Posts tagged: NRG Energy

Energy Consumption in Kitchen: Electricity or Gas?

Guest Post Gas and electricity both have their pros and cons. But just as gas took over from wood and coal in the early twentieth century, electricity is all set to dethrone the friendly neighbourhood gas from our kitchens. Cooking by electricity became popular in kitchens since the middle of the twentieth century, as it […]

Largest solar power-plant opens in California

CARSON CITY: The dusty Mojave Desert, once roamed by reptiles has now been transformed by thousands of solar panel power-mirrors. It is considered to be the largest solar power-plant in the world, an innovative milestone for a growing industry that pursuits for energy conservation concerns. The newly innovated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which sprawling […]

Back to growth: SunPower to boost solar cell manufacturing by 25%

Until very recently, closing down solar factories had become a normal occurrence, a natural result of the worldwide glut of solar equipment. But now that trend is starting to reverse, and the latest evidence comes from solar cell maker SunPower, which on Wednesday said it plans to actually increase its solar cell production capacity by […]

The World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant Is Now Online

After three years and $2.2 billion of construction, California has just flipped the switch for the planet’s largest solar thermal plant—the 392 megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Ivanpah’s 300,000 heliostatic mirrors—they reflect and concentrate light around a central molten salt-filled tower, rather than convert light to electricity like photovoltaics—sit on 3,500 acres of federal […]

Army awards 2nd technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Aug. 28, 2013) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors, Aug. 27. Solar is the second of four technologies being awarded under $7 billion Renewable […]