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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

  • Home Renovation Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home
    Even if you’re skeptical about environmental issues, everyone should try to make their homes as energy-efficient as possible. It has been estimated that the average homeowner could save up to 15% on their yearly energy bill simply by insulating the…
    - 74 days ago 9 Nov 20, 11:35pm -
  • 5 Reasons to Switch to Green HVAC Technology
    The majority of the energy used by US homes every year comes from heating and cooling systems. For commercial buildings, the percentage is even higher. Many parts of America need heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature. Newer system…
    - 24 Sep 20, 10:57pm -
  • Is it Possible to Make Industrial Mining Operations Less Damaging for the Environment?
    Mining is one of those industrial operations that does not only hurt the local environment on a temporary basis, but it can practically change the geology, ecology and air quality around the operation area permanently. Furthermore, a big mining opera…
    - 13 Aug 20, 3:50pm -
  • Discussing All Things Solar and Heating
    The house is cozy, everyone’s had a lovely hot shower and snuggled up on the couch in front of the telly. The heating system is working on a low but steady heat as its snow outside in the garden and the last place we want to be is out there where i…
    - 22 Apr 20, 1:45pm -
  • A Quick Look at Alternate Energy for Your Business
    The world is becoming more aware of the dangers of greenhouse gasses and the pollution creating carbon emissions, believed to be responsible for symptoms of global warming. With this awareness, businesses that consume large amounts of power or contri…
    - 17 Apr 20, 4:01pm -

Green Tech Media

  • newEVgo Seeks $2.6B Public Market Valuation in SPAC Reverse Merger
    EVgo, which owns one of the United States’ biggest electric vehicle charging networks, is following in the footsteps of rival EV charging provider ChargePoint in seeking to become a publicly-traded company via a special purpose acquisition company…
    - 16 mins ago 22 Jan 21, 6:54pm -
  • newAustralia Looks to Smart Inverters to Cram More PV Into World’s Top Solar Market
    The world’s top market for rooftop solar is looking for new ways to add distributed PV to its electricity system by fine-tuning its interplay with the power grid. This year, utilities in the Australian states South Australia and Victoria will ro…
    - 56 mins ago 22 Jan 21, 6:14pm -
  • newHow New Building Rules Can Revitalize Residential Solar in England
    Tighter rules on the carbon footprint of new-build homes in England could likely trigger a fresh boom for residential solar.New homes will be required to produce 31 percent less carbon dioxide than they do now, according to plans laid out this we…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Jan 21, 5:04pm -
  • newWhy Local Solar + Storage Is a Pillar of the Net-Zero Grid
    This week, we finally left behind a destructive regime that thwarted environmental policy at every turn. We exchanged it for a government putting climate experts and clean-energy doers in its highest ranks in a way that no prior administration has ev…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Jan 21, 4:31pm -
  • President Biden Names Richard Glick as FERC Chair
    President Joe Biden has named Richard Glick to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, giving leadership and agenda-setting authority to the agency’s longest-running Democratic member, a key opponent to some of FERC’s most clean-energy-…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jan 21, 6:56pm -

Peak Energy

  • World's largest floating LNG factory remains in shutdown
    The ABC has an update on the Prelude floating LNG facility, the largest floating object ever built - World's largest floating LNG factory remains in shutdown — at just three years old. Shell's massive floating LNG factory off the Kimberley coast ha…
    - 23 Aug 20, 10:51am -
  • The Unraveling of America
    Wade Davis has an article in Rolling Stone that is well out of his usual zone of topics - The Unraveling of America. Pandemics and plagues have a way of shifting the course of history, and not always in a manner immediately evident to the survivors.…
    - 9 Aug 20, 9:16am -
  • Full Employment - Putting hydrocarbons back in the ground
    Interesting proposal from Cory Doctorow on how to soak up all the excess labor post pandemic - Full Employment. Look: when the pandemic crisis is over, 30% of the world will either be unemployed or working for governments. This isn’t after an Artif…
    - 26 Jul 20, 12:02pm -
  • The tragedy of the time horizon
    Kim Stanley Robinson has a good article in The New Yorker on science vs economics - The Coronavirus Is Rewriting Our Imaginations. People who study climate change talk about “the tragedy of the time horizon.” The tragedy is that we don’t care e…
    - 25 May 20, 9:58am -
  • Twilight In The Desert ?
    Bloomberg reports that Matt Simmons may have been right after all - according to data released by Saudi Aramco the Ghawar field appears to have substantial production declines in recent years - The Biggest Saudi Oil Field Is Fading Faster Than Anyone…
    - 3 Apr 19, 12:58pm -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • New, Cheap Electric Energy Storage System Like Pumped Hydro but Subterranean
    Pumped Hydro Compressed Air Energy Storage (PHCAES) is a new system that can deliver stored energy at two to three cents per kilowatt-hour. This cost, far lower than that of lithium batteries, is similar to Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES), a prove…
    - 12 days ago 11 Jan 21, 6:30am -
  • UK takes historic step to decarbonise cars and vans
    The UK has taken another historic step on the road to ending its contribution to climate change while boosting jobs in the process, as the Prime Minister, Transport Secretary and Business Secretary announced the end of the sale of new petrol and dies…
    - 60 days ago 23 Nov 20, 1:49pm -
  • Solar Power Supply awarded the contract for the installation of a 144 kW solar in California
    Solar Power Supply, a leading provider of solar energy systems in Southern California, formally announced it was awarded the contract for the installation of a 144 kW solar energy system with America’s Best Value Inn & Suites located in Fontana, Ca…
    - 71 days ago 12 Nov 20, 9:27am -
  • Renewable energy sources dominate U.S. electrical generating capacity in 2020
    According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity ad…
    - 93 days ago 21 Oct 20, 11:54am -
  • Multilayered solar panels are more efficient
    The main reason why solar panel manufacturers choose silicon solar panels are because they are relatively affordable. However, the main issue with silicon solar panels is that they convert only around 20% of available sunlight into usable electricity…
    - 7 Oct 20, 5:17am -