Posts tagged: solar energy

Almost Every Country in the World Can Power Itself with Renewable Energy

The planet is pretty much ready to go 100 percent renewable by 2050. By Kendra Pierre-Louis The country’s energy mix is under scrutiny. A report commissioned by Energy Secretary Rick Perry acknowledges that low natural gas prices—not renewables—are behind the recent closure of coal energy plants, and that the grid has managed to withstand the increasing presence of […]

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Households Should Be Paid For Their Solar Energy – Report

Expert Joseph Curtin says ‘overdue incentives’ should apply to small producers By: Kevin O’Sullivan The Government’s long-awaited move to incentivise the scaling-up of solar energy development in Ireland should not exclude individuals and small businesses who wish to avail of an opportunity to reduce their energy costs by installing rooftop panels. That is among the recommendations of […]

Three Renewable Energy Numbers to Impress Your Friends With: 7, 43, 50

By: John Rodgers Next time you’re talking with a friend about the exciting things happening in our electricity sector (aren’t you always?), here are three easy numbers for remembering how we’re doing: 7, 43, and 50.  That’s: wind energy’s progress, solar energy’s growth, and the number of states making it happen. Wind’s growth = 7 Renewables […]

A Solar Plant in the Sahara Could Help Power the EU

A proposed solar farm in Tunisia could provide over 4 gigawatts of power for Europe. By: Avery Thompson As Europe tries to wean itself off of fossil fuels, it looks toward renewable energy like wind and solar. But many parts of Europe aren’t exactly known for their sunny weather, which limits how much clean energy […]

Nonprofit Installs Solar Panels on Roofs of Lower-Income Households — Free

By: Mary Hui Twane Turnage and Anthony Garner stood at the bottom of a bright orange ladder and carefully guided a solar panel with hooks and ropes attached along the ladder rails toward a pitched roof. “Pull!” hollered Turnage, 18. “Pull!” echoed Garner, 21. Above them, their colleagues peered over the edge of the roof, […]