Posts tagged: Energy development

Stealing Apollo’s chariot: the inner workings of solar panels

By: Will Nicol Electricity surrounds us. Whether in the grids of power cables blanketing every developed nation, or the currents coursing through the human bloodstream to keep the heart beating, electricity drives our lives. It has powered the great advances of the last century and the hunger for more — and a more efficient — means of […]

This Giant Straw is actually a Vertical Bladeless Wind Turbine

By: Derek Markham Small-scale wind generators, especially vertical designs, are the renewable energy pariahs, and the clean energy concept that many cleantech enthusiasts love to hate. But that hasn’t stopped anyone from continuing to develop new versions of wind generators that break with the conventional windmill design, and the team behind the Vortex Bladeless design […]

A High-Renewables Tomorrow, Today: El Hierro, Canary Islands

By: Laurie Guevara-Stone Islands confront some of the most difficult energy challenges. Their size and remoteness means they pay extremely high energy costs for often unreliable and dirty energy. Yet many islands are blessed with large amounts of sun, wind, and water, making renewable energy a promising solution. One small island off the coast of […]

Spain Becomes 1st Nation to make Renewable Power as Main Source of Energy – AEE Report

It has always been stressed that use of renewable sources energy should be increased. But it has been seen that energy generated from renewable sources mainly from wind, solar and hydroelectric energy forms to be very small part of total energy produced in many countries. In that case, Spain would act as an exception. As […]

Sprawl + Solar Power + EVs = Cities of the Future

Sprawl + Solar Power + EVs = Cities of the Future (via Environment News Service) AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 31, 2013 (ENS) – While a compact city may be more efficient for gasoline-powered vehicles, a sprawling city is more efficient when electric vehicles are the means of transport and solar electricity is the main energy […]