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World’s largest offshore wind farm approved by the UK Government

offshore wind farm

The Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm – set to be the largest in the world – received the green light from the U.K. government on Tuesday after it was granted development consent by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Greg Clark. According to CNBC, the wind farm will consist of “up to” 300 […]

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August 17th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,INDUSTRY,Wind,WORLD | Read More »

The world’s first “Tesla Town”: solar roofs and Powerwalls

Tesla town

It’s been less than 6 months since Australia received its first shipment of the highly anticipated Tesla Powerwalls, but the country’s developers are already gearing up for big changes, announcing plans to build the world’s first Telsa-powered town in Melbourne. According to D’Marge, the mini-suburb located on the outskirts of Melbourne’s CBD, has been dubbed […]

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July 25th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Tesla’s new ‘Master Plan’: Big trucks, solar chargers, ride sharing

tesla master plan

Elon Musk unveiled his “master plan” for Tesla Motors Inc., delivering a long-term plan that includes making an integrated solar and battery storage system and building a freight truck and a bus. He even has a plan for a ride-sharing business. According to IndustryWeek, Musk delivered the long-awaited plan on the company’s website to explain […]

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July 25th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

Solar energy will be mainstream by 2020, says new report

solar panels

Solar power is reaching maturity as a global energy source, with solar power systems for both residential and utilities in line to reach grid parity by 2020, at which point the cost of electricity generated by the sun will be the same as that from other sources, according to new research from industry analysts Frost […]

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July 21st, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Mercedes Benz set to launch home battery storage in Australia

mercedes benz home battery storage

Mercedes Benz Australia plans to unveil the home battery storage offering at its Melbourne headquarters in Mulgrave, along with an on-site four-car charging station, made up of the lithium-ion battery packs and solar panels. The plan is for the company to sell the batteries to customers as a package with rooftop solar – the cost […]

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June 30th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

IRENA: Solar energy boosts food production and fights poverty

solar irrigation pump

A new paper from IRENA, launched at InterSolar Europe in Munich, highlights the way solar technology is being used to power food production and empower communities to escape poverty. Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability, details how solar technology is being used to improve farming efficiency and agricultural output, highlighting successful examples from […]

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June 27th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal | Read More »

Researchers accidentally make batteries last 400 times longer

rechargeable batteries

Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery. Instead of lithium, researchers at UC Irvine have used gold nanowires to […]

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May 10th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

World’s largest coal supplier to build one of world’s largest solar power plants

massive solar plant

SolarReserve has signed an agreement with the Shenhua Group of China to build one of the world’s largest solar thermal 24-hour a day power plants. This contract is part of the 13th Plan of Five-year National Development by China that outlines installing 10,000MW of Concentrated Solar Power. According to electrek.co, SolarReserve’s technology is unique in […]

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May 5th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal | Read More »

Alta Devices achieves 31.6% solar energy efficiency record

Alta Devices solar cells

With its most recent solar efficiency record of 31.6%, Alta Devices continues to achieve solar efficiencies that are substantially higher than all other commercially available solar technologies. According to Business Wire, this breakthrough, combined with its unique thinness and flexibility, redefines how solar technology can be used. In particular, Alta’s solar technology is of great […]

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April 28th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

This power station can harvest kinetic wave energy and turn it into electricity

wave star energy

The Wavestar machine draws energy from wave power with floats that rise and fall with the up and down motion of waves. The floats are attached by arms to a platform that stands on legs secured to the sea floor. The motion of the floats is transferred via hydraulics into the rotation of a generator, […]

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April 26th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wave power | Read More »


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