Residential Wind Power-benefits

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Residential Wind Power-benefits to wind turbines | Energy Info

The wind is created by atmospheric changes. Variations in the earths temperature and air pressures, forces the air to move across the surface of the earth. All of this is caused by the heat of the sun.

Therefore, wind energy is another form of solar power. A wind turbine captures this air movement to produce wind energy.

A turbine is composed of 3 propeller-like blades called a rotor, and New generation wind systems use a series of circular turbines connected together to transfer the power to an on board generator.These rotor system are usually mounted on a tower. The tower height is dictated by the size of the system. The wind strength is stronger the more you…

Green homes fetch higher prices

Green homes fetch higher prices

Portland-area homes with green credentials command prices an average 30 percent higher than their non-certified counterparts, even while the overall market share of certified green homes in the region took a slight dip, according to new data.

Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building organization, announced Wednesday the results of its annual certified home analysis for the Portland metro region for the year May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011 based on Portland Regional Multiple Listing Service data.

The report found that better sales prices were nabbed by both new homes and existing homes with certification of sustainability measures such as energy efficiency and

China’s Biomass Industry on Track

Sugar cane residue can be used as a biofuel

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China’s Biomass Industry on Track for Accelerated Growth

According to industry analysts, if the Chinese central government established more favorable policies to boost the development of the biomass industry, it would immediately enter a period of accelerated growth.

Unleashing Rooftop Solar Energy

Unleashing Rooftop Solar Energy Through More Efficient Government



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Across the country, the race is on to drive down the cost of solar energy. And a new challenge through the U.S. Department of Energy‘s SunShot Initiative could help slash the costs even faster.


We are challenging cities and counties to compete nationwide to cut the red tape that can push up the price tags on solar energy projects.

One of the highest hurdles for would-be investors in residential and small commercial solar energy installations is navigating the differing and expensive administrative processes required to get their solar panels from the drawing board to the rooftop.

Biomass air fuel looks ready for take off

Biomass air fuel looks ready for take off

Biofuels have moved from simply fueling cars to fueling fighter jets and now commercial planes.

Seven member airlines of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) recently signed letters of intent with Solena Fuels for future supply of biomass derived jet fuels.

Solena will use post-recycled urban and agricultural waste and transform that into 16 million gallons of usable jet fuel per year by 2015.

This amount is enough to cover airline operations in…