Posts tagged: renewable energy

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 […]

Warren Buffett Says He’s Got a ‘Big Appetite’ For a Solar or Wind Project

By: Evelyn Chung Warren Buffett is looking for investment opportunities in renewable energy. “We have got a big appetite for wind or solar,” Buffett said Saturday at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting. “If someone walks in with a solar project tomorrow and it takes a billion dollars or three billion dollars, we’re ready to do it,” […]

How Batteries Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

By: Justin Worland All over California, there’s evidence of the state’s goal to lead the country in renewable energy. Enormous farms of shiny solar panels have popped up across southern California, and gigantic wind turbines dot the landscape outside nearly all the major cities. There are less flashy—and less visible—investments in renewables going on, too. Tucked […]

First Nation Charts Brighter Course with 160-Panel Solar Facility

Already invested in wind, solar and food security, North Shore band is increasing its ‘energy sovereignty.’ By: David P. Ball The sun is about to rise on one local First Nation’s renewable-energy ambitions thanks to a planned 160-panel solar power array it plans to install on a new government and health building under construction. “It’s […]