Posts tagged: solar energy

China Tests Its First Solar-Powered Highway That Can Charge Electric Cars

China has successfully conducted tests on its first solar-powered highway on Thursday. The kilometer-long stretch in Jinan city, the capital of Shandong province could revolutionise transport as it can support future wireless charging. According to the builders, Qilu Transportation Development Group, the new road is the first freeway photovoltaic pavement experiment section in the world. Situated […]

Manitoba’s Investment in Solar Power is Paying Dividends

By: Nazim Cicek Whenever I travel outside the province and mention I live in Manitoba, I get asked about the cold weather. My standard response is that one gets used to it, that the kids get to play hockey outdoors, and besides, it’s always sunny. As a matter of fact, Winnipeg ranks among the sunniest […]

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Aera Energy & GlassPoint To Build California’s Largest Solar Farm At Belridge Oilfield

By: Joshua S Hill  Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, will partner with GlassPoint Solar to build the State’s largest solar energy project at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield. Announced on Wednesday, Aera Energy — a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil — will partner with GlassPoint Solar, the industry-leading […]

Producing Ethylene Using Solar Energy

Scientists in Singapore have developed an artificial photosynthesis device for greener ethylene production. A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas using only sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. They published their findings in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Ethylene, […]

5,500 U.S. Schools Use Solar Power, and That’s Growing as Costs Fall, Study Shows

As renewable energy prices drop, schools are saving millions, while teaching students about technology. Their solar capacity has nearly doubled in three years. By: Lyndsey Gilpin In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools Superintendent Peter Gretz and other […]