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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 -

Clean Tech Blog

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  • Water is like an open economy: Update from Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research
    You may have followed the discussions at the Davos World Economic Forum recently. Much of this of course is high level politicking, but it can signpost major trends in the general economy. A major theme this year was picked out in the report: The Fou…
    - 29 Feb 16, 12:42pm -
  • Is Tesla Really the EV King?
    by Neal Dikeman, chief blogger, Cleantech Blog Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been the electric vehicle darling since almost the day it launched.  I’d argue there are some really neat aspects to its product and strategy, but it is far from a reso…
    - 18 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • EV King Tesla – Where Did the Cash Go?
    Analysis of 2014 financial results and valuation of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)
    - 16 Mar 15, 2:00pm -

Daily Energy Report

Energy Refuge

  • 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…
    - 63 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

  • newA British Billionaire Wants to Nab the World’s Biggest Battery Title From Elon Musk
    Elon Musk set a record with his massive South Australia battery last year. Now it's a target for another ambitious billionaire.British businessman Sanjeev Gupta plans to build a 120 megawatt/140 megawatt-hour battery complex in the same region w…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Mar 18, 5:35pm -
  • newUS Rejects EU Solar Tariff Alternative at the WTO
    The Trump administration has refused to accept European Union alternatives to U.S. safeguard tariffs on imported solar products, according to a joint statement issued by the World Trade Organization.Safeguard measures are permitted under WTO rul…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Mar 18, 5:24pm -
  • newWhy US Solar Had a Down Year in 2017
    Last year was a tough one for many U.S. solar companies. For the first time, America's solar market saw a decline in growth and solar employment.What gives? In this podcast, we're going to walk through the sector-specific factors that threw sola…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Mar 18, 4:52pm -
  • newYour Electric Vehicle Is Getting Cleaner
    The average electric vehicle is now as clean as a conventional car that gets 80 miles per gallon, and produces far less emissions than any gasoline-only car available, according to a recent Union of Concerned Scientists analysis of Environmental Pr…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Mar 18, 9:15am -
  • newSunnova Enters the Residential Solar-Plus-Storage Market
    Houston-based rooftop solar financier Sunnova has entered the solar-plus-storage market.The company launched its SunSafe offering in the California market as a 25-year lease deal, with a full warranty and performance guarantee. That gives it a l…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Mar 18, 9:00am -

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…
    - 70 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.…
    - 70 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 75 days ago 6 Jan 18, 3:46am -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • Renewable energy holds the key to future energy security
    Human population continues with its rapid growth. By the end of this century there will likely be more than 11 billion people living on this planet. The increase in human population leads to increase in global energy demand. The next logical question…
    - 8 days ago 13 Mar 18, 8:31am -
  • Intermittent renewable power not making the grid unreliable
    The opponents of renewable energy development usually point to the intermittency of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind when discussing the major setbacks of the current renewable energy development. They even say that the increased renew…
    - 29 days ago 20 Feb 18, 7:54am -
  • California - A perfect market for electric vehicles
    California continues to lead the nation in terms of renewable energy development. Solar, wind, geothermal - all these energy sources are becoming increasingly important in "The Golden State" but there is also one other important sector contributing t…
    - 51 days ago 29 Jan 18, 12:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 71 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…
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