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China Activates World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

By: Steve Hanley The largest floating solar power plant in the world is officially in operation. Located in the city of Huainan in the Anhui province in China, the system has a power output capacity of 40 megawatts, which isn’t huge by today’s standards, but was just a decade ago. Floating solar farms have several advantages, […]

Monday May 29th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

LEGO Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Target Three Years Ahead of Schedule

Company builds wind turbine made entirely of LEGO bricks to celebrate The LEGO group now says it is running entirely on renewable energy after reaching its 100 per cent target three years ahead of schedule. The company achieved its ambitious goal due to the completion of a 258 megawatt offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea, building a giant wind turbine made entirely of […]

Saturday May 27th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

Mercedes-Benz and Vivint Solar Partner to Compete with Tesla in Home Energy

Mercedes-Benz Energy will combine home energy storage with Vivint solar panels in the U.S. Will be available first to California homeowners in the second quarter. Product is very similar to those offered by Tesla. Part of Mercedes’ larger electrification strategy. By: Robert Ferris Mercedes-Benz is partnering with U.S.-based Vivint Solar to compete with Tesla and […]

Thursday May 25th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

Printed Solar Tiles Are Thinner, Cheaper, and Easier to Use

Solar panels have become increasingly inexpensive in the past months. However, while a number of large-scale energy producers are shifting towards solar power, there is still a lack of homes that have adopted the technology. In Australia, a place bathed in seemingly constant direct sunlight, price is still a major stumbling block for homeowners considering switching […]

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

Developer Plans Solar-Powered Townhouses

By: David McGee BRISTOL, Va. – A developer is seeking city approval to construct 30 upscale townhouses using solar power to partially or wholly offset the electric bills. Aaron Lilly has proposed constructing Wildflower Ridge subdivision on 12.5 hillside acres behind the existing Seven Oaks townhouse development, near Interstate 81’s Exit 5. Lilly, who also […]

Sunday May 21st, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »