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This floating UFO home is powered by solar, wind and water

Jet Capsule UFO home

Known for its exquisite cuisine, prominent fashion scene, and storied football clubs, Italy will soon have the ability to add yet another notable notch to its esteemed culture belt: manufacturer of UFOs. Also known as Unidentified Floating Objects, the UFOs coming to Italian shores in the near future aren’t exactly alien but rather an innovative […]

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April 26th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

This 18-Rotor helicopter runs entirely on electricity

electric helicopter

Developed by the German company e-volo, the Volocopter VC200, a 18-rotor rotor electric helicopter (aka multicopter) completed its first official manned test flight without a hitch, and documented the whole thing on camera. The video shows the managing director Alexander Zosel of the company of E-Volo piloting the maiden manned emission-free aircraft over an airfield […]

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April 18th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Global renewable energy generation capacity up by 152GW

global renewable energy

The renewable energy generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts (GW), which is equivalent to 8.3% last year, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to utilities-me.com, the Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 found that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of […]

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April 12th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Analysis & Features,BUSINESS | Read More »

Scotland generated more than half its electricity from renewables last year

clean energy Scotland

Scotland has reached an ambitious renewable energy milestone by generating 57.7 percent of its gross electricity consumption. It also made up about 26 percent of total UK renewable generation last year. According to Ars Technica UK, the government’s department of energy and climate change has released provisional numbers of renewable energy generation in 2015, which […]

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April 5th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wave power,Wind | Read More »

New world record set in renewable energy investments

renewable energy global investments

All investments in renewables, including early-stage technology and R&D (Research and Development) as well as spending on new capacity, totalled $286 billion in 2015, some 3 per cent higher than the previous record in 2011, said the 10th edition of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual report — Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016. […]

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March 28th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology,Wave power,Wind | Read More »

An entire airport pays nothing for electricity thanks to solar panels

solar-powered airport

Day by day, solar power is becoming a more viable source of energy for homes and businesses. If you need further proof of this, look no further than the Cochin International Airport in India that is now entirely powered by solar energy and pays nothing for electricity. The airport last year installed a solar power […]

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March 22nd, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Europe’s largest floating solar plant to open in London

floating solar plant London

Lightsource’s 6.3 megawatt project will become biggest floating array outside of land-strapped Japan England may be known for its dreary weather and oft-overcast skies, but that hasn’t deterred a group of businesses from wading forward with a solar energy project that will see Europe’s largest floating solar array installed on Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir in […]

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March 17th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

European solar market grows 15% in 2015

solar market Europe

In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to estimates by SolarPower Europe. According to Renewable Energy Focus, demand for solar power systems in European countries increased by around 15% year-on-year, compared to 6.95 GW of new grid-connected solar power capacity in 2014. “It is good to […]

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February 15th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

The world installed 59 GW of solar PV capacity in 2015

solar PV

The world added 59 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity last year for a 34% growth compared to 2014, preliminary figures from GTM Research showed. According to See News Renewables, in 2016, global installations are expected to be 64 GW, bringing the world’s cumulative installed PV capacity to 321 GW. “The fourth quarter of 2015 showed […]

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January 26th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Denmark broke another world record in wind energy production

wind farm

Denmark successfully produced an astonishing 42% of its power from wind turbines in 2015, the highest proportion ever produced by any country. According to mic.com, the figure exceeds 2014’s figure of 39%, which also set a record for national proportion of domestic energy generated via windmill. News agency Ritzau says Danish state electrical provider Energinet confirmed […]

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January 20th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »


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