Posts tagged: renewable energy

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, […]

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 […]

Philippines to Save P10 B Yearly on Shift to Renewable Energy

By: Danessa Rivera MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines stands to save over P10 billion a year if it replaces diesel generation in off-grid areas with renewables, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said. A report done by IEEFA titled “Electricity-Sector Opportunities in the Philippines: The […]

Solar-Powered Emergency Phones at Cycling Track

Dubai: Cyclists can now use solar-powered telephones installed at the Seih Al Salam cycling track in case of emergencies, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Sunday. RTA in association with Dubai Police and Etisalat has installed 30 phones along the 78 kilometre track located in Al Qudra. The phones are located along the […]

These Window Blinds Can Charge Your Devices Using Solar Power

By: Kerrisa Wilson There’s a new type of window blinds that can do more than just provide shade. Smart solar blinds called SolarGaps, use solar power to charge your devices, while also saving you money on your electricity bill. Launched on crowdfunding site Kickstarter this week, SolarGaps can be installed over a window at home or […]