Posts tagged: green energy

Chasing the Solar Dream in B.C.: It Takes Cash and Commitment

By: Randy Shore If your solar dream is to go off the grid and cock a snook at B.C. Hydro in the process, dream on. For all solar electricity’s advantages, in an environment where electricity is cheap and solar productivity is limited when you need it most, tapping into the sun’s power remains relatively expensive. […]

Germany Breaks Green Energy Record by Generating 35% of Power from Renewables in First Half of 2017

By: Markus Wacket, Erik Kirschbaum Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association. Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Its renewable energy has been rising steadily over the last two decades […]

Energy Efficiency for Smart Cities – Examples of Smart City Planning that Advances Energy Efficiency

You have probably heard about new, smart technologies that help people build and maintain their homes, offices and business by improving energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. However, what you might not know is that these kind of solutions are also making their way into the field of city planning, allowing engineers and architects […]

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Will Be Taller Than Empire State Building

By: Lorraine Chow When it comes to the latest wind turbine technologies, size matters. A group of six institutions and universities is designing an offshore wind turbine that will stand 500 meters in height. That’s taller than the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building. The research team, led by researchers at the University of Virginia, believes that its wind turbine concept will […]

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Australian Firm Looks to Bring Cheap, Green Energy to the Poor

A small Australian solar and wave energy firm aims to spearhead an effort to bring cheap, clean power to the poor by 2030, targeting hundreds of millions of dollars of projects, one microgrid at a time. Melbourne: A small Australian solar and wave energy firm aims to spearhead an effort to bring cheap, clean power […]