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Renault has the automotive world’s biggest solar-powered vehicle canopy

French automaker Renault has come up with a fabulously green way to shelter the cars that roll out of its assembly lines. The company has recently installed a canopy soaked through with solar panels that has been termed as “the world’s largest photovoltaic system in the auto industry”. The canopy generates green energy and also […]

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November 16th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

The world’s first country powered completely by the sun

Nestled in the South Pacific lies a paradise-on-earth, called Tokelau. In essence a group of islands, this beautiful country has now been crowned as the world’s first nation to go 100% solar-powered! Using a one megawatt array spread across three atolls, Tokelau is capable of powering 1,400 residents’ lives with renewable energy, generating enough power […]

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November 9th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal | Read More »

Samsung opens Korea’s first offshore wind farm

Samsung has been leading the world of technology and has turned into one of the world’s largest consumer electronics giants lately. The Samsung Heavy Industries has now moved towards the greener horizon and has announced plans for an 84-megawatt offshore wind farm. This will be Korea’s first and will be built jointly with Korea Southern […]

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November 8th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

The world’s largest wind farm, London Array

The world’s largest wind-farm, the London Array has finally begun generating energy. Located in the Thames Estuary, the project will be worth 630 MW when completed. Currently, just 15 of the total 175 turbines have been installed, with the rest being set up. The remaining turbines are expected to be constructed by the end of […]

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November 7th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Solar Cell Made of a Single Molecule

A method to measure the photocurrents of a ‘single functionalized photosynthetic protein system’ has now been developed by researchers. The researchers are confident that they can show that such a system could be integrated and “selectively addressed” inside of an artificial photovoltaic device’s architecture while still being able to retain its “biomolecular functional properties.” The […]

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October 4th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Market News | Read More »

Warrant Buffet’s MidAmerican purchases two wind-farms

Warrant Buffet’s MidAmerican purchases two wind-farms capable of generating 300 megawatts. American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist better known as the “Wizard of Omaha”, Warren Buffet has now shown his greener side. The billionaire’s Berkshire Hathaway’s subsidiary, MidAmerican, has recently purchased to massive wind farms in California. Generating a total of 300 megawatts of electricity, […]

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October 4th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

The European Union has passed the milestone of 100 GW

EU reaches 100 GW wind power milestone. It took the European wind energy sector some twenty years to get the first 10 GW grid connected. It needed 13 years to add an additional 90 GW. And half of the actual total European wind power capacity has been installed over the past six years. 100 GW […]

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

V3Solar Spin Cell vs conventional solar panels

As technology progresses, solar power harvesting systems are quickly receiving long-awaited upgrades. Recently, we stumbled across this revolutionary new solar energy harvester called the V3Solar Spin Cell. Developed by V3Solar, this cone-shaped apparatus is capable of generating roughly about 20 times more energy than the traditional flat solar panel. Using concentrating lenses, dynamic spin, a […]

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October 3rd, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Market News | Read More »

Sharp unveils new semi-transparent solar panels

Sharp unveils new semi-transparent solar panels with 6.8% conversion efficiency. See-through solar panels have been a long standing dream of many, and Sharp has just given the world its first taste of the revolutionary technology. Designed specifically for use as balcony railings and skyscraper windows, these solar panels have a semi-transparent black finish with a […]

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September 30th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,INDUSTRY,Market News | Read More »

Google Purchases 48 MW of Wind Power

Google Purchases 48 MW of Wind Power for Its Oklahoma Data Center. That’s a very large amount of electricity, enough to power a small city.The recent announcement shows that with a forward-thinking approach, large companies can make significant contributions to the transition to a renewable energy economy. “To power its Oklahoma data centre – one […]

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September 30th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

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