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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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  • 3 Easy Ways to Lead a Greener Life
    There is no one today who isn’t aware of the importance of trying to live in a more ecologically friendly way. The effects of climate change and global warming are becoming undeniable, and we are no longer dealing with an abstract concept that migh…
    - 5 days ago 18 Jan 18, 4:06am -
  • 5 Tips to Make Your Home Remodel Energy Efficient
    If you’re thinking about remodeling soon, why not kill two birds with one stone and implement energy saving trends to make your home more efficient? Some energy saving implementations can prove to be costly, but if you’re remodeling and making a…
    - 5 Sep 17, 9:49pm -
  • 5 Ways Bog Mats Help Protect Environment
    Necessary steps must be taken by companies and their contractors to avert damage to environmentally sensitive areas. The use of bog mats is prevalent among industries keen to preserve natural areas. A bog mat is a cover designed to shield the ground…
    - 23 Aug 17, 11:08pm -
  • How to Make a Period Property More Energy Efficient
    Period properties are beautiful, but they can also be problematic. Modern building methods are very different and we don’t have to contend with issues such as lead paint or asbestos when buying a modern home. A ZOTApro certification will teach you…
    - 22 Aug 17, 11:27pm -
  • DEELAT Solar Powered Motion Light Review
    This review is of the DEELAT solar powered motion light which we had the pleasure of testing recently. This light is useful for home use as a security system to alert a homeowner to motion nearby and is also ideal for pathways, parking lots, and camp…
    - 5 Aug 17, 7:05pm -

Green Tech Media

  • newUK Power Networks Aims to Unlock Hidden Grid Capacity
    A British distribution network operator is embarking on a project to help the grid handle electric vehicles while avoiding £271 million (USD $378 million) in upgrades.UK Power Networks believes its "active response" trial, which kicked off this…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 11:44am -
  • newTrump Administration Issues 30% Solar Panel Import Tariff
    The White House announced Monday that President Trump has issued a 30 percent year-one tariff on imported solar cells and modules. Tariffs will decline over a four-year period. The first 2.5 gigawatts of imported cells are excluded from the add…
    - 16 hours ago 22 Jan 18, 9:52pm -
  • newFirstEnergy Gets $2.5 Billion Equity Boost, With Coal and Nuke Plants Under Pressure
    Investor-owned utility FirstEnergy got a $2.5 billion shot in the arm Monday.The company will use some of that money to pay down $1.45 billion of its $21.1 billion debt, Reuters reported. The investment came from Elliott Management Corp., Blue…
    - 19 hours ago 22 Jan 18, 6:50pm -
  • Report: Tesla Ranks Last for Automated Driving
    Within the next year or so, Elon Musk says Tesla cars will be able to drive themselves from California to New York without any human interaction.But Tesla’s automated driving system, Autopilot, may not be as ready as Musk claims.The latest cr…
    - 1 day ago 22 Jan 18, 12:35pm -
  • If You Own a Fast-Food Joint in Florida, You May Want to Consider Battery Storage
    If you own a fast-food restaurant in Florida, then you might want to consider investing in battery storage now. That is one of the conclusions of a study looking into battery storage economics in America's largest regulated energy state.The rese…
    - 1 day ago 22 Jan 18, 12:16pm -

Peak Energy

  • SolarReserve to build 150MW solar thermal project in South Australia
    The SMH reports that SolarReserve will be building a 150MW solar thermal power plant in South Australia, following on the commissioning of the world's largest battery storage facility by Tesla in the state and in parallel with Zen Energy’s 1GW sola…
    - 13 days ago 10 Jan 18, 1:28pm -
  • Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant
    The Guardian has a look at the UK's disastrous Hinkley Point nuclear power project - Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant. Hinkley Point, on the Somerset coast, is the biggest building site in Europe.…
    - 13 days ago 10 Jan 18, 8:18am -
  • Venezuela to issue $5.9 billion in oil-backed cryptocurrency
    Reuters has a report on Venezuela's plans to issue an oil backed alternative currency, apparently trying to leverage the crypto-currency boom to circumvent US sanctions. Using a fossil fuel to back the currency is bad but no worse than the massive wa…
    - 13 days ago 10 Jan 18, 7:17am -
  • I am Eric Trump !
    McSweeney's has a weird and possibly satirical article explaining Eric Trump's public silence - I AM ERIC TRUMP. MY FAMILY WON’T LET ME TALK BECAUSE I AM AN ANARCHO-FEMINIST COMMITTED TO KURDISH LIBERATION. Over the past few years, I have been mock…
    - 13 days ago 10 Jan 18, 7:10am -
  • On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming
    The Guardian has a look back at a long ago warning about global warming to the oil industry - On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming. Over 300 government officials, economists, historians, scientists…
    - 17 days ago 6 Jan 18, 3:46am -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • DTACL systems can improve solar energy efficiency
    There is a widespread opinion among the energy experts from all around the world how there is an enormous potential of solar energy. But in order for solar energy to fulfill its potential and become dominant source of global energy supply it will nee…
    - 14 days ago 9 Jan 18, 1:27pm -
  • Quick Guide To Efficient Home Heating
    One way of saving energy is to use it as efficiently as possible. Renewable energy and energy efficiency usually go hand to hand when discussing potential solutions to save energy in your home.Choosing the right heating option saves energy but it a…
    - 55 days ago 29 Nov 17, 9:49am -
  • Why More Businesses are Going Sustainable, and What You Can Do to Follow Their Example
    Today’s business is much different than it was even 10-years ago. Employees can be a little more mobile, suits aren’t as boxy, and an entire business can be run through a smartphone. There’s been another shift, however. Businesses today have be…
    - 90 days ago 25 Oct 17, 5:34am -
  • Ocean wind power has enormous potential
    The fact that ocean winds are more frequent and lot more powerful than those on land is a common fact. However, there are plenty of work ahead before we start harvesting this tremendous ocean wind power potential.The researchers have calculated that…
    - 97 days ago 18 Oct 17, 9:09am -
  • Solution to reliable solar systems lies in algorithms?
    The current solar power systems are designed in a way that doesn't allow you to power your home during an outage. This is in order to comply with several safety standards. What this basically means is that devices that control your solar panels are p…
    - 19 Sep 17, 12:26pm -