternative energy sources. (Photo: Aerovista Luchtfotografie/Shutterstock) The largest airports in the world have the land areas and populations of small cities. They operate around the clock and move tens […]

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Consumers in Germany were paid to use electricity this holiday season

Posted on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 by

The cost of electricity in Germany has decreased so dramatically in the past few days that major consumers have actually been paid to use power from the grid. While “negative pricing” is not an everyday occurrence in the country, it does occur from time to time, as it did this holiday weekend. This gift to energy consumers […]

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Generating Green Energy in a Chilean Desert

Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by

Chile is advancing in its goals for reliance on renewable energy, with South America’s first geothermal plant and a constellation of solar and wind farms in the Atacama desert.

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Use Google’s New Mapping Tool To See How Much Solar Panels Would Benefit Your Home

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by

With Project Sunroof, Google hopes to make it easier for more households to make the switch to renewables. Solar power is cheaper than buying from the grid in cities like Boston, San Francisco, and San Jose–even without any government credits. Now, if you live in one of those cities, a new tool from […]

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‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat global warming

Posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by

  A new “carbon law”, modelled on Moore’s law in computing, has been proposed as a roadmap for beating climate change. It sees carbon emissions halving every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years. The carbon law’s proponents are senior climate-change scientists and they argue it provides a simple, broad but quantitative […]

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Europe’s renewable energy revolution

Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017 by

More than 2km down a dark tunnel deep inside a Norwegian mountain, a drilling machine is boring out holes in the rock. It’s part of a major project that will connect Britain to Norway’s huge hydroelectric power supplies, passing power lines through the mountain near Kvilldal, southwest Norway, before laying the world’s longest undersea […]

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Turning household waste into hot water

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by

Researchers at Brunel University in London have come up with a technology that would turn regular household waste into fuel for heating water. Called the Home Energy Recovery Unit (HERU), the device could provide homes with their own mini power plants, reducing heating bills by up to 15 percent. The device uses a an oxygen-free […]

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World’s First PV-Powered Solar Water Heating Solution Delivers Net Solar Value

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by

Article by Terri Steele Solar Savvy Communications solarsavvy@cox.net On July 4, 2013, Sun Bandit parent Next Generation Energy launched an ‘all hands on deck’ effort to identify and clear the many hurdles inhibiting widespread solar water heating adoption – and to achieve the certification and street cred to bring its innovation Sun Bandit to market. The initiative has […]

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Dutch Trains Are World’s First to Run on 100% Wind Power

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by

The Netherlands, aka Windmill Country, is now operating 100 percent of its electric trains with wind energy. As of Jan. 1, 600,000 daily train passengers have been traveling completely carbon neutral, according to an announcement from the Netherlands’ principal passenger railway operator, NS. Dutch electric trains are running on 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours of wind […]

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Scotland region will be powered by kites

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by

In parts of Scotland, one response to the need for renewable energy is to go fly a kite. No, really. In just under 10 years, kites will generate power for an entire region of Scotland, thanks to efforts by a British company named Kite Power Solutions. Kite Power Solutions will soon install a 500-kilowatt system […]

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