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New discovery to make cheaper solar energy storage

new solar discovery

Scientists in Switzerland announced a clean-energy breakthrough on Wednesday; a cheaper solar technology that splits water molecules to create clean-burning hydrogen fuel. According to The Japan Times, the solar panel design will make it cheaper to produce hydrogen, but a simple version won’t be available for average citizens for at least 10 years, scientists said. […]

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July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

South Korea ingeniously uses solar panels to cover bike lane and shade bikers

Solar-Powered-Bike-Lane

Over the past five years, the solar energy community has seen major innovation in solar panels. First, the new solar panels are efficiently made to look like windows. As a result of the new design, there’s been a dramatic decrease in solar panel sludge, a waste pollutant left behind from solar panel creation that solar […]

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July 1st, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Company offers a ‘safer’ alternative to emergency power generators

solar-powered generator

Thousands of unlucky South Jersey residents were still without electricity Monday morning, six days after a violent storm knocked out power. Yet one local firm says customers could use its product to turn the lights back on, while they wait for utility providers to make a fix. “We really think you should be able to […]

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June 30th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

Emirates Insolaire Installs World’s First Coloured Solar Panels in Switzerland

world's first coloured solar panels in switzerland

Emirates Insolaire LLC, a pioneer in the development and application of unique solar technologies and a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC [DI] and SwissINSO Holding Inc., has created history with the successful installation of the world’s first KromatixTM coloured solar panels on a building façade in Lausanne, Switzerland. According to Blackbird PR News, the […]

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June 29th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal,Technology | Read More »

Germany’s Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor will be shut down permanently on June 27th

Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor

One less nuclear reactor threat to the people of Europe with the early closure of the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor. According to Greenpeace International, Germany’s 33 year-old Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor will be shut down permanently on June 27th as the country’s phase out of nuclear power continues. It’s the first reactor to close since Germany passed […]

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June 26th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Fund solar panels for Gaza hospitals

solar panels on the roof of Gaza's hospital

A group of Canadian doctors hope to make blackouts a thing of the past for Gaza’s hospitals by installing solar panels to provide energy 24/7 for emergency rooms and operating theatres. The “EmpowerGAZA” project has launched a fundraising drive on Indiegogo to secure the $200,000 required to fund the first hospital, with the ultimate goal […]

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June 25th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

New ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent

solar-powered sensors

The latest buzz in the information technology industry regards “the Internet of things” — the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil-engineering structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock would have their own embedded sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and the coordination of tasks. Realizing that vision, however, will require extremely low-power […]

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June 24th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

British naval base goes solar

Portsmouth naval base

The British navy’s base at Portsmouth, England is to benefit from on-site solar energy. According to cospp.com, the base has had 2000 solar PV panels fitted and it is estimated the facility will save £1m over the next 20 years as a result of the installation. Ken Hobbs, head of energy solutions and services at […]

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June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

This free app can help you calculate your renewable energy potential

IRENA app

Businesses and individuals can make use of a free smartphone app to calculate the renewable energy generation potential of a given location. According to Green Biz, the Global Atlas pocket was launched recently by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and is designed to allow renewable energy “prospectors” and investors to comprehensively research projects before making […]

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June 19th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

Great River Energy offers free wind-power upgrade for electric vehicles

windenergy promotion

Great River Energy and its participating member cooperatives launched Revolt, a first-of-its kind program that allows members to upgrade the electricity used to fuel their vehicles to wind energy at no additional cost. According to Windpower Engineering, renewable sources are already part of Great River Energy’s power mix, but the Revolt program provides a more […]

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June 4th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

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