New energy storage plant could ‘revolutionise’ renewable sector

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could “revolutionise” the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks. The plant will use a motor-generated flywheel to harness kinetic energy from the grid at times of over-supply. This will then be released from submerged turbines at times of supply […]

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SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

SolarWindow made headlines for their business-card thin solar coating for curved glass surfaces in late 2016, and now they’re going a step further with a new kind of flexible glass capable of generating clean energy. The firm created a super thin, bendable “glass ‘veneer’” that if applied to skyscrapers, cars, or even planes, could […]

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China builds world’s biggest solar farm

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

High on the Tibetan plateau, a giant poster of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, guards the entrance to one of the greatest monuments to Beijing’s quest to become a clean energy colossus. To Xi’s right, on the road leading to what is reputedly the biggest solar farm on earth, a billboard greets visitors with […]

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Try A Solar Water Heater

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by

Try A Solar Water Heater With a solar water heater, you’ll get the hot water your household needs while saving money and energy and reducing your dependence on coal-fired power. After a year with their solar hot water heater, homeowners Bob Allen and Lyle Rudensey say they’ll never go back to relying on a conventional […]

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Australian solar hot water installations top one million mark

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by

The number of solar hot water systems installed in Australia has topped the one million mark, according to the Clean Energy Regulator, but the rate of installation is at its lowest in a decade. The CER said in a statement on Friday that the one-millionth system was […]

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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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Some farmers growing profit with new row crop: solar panels

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by

For more than a century, Dawson Singletary’s family has grown tobacco, peanuts and cotton on a 530-acre farm amid the coastal flatlands of North Carolina. Now he’s making money from a different crop: solar panels. Singletary has leased 34 acres of his Bladen County farm to Strata Solar LLC for a 7-MW array, part of a […]

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Apple Plans to Sell Excess Rooftop Solar Energy From New Home

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by

Apple Inc. plans to sell excess electricity generated by solar panels on the roof of its new headquarters in Cupertino, California, joining Google parent Alphabet Inc. in efforts to trade on the energy market. A subsidiary named Apple Energy LLC has applied to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sell power from the […]

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Morocco turns on what will become the world’s largest solar power plant

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by

Morocco has turned on its massive solar power plant in the town of Ourrzazate, on the edge of the Saharan desert. The plant already spans thousands of acres and is capable of generating up to 160 megawatts of power. It’s already one of the biggest solar power grids in the world, capable of being seen […]

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New Concentrating Solar Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power

Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 by

Deep in the Nevada desert, halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, a lone white tower stands 195 meters tall, gleaming like a beacon. It is surrounded by more than 10,000 billboard-size mirrors focusing the sun’s rays on its tip. The Crescent Dunes “concentrating solar power” plantlooks like some advanced communication device for aliens. But […]

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