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  • 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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  • 5 Tips to Ensure You Have the Most Eco-Friendly Wedding Ever
    While having a wedding is one thing, making sure that it has the least impact on the environment is a main preoccupation for many people. Eco-friendly weddings don’t have to be exotic or expensive, however. In this article, we’re going to give yo…
    - 6 days ago 21 May 17, 10:27pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 -

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  • UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018
    Investment bank UBS is forecasting that electric car costs will hit parity with petrol cars next year - UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018. Analysts for UBS have torn apart a perfectly good Chevy Bolt to see how it i…
    - 3 days ago 25 May 17, 12:29pm -
  • IEA Predictions Of Solar Power Capacity Growth
    Stunningly wrong, year after year... I made a graph showing the historic track record of the IEA in predicting solar: reality steeply increasing but IEA is having none of it.— AukeHoekstra (@AukeHoekstra) May 21, 2017
    - 3 days ago 25 May 17, 12:19pm -
  • Rude Maps
    Apparently Beavis and Butthead became cartographers when they eventually finished school - Rude Map Of The World. #Map shows the rudest place names around the world. Wonder what the authors left out...…
    - 3 days ago 25 May 17, 10:38am -
  • World’s largest floating solar PV plant connected to grid in China
    PV magazine reports on a new floating solar PV plant in China - World’s largest floating solar PV plant connected to grid in China. Chinese PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow announced that a 40MW aquaculture project, the world’s largest floating P…
    - 3 days ago 25 May 17, 10:33am -
  • Japan and China successfully extract methane hydrates from seafloor
    Methane Hydrates are one of those apparently mythical energy sources that never quite get to commercial production. The Independent reports that China and Japan may be making progress on extracting the burning ice from the oceans (at who knows what c…
    - 3 days ago 25 May 17, 8:46am -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • 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…
    - 19 days ago 9 May 17, 6:40am -
  • How to Understand Your Electric and Gas Bills
    When you get your electric and gas bills in the mail every month, you probably don't take too much time to read through your consumption rates. Since it's all written in the dense, technical language of energy scientists, it doesn't exactly make for…
    - 31 days ago 27 Apr 17, 12:43pm -
  • The secret behind the rapid growth of wind power capacity in United States
    In 2016, wind power managed to surpass hydropower thus becoming the largest source of renewable electricity in United States.  It is now the fourth-biggest source of electricity behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy.The majority of energy ana…
    - 32 days ago 26 Apr 17, 9:48am -
  • Popularity of heat pumps increases
    The prices of traditional types of thermal service regularly increase. The fact that they do harm to the environment has to be reconsidered. Changes gradually happen, and now the whole world watches renewable energy sources. In a race of alternative…
    - 48 days ago 10 Apr 17, 12:20pm -
  • Renewable energy more attractive to investors than fossil fuels
    In 2016, renewable energy sector, excluding large hydro, experienced decline in global new investment. According to the latest report by the Frankfurt School for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance global new investment in renewables fell by 23% to…
    - 51 days ago 7 Apr 17, 9:59am -