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German manufacturer delivers solar thermal system to Kabul

Many hours of sun at consistently low temperatures: The winter in Afghanistan is predestined for the use of solar heat. The German collector manufacturer REM, Rottenburg/Laaber, has now delivered the first solar thermal system for a multiple dwaelling with 20 flats in Kabul – the beginning of a series of contracts for a total of […]

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December 18th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal,Technology | Read More »

GE sells 230 turbines to Renova Energia

GE and Renova Energia, a wind developer leader in Brazil with 1 GW installed, have signed a contract worth US$ 394 million for 230 GE 1.68-82.5 wind turbines. All 230 turbines have a 10-year operating contract, which will be managed from GE’s services centre.The purchase is part of Renova’s expansion plans that began in November […]

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December 15th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

World’s largest ships emit pollution as 760 million cars

If you’ve been under the impression that your SUV is a gas-guzzler and environment killer unlike any other, here’s a bit of respite. Your metal-chunk-on-wheels certainly isn’t the most polluting modes of transport today. James Corbett, professor of marine policy at the University of Delaware, recently figured ships to be one of the major causes […]

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December 15th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY | Read More »

The first kerosene free lighting state in India

The state government of Chhattisgarh in central India will become the first state of the country which is going to replace kerosene powered lanterns for lighting homes by LED based solar lanterns and solar study lamps. On December 5, 2012, the two programmes “One child One Solar lamp” and “Solar for each family” were launched. […]

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December 15th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

Weltec Biopower builds 500 kW plant in France

The French project developer Methaneo agreed with Weltec Biopower to build a 500 kW biogas plant in France. The Paris-based company has elaborated its own concept for „cooperative agricultural biogas plants“. The new biogas plant project „Cap‘Ter Methanisation SAS“ strengthens the value chains and material cycle in the vicinity of the plant location. The biogas […]

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December 5th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,INDUSTRY,WORLD | Read More »

Wind power is growing in Italy

The installation of small wind turbines is growing rapidly in Italy since the introduction of feed-in tariffs. Since the introduction of feed-in tariffs for small wind turbines in 2008, installations have grown exponentially, says the University’s Wind Energy Report. Yet installed capacity of small wind turbines doubled from 2008 to 2009 and again in 2010 […]

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December 5th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

Utilizing sea wave to generate electricity

Researchers Dr Ismail, Dr Muhammad Murtadha and Baharin Abu Bakar from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia have carried out a conceptual study on mathematical modelling for sea wave in electricity generation. This conceptual study focused on using Oscillating Wave Column (OWC) which is considered as the most efficient way to utilize sea waves, the largest power […]

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December 4th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wave power | Read More »

Costa Rica opens first large-scale solar facility

Costa Rica is celebrating the opening of the country’s first large-scale solar power plant. The solar park, which was built on the slopes of Miravalles Volcano and is comprised of 4,300 solar panels, will generate 1.2 GWh per year, enough to electrify about 600 homes. “Today we not only took another step in terms of […]

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December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

Vestas and Mitsubishi can become partners on world’s largest offshore turbine

Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. are in talks which could lead to them building the world’s largest offshore wind turbine. The report by Stefan Nicola and Gelu Sulugiuc says the envisioned 8 MW turbine would be about 30 percent more powerful than the prevailing market leaders. The report comes just hours […]

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December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

3,900 solar panels on California schools

US-based clean energy firm SolarCity has secured a contract to install 3,900 solar panels on four schools in California’s Woodland Joint Unified School District. According to a statement jointly released by the two entities, the district will incur no upfront costs for the project and is expected to save more than $70,000 in energy costs […]

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December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

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