Posts tagged: renewable power

Microorganisms to Convert Renewable Energy to Pipelineable Natural Gas

By Maurice Smith Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has installed a novel bioreactor system that will be used to test power-to-gas technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The project is the first of its kind in the United States converting hydrogen generated from excess renewable power into […]

Falling Green Energy Costs ‘To Stop’ Fossil Fuel Growth

Cheaper electric vehicles and solar technology could halt growth of global demand for oil and coal by 2020, study says. Falling costs of renewable energy technologies could lead to a halt in the growth of global demand for environmentally harmful fossil fuels, according to a new report. Released on Thursday, the report – co-authored by […]

Tesla Converted an Entire Island to Solar with New Microgrid Product Developed by SolarCity

By: Fred Lambert The island of Ta’u in American Samoa has been using diesel generators and burning over 100,000 gallons of fuel per year in order to supply its nearly 600 residents with electricity. That’s no longer the case and the island is now virtually energy independent thanks to a new solar and battery installation by Tesla and […]

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Apple has Some Solar Power it Wants to Sell You

By: David Carnoy Making a big jump into renewable power, Apple last year invested $850 million in a California solar farm. That facility was supposed to provide enough renewable energy for Apple’s new campus in Silicon Valley, all of its other offices in California, all of its retail stores in the state and a data […]