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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…
    - 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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Energy Refuge

  • 5 Reasons to Switch to Green HVAC Technology
    The majority of the energy used by US homes every year comes from heating and cooling systems. For commercial buildings, the percentage is even higher. Many parts of America need heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature. Newer system…
    - 26 days ago 24 Sep 20, 10:57pm -
  • Is it Possible to Make Industrial Mining Operations Less Damaging for the Environment?
    Mining is one of those industrial operations that does not only hurt the local environment on a temporary basis, but it can practically change the geology, ecology and air quality around the operation area permanently. Furthermore, a big mining opera…
    - 68 days ago 13 Aug 20, 3:50pm -
  • Discussing All Things Solar and Heating
    The house is cozy, everyone’s had a lovely hot shower and snuggled up on the couch in front of the telly. The heating system is working on a low but steady heat as its snow outside in the garden and the last place we want to be is out there where i…
    - 22 Apr 20, 1:45pm -
  • A Quick Look at Alternate Energy for Your Business
    The world is becoming more aware of the dangers of greenhouse gasses and the pollution creating carbon emissions, believed to be responsible for symptoms of global warming. With this awareness, businesses that consume large amounts of power or contri…
    - 17 Apr 20, 4:01pm -
  • Solar Powered Street Lights
    Street lights are raised sources of lights that are lined up on a street to illuminate it. They are commonplace in every modern society and community today. Asides providing illumination for both pedestrians and car drivers at night, they also serve…
    - 7 Apr 20, 11:44pm -

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Peak Energy

  • World's largest floating LNG factory remains in shutdown
    The ABC has an update on the Prelude floating LNG facility, the largest floating object ever built - World's largest floating LNG factory remains in shutdown — at just three years old. Shell's massive floating LNG factory off the Kimberley coast ha…
    - 58 days ago 23 Aug 20, 10:51am -
  • The Unraveling of America
    Wade Davis has an article in Rolling Stone that is well out of his usual zone of topics - The Unraveling of America. Pandemics and plagues have a way of shifting the course of history, and not always in a manner immediately evident to the survivors.…
    - 73 days ago 9 Aug 20, 9:16am -
  • Full Employment - Putting hydrocarbons back in the ground
    Interesting proposal from Cory Doctorow on how to soak up all the excess labor post pandemic - Full Employment. Look: when the pandemic crisis is over, 30% of the world will either be unemployed or working for governments. This isn’t after an Artif…
    - 86 days ago 26 Jul 20, 12:02pm -
  • The tragedy of the time horizon
    Kim Stanley Robinson has a good article in The New Yorker on science vs economics - The Coronavirus Is Rewriting Our Imaginations. People who study climate change talk about “the tragedy of the time horizon.” The tragedy is that we don’t care e…
    - 25 May 20, 9:58am -
  • Twilight In The Desert ?
    Bloomberg reports that Matt Simmons may have been right after all - according to data released by Saudi Aramco the Ghawar field appears to have substantial production declines in recent years - The Biggest Saudi Oil Field Is Fading Faster Than Anyone…
    - 3 Apr 19, 12:58pm -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • Multilayered solar panels are more efficient
    The main reason why solar panel manufacturers choose silicon solar panels are because they are relatively affordable. However, the main issue with silicon solar panels is that they convert only around 20% of available sunlight into usable electricity…
    - 14 days ago 7 Oct 20, 5:17am -
  • Is hydrogen future No.1 clean energy source?
    Can hydrogen really become No.1 source of clean energy in the future? Well, still difficult to say but there is definitely a huge potential.Hydrogen, unlike fossil fuels, burns clean, meaning there are no greenhouse gases that cause climate change an…
    - 9 Jun 20, 6:45am -
  • Covid-19 crisis to accelerate global renewable energy growth?
    Worldwide Covid-19 crisis could actually lead to more renewable energy sources in years to come. Why? Because renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are far more resilient to the massive energy shock caused by coronavirus pandemic than fossi…
    - 12 May 20, 10:43am -
  • Used Cooking Oil Recycling: Unique Traits of a Recycling Company
    The more you use cooking oil, the more you realize that it changes color as well as the emergence of bad smells. Worst still are toxicity and flammability that result from oil. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), that the oil submits, leads to these unwanted eff…
    - 24 Apr 20, 8:09am -
  • Can solar cells achieve efficiency above 50%?
    Solar cells need to be more efficient than they are today in order for solar power to become primary source of global energy.Another step in the right direction comes from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where researchers have created…
    - 20 Apr 20, 8:37am -