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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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  • 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…
    - 61 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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  • 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 12 days ago 10 Jul 17, 12:11pm -
  • Batteries are going to make rooftop solar invulnerable
    Dave Roberts at Vox has an interesting look at the problem cheap battery storage is posing for utilities trying to stop the spread of solar power - Utilities fighting against rooftop solar are only hastening their own doom. As they get cheaper, batte…
    - 12 days ago 10 Jul 17, 11:53am -
  • A Wave Of Gigafactories
    GTM has a look at the wave of gigafactories being built - 10 Battery Gigafactories Are Now in the Works. And Elon Musk May Add 4 More. Gigafactory announcements have been trending in recent months, with plans for at least 10 new plants revealed in th…
    - 13 days ago 9 Jul 17, 1:41pm -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 53 days ago 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…
    - 74 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…
    - 86 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…
    - 87 days ago 26 Apr 17, 9:48am -