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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 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…
    - 15 days ago 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…
    - 27 days ago 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…
    - 28 days ago 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…
    - 46 days ago 5 Aug 17, 7:05pm -
  • From Reusable Bags to Solar Power: A Look at How We’ve Gone More Green in the Last 20 Years
    As technology continues to force humanity to adapt in new and exciting ways, many people remain skeptical of its influence. Virtually nothing has remained unchanged due to its influence, a proposition that is very terrifying to some. However, it’s…
    - 50 days ago 1 Aug 17, 9:14pm -

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Peak Energy

  • ‘The windscreen phenomenon’ - why your car is no longer covered in dead insects
    The UK Telegraph has an article on the ongoing decimation of insect populations - ‘The windscreen phenomenon’ - why your car is no longer covered in dead insects. Wildlife experts have been warning about the alarming decline in insects for decade…
    - 21 days ago 30 Aug 17, 8:58am -
  • Fukushima cleanup to cost $72 billion
    Bloomberg has a report on robots exploring the ruins of the Fukushima reactor complex - Japan Pictures Likely Show Melted Fukushima Fuel for First Time. Because of the high radioactivity levels inside the reactor, only specially designed robots can p…
    - 59 days ago 23 Jul 17, 6:51am -
  • Renewable energy becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments
    Quartz has an article noting that Trump's withdrawal from the Paris agreement is just an act of carbonite theatre - renewable energy is now so cheap the US will meet its target anyway - Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris co…
    - 70 days ago 12 Jul 17, 10:37am -
  • Record half year for rooftop solar in Australia
    RNE reports that solar PV installations in Australia are now well above their feed-in tariff driven peak of 2013 - Record half year for rooftop solar after another bumper month. The new statistics, released by industry analyst Sunwiz, follow a new re…
    - 72 days ago 10 Jul 17, 12:39pm -
  • Holland’s first Vertical Forest
    Inhabitat has a look at another example of an urban forest - Holland’s first Vertical Forest to rise with 10,000 air-purifying plants. Hot on the heels of the world’s first Forest City in China, Stefano Boeri Architetti has announced their winnin…
    - 72 days ago 10 Jul 17, 12:11pm -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • newSolution 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…
    - 22 hours ago 19 Sep 17, 12:26pm -
  • Renewable energy boom in Australia
    The former prime minister Tony Abbott basically did everything to stop federal investment into the Australian renewable energy sector. However, renewable energy sector still managed to survive and look strong, even despite the lack of federal support…
    - 21 days ago 30 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • The Nuclear Waste Problem
    You only have to look as far back as six years ago to see the last time nuclear power had a devastating effect on the planet. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011 has been called the biggest environmental disaster in history, and the reacto…
    - 75 days ago 7 Jul 17, 10:43am -
  • Taller wind turbine towers can generate more wind power
    The future of wind energy is often said to be offshore because of more powerful and more consisted winds compared to those on land. But there is also one solution to generate more wind energy from wind farms on land, in form of taller wind turbine to…
    - 30 May 17, 11:48am -
  • Dutch make big steps in offshore wind development
    One of the largest offshore wind energy projects in the world, the Gemini offshore wind farm , is now officially opened. This 600 MW facility located 85 kilometres north of the Groningen coast, has put Netherlands among the leaders in global offshore…
    - 9 May 17, 6:40am -