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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 »

Wind turbines in Germany generated 32.5 TWh of electricity in January

Germany wind energy

Germany’s wind power output in January-May rose 34% year on year and the country is on track for a third successive record year for new turbine installations, with the first wave of offshore wind farms finally coming online, a Platts analysis of the latest available data show. According to Platts, wind turbines in Germany generated […]

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June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Analysis & Features,BUSINESS | Read More »

Greenpeace: Renewable energy is vital for internet lifestyles

Renewable energy is vital for internet lifestyles

A Greenpeace report released on Tuesday accused utilities of hampering efforts to use renewable energy to power data centres needed for services hosted in the cloud. According to euractiv.com, Greenpeace praised moves made by Apple, Google and other internet titans to fill a skyrocketing demand for electricity with solar, wind or other environmentally-friendly sources but […]

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May 13th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Analysis & Features,BUSINESS | Read More »

If Tesla’s new solar power batteries are as good as its cars, they could change the way we store energy

Tesla home battery

Tesla debuted an array of solar power storage systems on Thursday, intended for both homes and businesses. The Powerwall and larger Power Pack systems will allow users to store most of the electricity from their solar panels and use it as needed — at night, on cloudy days, even when the grid goes down. According […]

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

Fossil fuels just lost the race against clean power

renewable energy

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back. According to Bloomberg, the shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 […]

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April 15th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Analysis & Features,BUSINESS | Read More »

Australia’s biggest solar farm starts generating to the grid

Nyngan solar plant

The Nyngan solar plant in western New South Wales began generating power into the National Electricity Market, with the first of the 25MW completed to date feeding into the Australia’s main grid. According to Reneweconomy, far 350,000 solar PV panels have been installed by First Solar, with four times that much to be completed in […]

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March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

Australian-first floating solar plant under construction in South

floating solar farm

An Australian-first floating solar power plant it may be operational in South Australia by early April, with construction about to begin. According to ABC News, the plant will float on a wastewater treatment facility in Jamestown in the state’s mid north. Felicia Whiting of Infratech Industries said the plant was designed so that much of […]

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March 5th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

Google aims to change mobile business with solar-powered internet drones

Google solar-powered drone

Google is working on Project Titan programme, which aims to provide internet services with solar-powered drones to four billion people in rural and remote areas who have no internet access. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Google senior vice-president Sundar Pichai said the lightweight drones will hover over certain areas, and serve […]

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

Solar energy powers innovation at Cook Medical

one of the largest PERC solar installations

Cook Medical partnered with Positronic Solar and WINAICO to build one of the largest PERC solar installations in Asia Pacific – 99.90kW According to a press release, world leading medical device manufacturer, Cook Medical, has taken one giant leap to reduce its carbon footprint and power bill, by installing a 706 square metre field of […]

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February 26th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

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