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Alternative Energy News

  • Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar Challenge
    Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | TransportationSolar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many…
    - 32 days ago 25 Jan 17, 8:03am -
  • The Spherical Sun Power Generator
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerGerman Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a s…
    - 13 Apr 15, 11:35am -
  • Hydrogen-Powered Tram Developed in China
    Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel | Public Transit | TransportationIn an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydro…
    - 9 Apr 15, 7:55am -
  • The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDesigned by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are…
    - 2 Apr 15, 8:05am -
  • Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?
    Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSince 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of…
    - 1 Apr 15, 8:35am -

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Daily Energy Report

Energy Refuge

  • Pros and Cons of Powering Up Business with Solar Energy
    Pros and Cons of Powering Up Business with Solar Energy All the big businesses, like Apple, Amazon and Google, are now going solar. Apple, for example, has giant solar farms in California to power up the company’s headquarters. If you run a medium…
    - 74 days ago 14 Dec 16, 1:13am -
  • How to Start Your Own Waste Disposal Business
    With all the business in your city or town and even more being introduced everyday, the job of waste collecting doesn’t look so bad. If you are serious about making money, you can manage to ignore the waste that you will be dealing with on a daily…
    - 4 Nov 16, 1:37am -
  • Where do we stand with global renewable energy?
    Where do we stand with global renewable energy? Given the events of the past year, it’s evident that clean energy strategies are needed now more than ever. However, the path from fossil fuels to renewables might not be as clearly laid out as people…
    - 28 Sep 15, 9:29pm -
  • Top 5 Common Solar Energy Misconceptions

    - 26 Aug 15, 11:59pm -
  • Heal the World: 5 things you can do to save the planet from environmental destruction
    When the King of Pop Michael Jackson crooned “Heal the World” and the Earth song more than two decades ago, he was singing for peace. He was singing to save the world from destruction at the hands of humans. I would say it’s not entirely a bad…
    - 27 Nov 14, 6:15pm -

Green Tech Media

Peak Energy

  • The Age of the Giant Battery Is Almost Upon Us
    Bloomberg has an article on the great strides being made by the missing link in the transition to 100% renewable energy - cost effective energy storage - The Age of the Giant Battery Is Almost Upon Us. Battery costs have declined 40 percent since 201…
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 17, 12:39pm -
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger wants a clean energy future
    I quite enjoy watching Arnie's old movies with my son these days. The Terminator himself also makes a lot of sense in the political pronouncements he makes these days, whether it be trading insults with Donald Trump, lobbying against gerrymandering o…
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 17, 12:26pm -
  • Warming soils releasing carbon ?
    The Washington Post has a depressing report on a new paper on nature on clime system feedback, with warming soils releasing carbon themselves - Scientists have long feared this ‘feedback’ to the climate system. Now they say it’s happening. At a…
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 17, 12:13pm -
  • A Sydney to Melbourne Hyperloop ?
    The Age reports that Australian government MP John Alexander is pushing for a high speed rail or hyperloop link between Sydney and Melbourne as a solution to unaffordable house prices - High-speed rail and a Hyperloop: John Alexander's radical housin…
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 17, 10:36am -
  • The Economist: Electric cars are set to arrive far more speedily than anticipated
    The Economist has a look at the rapid growth prospects for electric vehicle sales - Electric cars are set to arrive far more speedily than anticipated. Improving technology and tightening regulations on emissions from ICEs is about to propel electric…
    - 5 days ago 20 Feb 17, 10:32pm -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • Fossil fuels will soon be overpowered by renewable energy
    Yes, fossil fuels such as coal and oil still rule the global energy market and renewable energy source still cannot satisfy ever-growing demand for power. But there are many positive signs that things could change in not so distant future.Climate cha…
    - 20 days ago 6 Feb 17, 1:26pm -
  • New York City To Go For More Renewables
    New York City could soon make switch from nuclear power to renewable energy sources and improved energy efficiency as a three-unit Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant is scheduled to be completely shut down by 2021. This plant has a capac…
    - 41 days ago 16 Jan 17, 8:49am -
  • Japan's solar energy future still uncertain
    It is very difficult to predict the future solar energy development in Japan. After the Fukushima accident the Japanese seemed to abandon nuclear energy and turn to solar and other renewables as replacement options. Since 2012, Japanese government al…
    - 88 days ago 30 Nov 16, 12:56pm -
  • Understanding the Different Types of Waste
    Waste materials can be harmful or beneficial depending on their state and how they are handled. If you are looking to recycle, you need to know what type of waste could be beneficial for you and your business. Learning the different types of waste…
    - 95 days ago 23 Nov 16, 1:03pm -
    Currently, world cities generate about 1.3 billion tons of solid waste per year (or approx. 1.2 kg per person per day). This volume is expected to increase to 2.2 billion tones by 2025.There is no any optimal solution so far for safe and cost-ef…
    - 97 days ago 21 Nov 16, 4:39pm -