Posts tagged: power station

Australian copper mine adds solar power

By: Michael Allan McCrae The DeGrussa Copper Mine in Western Australia is building the largest off-grid solar array in the country, a 10.6MW power station with an up front cost of $1 million. The mine owner, Sandfire Resources (ASX:FSR) announced the power deal on Tuesday with juwi Renewable Energy Pty, which will finance, build and operate the […]

Germany’s green energy boom is leaving a ‘trail of blood’ on coal companies

BY: Sharif Sakr Since the beginning, the commercial growth of renewable energy has been a laborious, often painful matter of government pushes, tax incentives and campaigning for greater awareness. In Germany, however, the energy market is on the cusp of evolving to the next step: An era in which the sun and the wind replace […]

Scientists solve solar energy’s burning question: how to make it cheaper than fossil fuels

By: Daniel Cooper In a fight between solar and fossil fuels, the latter has always had a killer question up its sleeve: “What about supercritical steam?” That’s the method by which the most advanced power stations generate electricity, superheating water until it instantly becomes steam, a feat that’s only possible (and affordable) by burning coal […]

Dominion Converts First of 3 Coal Plants to Biomass

Dominion Virginia Power’s Altavista power station is now running on renewable biomass as part of a previously announced plan to convert three of its coal-fired power plants in the state to burn mostly waste wood left from regional timbering operations as fuel, the energy provider said Monday. The subsidiary of Richmond-based Dominion Resources Inc. said […]

World’s Largest Community-Owned Solar Project Launches in England

© Neil Maw/Westmill Solar Project From a community-owned solar power station on a brewery roof to solar gardens and shared arrays in DC, the idea of collectively-owned, community-focused renewables is certainly nothing new. But it is an idea that is gaining traction. And activists in England, under the auspices of Westmill Solar Cooperative, have just […]